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When our founder, Darius Forbes, set us on our path of energising businesses, he said: 

 "We were always conscious that we were selling more than mere equipment. We were selling increased production, improved product quality, production at a lower cost and quite often a combination of all three”.

This philosophy has become the cornerstone of Forbes Marshall's approach, with a focus of adding value to customers and communities every day.

Our deep customer knowledge helps us to develop new products and services. A large Research & Development team is invested in innovating for the future needs of industry. Through these research based innovations we continue to focus on energy and process optimisation resulting in lower levels of energy consumption, having a positive impact on the environment.


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  1. Darius Forbes with India's First Prime Minister


    J N Marshall & Co was set up as a trading company, and started supplying steam accessories to a thriving textile industry in Ahmedabad. This marked the beginning of a legacy.

  2. 1946

    J N Marshall & Co entered into distribution of products for the efficient use of steam for energy and a tie up with Cochran for selling packaged boilers.

  3. Forbes Marshall Kasarwadi Plant under Construction


    The first manufacturing unit stood tall in Kasarwadi, Pune.

  4. Old Photo of Forbes Marshall Shop Floor


    Spirax Marshall incorporated for the manufacture of steam system products.

  5. 1962

    Entered into the control instrumentation business. Strategic alliance with Cambridge Instruments UK and Polymetron, France for the manufacture of water quality analysers.

  6. 1984

    Krohne Marshall incorporated for manufacture of flow and level equipment in joint venture with KROHNE Messtechnik, Germany. Association formed with Shinkawa Electric Co, Japan for vibration monitoring equipment.

  7. 1985

    Launched a range of control valves and desuperheating stations in collaboration with ARCA Regler, Germany.

  8. 1986

    Operations for the control instrumentation business moves to Pimpri, Pune.

  9. 1997

    Introduced consultancy services for layout and detailed engineering of new process plants.

  10. 2006

    Internationally certified Krohne Marshall flowmeter calibration rig, the second largest in Asia, set up.

  11. 2007

    Forbes Marshall CODEL, a joint venture between Forbes Marshall and CODEL International, UK, incorporated for the manufacture of emission monitoring systems.

  12. 2008

    Forbes Marshall makes its first overseas investment in CODEL International, UK.

  13. 2009

    The Forbes Marshall and VYNCKE NV, Belgium joint venture Forbes Vyncke incorporated for manufacture of biomass solid fuel fired boilers.

  14. 2012

    Incorporation of Forbes Solar, in joint venture with Azur Earth GmBH, Germany for manufacture of solar cogeneration combined heat and power systems.

  15. 2013

    Boiler manufacturing begins at the Forbes Marshall campus under the Mega Project Scheme of the Government of Maharashtra at Chakan, Pune.
    This manufacturing facility is certified by the prestigious American Society Of Mechanical Engineer's "ASME 'U' Designator & Certificate" for manufacturing. NBIL has also certified the facility.

  16. 2015

    Forbes Marshall acquired the entire foreign share holding of its JV partner in the steam systems business

  17. 2021

    2021 marked the 75th anniversary of Forbes Marshall.

  18. 2021

    Forbes Marshall sets up a manufacturing facility at Singapore

Vision and Values

Energising Businesses and Communities Worldwide

Forbes Marshall is a leading provider of energy and process automation solutions worldwide through innovative and differentiated offerings. Our distinctive sales approach delivers customer benefits. We have always taken pride in the way we offer solutions, exceeding customer expectations on quality and delivery. Over the decades, we have built a great place to work; one that thrives on diversity and benefits communities around the areas we operate in.

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