Maharashtra Seamless Ltd. (MSL) was incorporated on May 10, 1988. The company was conceived after noticing huge demand and supply gap in the seamless pipe market, which was met mostly through imports. This import substitute project was set up in 1991 at Nagothane (near Mumbai), Distt. Raigad (Maharashtra), to manufacture seamless pipes & tubes with the finest quality and wide product range using the world renowned CPE technology The plant has a present installed capacity to produce 1,50,000 TPA of Carbon & Alloy Steel Hot finished and cold finished Seamless Pipes and size range is from 10.3 mm to 177.8 mm O.D. (1mm to 22 MM W.T.) and the product and process quality have been recognized by Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR) and American Petroleum Institute (API). In addition, facilities are also available for heat treatment of sizes ranging from 2 3/8” to 13 3/8” O.D.
MSL subsequently expanded its Production Facilities, using PLUG MILL technology supported by World Class Reelers, to manufacture for the first time in India large size Seamless Pipes of diameter upto 20” and wall thickness upto 40 mm. Now with this new expansion the total installed capacity of Seamless plant is 350000 TPA.
To further augment its presence in the pipe industry, MSL made a foray in the ERW pipe category in the year 2000. It has put up a plant at Raigad, Maharashtra, capable of producing ERW pipes having OD range between 168.3 mm to 530 mm OD and wall thickness of 3.2 mm to 12.7 mm with present installed capacity of 200000 TPA, making India’s first par excellence largest outer diameter pipe manufacturer using ERW technology. The quality is unsurpassed and the product well accepted & appreciated in the market. This plant is catering for requirement of large diameter ERW pipes for applications in the field of natural gas, crude oil, refineries and other core sector industry like fertilizers etc.
Further, the Company has also diversified into renewable power generation both for reaping the fiscal benefits, viz. 100% income tax depreciation, 100% sale tax incentives, capital subsidy etc. and to neutralize the rising power cost in the State of Maharashtra. It meets approx. 14% of the total present power consumption. This Wind Power Project having 7 MW capacity has been successfully commissioned in the month of December 2001 at district Satara, Maharashtra with a total cost of Rs. 36 crores (approx.) The entire project cost has been financed by the company with its internal resources only.