Kirloskar Ferrous Industries (KFIL) has started operations of one of the furnace with effect from November 19, 2011. With this, both the furnaces of the company are operating now. The furnace was shut down on account of non availability of iron ore.
Earlier, the company had received an approval to install new high pressure moulding line at existing plant premises of the company at Koppal, Karnataka. The company had received an approval at its board meeting held on July 22, 2011.
KFIL, a Kirloskar group company, manufactures pig iron and ferrous castings (foundry). It has a 360,000 tpa pig iron manufacturing plant and a 12 MW power plant in Hospet, Karnataka. Of the total pig iron manufactured, 10-12% is used in-house to manufacture castings, which are used by automobiles, tractors, diesel engines and locomotive industries. The company has two castings facilities - one each in Hospet and Solapur (Maharashtra) - with a combined annual capacity of 102,000 tonnes.