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Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited

Established in 1867, we, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. is a leading organization affianced in the area of manufacturing, wholesaling and exporting a broad plethora of Composite Drums, Conical Drums, Galvanized Drums, Lacquer Drums, Open Top Drum, Tall Barrels, Internally Painted Drums etc. In their development process, we assure that only top notch basic material is used by our professionals along with ultra-modern tools and machinery. Besides this, we check these on a variety of grounds before finally shipping them at the destination of our customers.


In order to attain high level of customer satisfaction, we have developed for ourselves a huge and well facilitated infrastructural set up which is equipped with all the latest tools, technology and machinery. Our facility is divided into a number of departments. Working in close coordination with each other, all these are headed by their respective managers in order to maintain a friendly and organized environment at work.


Basic Information

Nature of BusinessExporter and Manufacturer
Additional Business
  • Exporter
  • Wholesaler
Company CEOShalin Joshi
Total Number of Employees501 to 1000 People
Year of Establishment1867
Legal Status of FirmLimited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)
Annual TurnoverRs. 1000 - 5000 Crore

Trade & Market

Export Percentageupto 20%

Company USP

Quality Measures / Testing FacilitiesYes

Statutory Profile

Import Export Code (IEC)02880*****
CIN No.L15492WB1924GOI004835

Packaging/Payment and Shipment Details

Customized PackagingYes
Payment Mode
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • DD
Shipment Mode
  • By Sea
  • By Cargo

Why Us?

Since our incorporation in this industry, we have been steady in providing superior quality array of products in accordance with the requirements of our clients.


Following are some of the factors:

  • Strong focus on quality compliance

  • Easy mode of payment

  • Timely delivery

  • Innovative designs


Manufacturing Unit

Balmer Lawrie is India's leading manufacturer of MS drums holding the largest market share in the country. The leadership position is further accentuated owing to the service orientation of our team and the geographical spread of our manufacturing facilities.

The company has a multi locational manufacturing base with factories in:

  • Taloja - Navi Mumbai
  • Asaoti
  • Silvassa
  • Chennai
  • Chittoor
  • Kolkata

About The Company

Balmer Lawrie is the largest manufacturer of MS Drums in India and is the market leader in the industry with approximately 45% market share. The western region market is the largest and constitutes approximately 60% of the total market size. The total market for MS drums is 11 Million. Strategic Business Unit (SBU): Industrial Packaging (IP) manufactures MS Plain drums, Internally Coated drums, Composite drums, Tall drums, Necked in drums, Conical drums, GI Barrels and Open Headed drums.

It has 6 manufacturing units across the country including a state-of-the-art High Throughput Plant at Taloja, Navi Mumbai. Customer Segments include PSU Oil, MNC Oil, Local Oil, Transformer Oil, Chemicals, Additives, Agro chemicals, Food & Fruit Pulp companies.

The Technology & Product Development Centre located at Industrial Packaging, Kolkata plays a pivotal role in enabling quality up gradation, product innovation & diversification keeping pace with changing technology.

Balmer Lawrie has two joint ventures in this domain:

  • Balmer Lawrie-Van Leer Ltd. in India which was formed in 1993 and manufactures steel drum closures and plastic containers. Van Leer Industries was acquired by Greif Inc. Corporation headquartered in Delaware, Ohio; USA and then partnered with BL in BLVL. Greif Inc. Corporation is a global leader in industrial containers and products.
  • Balmer Lawrie [UAE] LLC, at UAE which was formed in 1978. BLUAE, a pioneering container manufacturing company in the Arabian Gulf, is a manufacturer of steel drums, tin and plastic containers of different capacities. The major user industries it caters to include lubricants, chemicals, paints, edible oils and ghee industries. BL (UAE) is a market leader in the packaging industry.
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Our Team

  • Mr. D. Sothi Selvam, Director [Manufacturing Business]
  • Mr. B Chakraborty, Executive Director [Industrial Packaging]
  • Mr. S Sherigar, Head Marketing [Industrial Packaging]
  • Mr. A Pal Chaudhuri, VP SCM [Industrial Packaging]
  • Mr. Ashish Choudhary, CM Finance [Industrial Packaging]
  • Mr. V Rayamane, RHR Head

The teams at all the locations of SBU:IP are highly energetic and are led by a group of able leaders.

Our Products

Steel drums are the most widely used and extremely safe packaging for the transport of dangerous goods. Our product range in the Industrial packing domain consists of:

  • Plain Steel Drums (Tight Head & Open Head)
  • Lacquer Lined Drums (Tight Head & Open Head)
  • Composite Drums
  • Galvanized Drums
  • Conical Drums
  • Internally Painted Drums
  • Necked in drums
  • Tall drums (Tight Head and Open Head)

These drums are manufactured in a range of various thickness / configurations to suit different type of products (solid and liquid), type of filling (cold and hot), stackability (conical and cylindrical) etc.

Product Attributes

  • UN Certified barrels
  • Highest performance with consistent raw material and products
  • Special high quality paint is used which provides a superior finish
  • Unique 7 Layered Profile of seam
  • Sole supplier of Drums to the Indian army


  • Customer Partnership Certificate from various corporate entities
  • DGQA Certified for all plants to meet Defence requirements

Special purpose equipment for high quality manufacturing

  • Special helium leak detector to ensure 100% leak proof barrels
  • Arplas Resistance Welding Machine for high throughput and precision seam welding of body shells
  • State-of-the-Art oven for paint baking
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Balmer Lawrie & Co. LimitedSBU Industrial Packaging, 5, J. N. Heredia Marg Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai-400001, Maharashtra, India

Shalin Joshi (Assistant Manager)

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