Everest Kanto Cylinder Limited was incorporated as Everest Kanto
Cylinder Private Limited on 24th June 1978 under the Act. The
company was promoted jointly by the families of Khuranas and
Thakkar, both the families having trading background in High
Pressure Seamless gas cylinders. Being conversant with the
market, they identified a gap in the small cylinders market segment
in the country, and jointly decided to put up a cylinder
unit in the year 1978. Later on, Mr J. T. Thakkar and family withdrew
from the business and transferred his interest to Mr P. K. Khurana in
Due to the aggregate turnover exceeding the prescribed limits, the
Company became a deemed public company as per the provisions
of the Act, namely section 43A of the Act in July 1, 1989.
Subsequently, due to the amendment effected to the said Section
43A of the Act, the Company reverted to being a private limited
company. On June 7, 2005, the company was converted into a
public limited company and received fresh Certificate of
consequent to change of name to Everest Kanto Cylinder Limited.
The first manufacturing facility suitable for manufacturing small
seamless cylinders of water capacity (1 to 21 litres) was set-up in
collaboration with Kanto Koatsu Yoki Manufacturing Company, a
Japanese cylinder manufacturer at Aurangabad in the year 1978.
Later, EKC expanded its manufacturing capacity with in house
technology by setting up a new facility at Tarapur in the year 1985
to manufacture large sized cylinders of higher water capacities (21
to 80 litres) which was later expanded to manufacture the widest
range of High Pressure Gas cylinders with water capacity up to 280
litres and capable of withstanding extreme working pressure of upto
400 Bar. In order to tap the emerging potential for cylinders in
markets like Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc, EKC set up a new state
of the art manufacturing facility at Dubai, which has gone into
commercial production during 2003-04. Dubai plant has been set
up in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone Area and functions as a Branch
office of EKC under the operating name of “EKC Industries”. In sum,
the company has state of the art manufacturing facilities at
Tarapur and Dubai (UAE) and manufactures its cylinders from seamless
tubes of international quality.
- The Company has splits its face value from Rs10/- to Rs2/-.
-Everest Kanto has received an order from Pakistan and Middle East
countries for the supply of CNG cylinders
-Everest Kanto Cylinder has completed the acquisition of a majority
stake (72.65%) in Calcutta Compressions & Liquefaction Engineering
-Everest Kanto Cylinder has received orders for the export of CNG
cylinders aggregating to about USD 5 Million.
-Everest Kanto Cylinder has established a wholly owned subsidiary
(WOS) in Thailand by the name of EKC Industries (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
-Mr. Vipin Chandok has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer
of the Company
-Everest Kanto Cylinder sets up of step down wholly owned subsidiary
-Mr. P. K. Khurana has been appointed as Managing Director of the