Kirloskar Brothers (KBL) celebrated a historic decade with SPP Pumps UK. It was ten years ago on 7 November 2003 that KBL acquired SPP Pumps. Prior to the acquisition, the two companies had traded for almost four decades. The celebration was attended by the entire staff of SPP Pumps and other stakeholders. Today SPP operates out of two sites in the UK, with an office based in the city of Reading and the manufacturing facility based in Coleford, Gloucestershire. There are also five smaller, regionally based service centres. In addition, there are overseas facilities in Dubai, France, South Africa, Singapore and the US. Alok Kirloskar is at the helm of affairs and oversees the affairs of this -ú68 million company. In the last ten years, KBL-SPP Pumps association has had its fair share of success. Sales in the UK have skyrocketed by 280 per cent while sales in oil and gas fire-sets have risen by a staggering 560 per cent.