1949 - DOI was Incorporated on 17th December, as a wholly owned
subsidiary of Dorr-Liver Inc., USA.
1950 - A branch office of DOI was set up in India to distribute
Oliver equipment in India.
1959 - Dorr-Oliver Inc., USA, entered into a technical assistance
agreement with DOI, authorising it and providing process
for filtration, sedimentation, classification and other
in a wide range of metallurgical, chemical, sanitation and
industries as also in the design and construction of plant in
- After the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act 1973 came into
it was no longer feasible for DOI to function as a branch of a
foreign company in India. Accordingly, DOI took necessary
to promote the Company and transfer its business to it as a
- The company entered into a technial assistance agreement with
Dorr-Oliver Inc., USA, for making available to the Company
technology for exploitation in the following manner in India
abroad - (a) designing, supplying and installing equipment
sugar, paper, heavy chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals and
(b) designing, supplying and installing water, sewage and
treatment plants and
(c) undertake turnkey projects for complex fertilisers, heavy
chemicals, and metallurgical plants.
- The agreement stipulated payment of fees at the rate of 3.5%
the net selling value of equipment and system dealt in by the
Company with certain exceptions, subject to prescribed
and payment of Indian taxes.
1974 - The Company was Incorporated on 26th July. The Company's
Designing, Manufacturing and marketing of specialised
and process useful for filtration, sedimentation,
and other purposes in a wide range of metallurgical,
sanitation and other industries as also in the design and
construction of plants in such industries.
1975 - All shares issued to Dorr-Oliver (India) Ltd.
1977 - The Certificate of Commencement of Business was obtained on
January. It was promoted by Dorr-Oliver (India) Ltd. (DOI).
- The company commenced business operations from 1st April, 1977
when certain assets and liabilities of Dorr-Oliver (India),
were taken over by the company as a going concern.
1978 - 2,20,000 shares issued at par; 20,000 shares reserved for
allotment to Indian employees and directors of the Company
2,00,000 shares offered to the public during November 1977.
1980 - The Company completed the construction of a Research Centre
started functioning from 1981.
1982 - 5,28,000 Bonus shares issued in prop. 4:5.
1984 - A technical collaboration agreement was entered into with
Oliver Inc., USA, for fluidbed combusion systems and steam
generation plants. This technical collaboration was due to
expire on 31st March 1987. A fresh application was made of
for extension of the collaboration agreement.
1985 - The Company also successfully introduced larger capacity
efficient floatation cells for coal benefication and
belt filter for mineral application.
- 11,88,000 bonus shares issued in prop. 1:1.
1986 - A separate technical collaboration agreement was entered into
with Dorr-Oliver Inc., USA for latest technologies for
belt filters and anitron pollution control systems.
Dorr-Oliver Inc., USA., assigned their agreement with the
for technical collaboration for fluidised bed coal combustion
steam generation systems to Keeler-Oliver Boiler Company of
and this was approved by Government.
- The Company's R & D Department developed a range of new
equipment and systems with accent on energy efficient compact
equipments for processiing and conservation of reserves.
this in view, a three stage package system for total oilwater
separation/recovery was developed.
1987 - The Company commissioned a commercial plant for handling
chemical waste waters.
1989 - Some of the new products introduced were the largest
cells for metallurgical applications, large horizontal belt
filter (24 sq. mts) for hydrate seed washing system, cable
thickener for aluminium hydrate application and high BOD
treatment plant based on fixed film moving technology etc.
- 23,76,000 Bonus equity shares issued in prop. 1:1.
1990 - The company made an application for an industrial licence to
manufacture polymerization products having a good market in
domestic and international arena. The said project was to be
set up in a backward district in Gujarat. Collaboration
arrangements were being made.
1991 - The Company entered into tie-up agreements with Soviet
of Ukraine and Buss AG of Switzerland to add synergistic
to the existing range.
1994 - It was proposed to set up a joint venture Company with
Mackenzie Hydrocarbons Pty Ltd., Australia for supply of
equipment and projectts engineering services.
-As at 31st March, the holding company Dorr-Oliver (India) Ltd.
holds 31,68,000 No. of equity shares out of 47,52,000 No. of equity
shares issued by the company.
-Mr. Suresh Dadlani has jointed as the Managing Director effective
from June 22.
-Mr. B.S. Mehta has resigned from the office of Alternate Director
effective from June 30.
-Mr. Y.C. Lumba has resigned from the office of the Executive
Director to take effect from July 1.
-The Company proposed to merge its wholly-owned subsidiary at
with itself, for administrative and operational
-The board of directors of Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd has announced a
dividend of Rs 1.50 per share
- Hindustan Dorr-Oliver has entered into technical collaboration
agreement with Belgium's Seghers Scientec Matrix for a period of 10
-Hindustan Dorr Oliver to set up a Wholly Owned Subsidiary in Jebel
-H N Nanani appointed as Additional Director of Hindustan
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd has informed about the sad demise of the
Chairman of the company Sri M R Chhabaria on April 06, 2002.
-Vidya Chhabria appointed as Director & Chairperson of Hindustan Dorr
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver has given the Bonus in the Ratio of 1:5
-Company has splits its Face value of Shares from Rs 10 to Rs 2
- Hindustan Dorr secures Mega Order from IOCL.
- Hindustan Dorr Oliver has secured an order for design, supply,
engineering and construction of an Integrated Effluent Treatment
Plant from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd for their refinery at
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd has informed that Mr. M. L. Majumdar has
been co-opted as Additional Director on the Board of the Company
w.e.f. July 30, 2008 in the Board Meeting held on July 30, 2008.
- Hindustan Dorr Oliver Ltd has informed that the Company has bagged
a prestigious project worth Rs 126.95 crores from HPCL-Mittal Energy
Ltd for RO based DM plant of capacity 21 MLD.
- Hindustan Dorr Oliver Ltd has inducted Mr. Shiv Dayal Kapoor as
Additional Director on the Board in its Meeting held on October 30,
- Hindustan Dorr Oliver’s subsidiary DavyMarkham Limited has bagged
the prestigious order from Hudson Bay Mining (HBMI), Canada, worth
about pounds 8.3 million (nearly Rs 588.78 million). The order is for
the supply of mining hoists to their new copper zinc mine at Manitoba,
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd. bags prestigious orders worth about 1350
Million INR in their Minerals and Water Sector.
-Hindustan Dorr Oliver Ltd gets three orders totaling to a worth of
around Rs 135 crore.
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver acquires UK company.
-The Company has been awarded Rs.267.65 crores worth of orders in
various sectors consisting of Metals & Minerals, Environmental and
Manufacturing of Heat Exchangers and Pressure Vessels for the
-Hindustan Dorr - HDO joins hands with SPIG S.p.A. ITALY.
-Hindustan Dorr Oliver Limited Bags Prestigious orders worth 1284
million INR from various PSU's and its global arm DavvMarkham bags
order worth 11.33 million GBP.
-The Cmpany gets order from Konkan Copper Mines Plc, Zmabia.
-Hindustan Dorr-Oliver Ltd wins order for Field Instrumentation
Package for Nuclear Power Project.