HISTORY

Principal promoter Mr. Chander Bhalla (CB) is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of  Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Kharagpur. 
1970
  • CB started Grand Prix Filter Corpn. (GPFC) in rented premises as an Automotive Filter Manufacturing Company and thus the name.
1974
  • Started developing Industrial Filters. First product was Hydraulic Oil Filters like Suction Strainers, Air Breathers, Return Line Filters etc.
1975
  • Developed High Pressure Hydraulic Oil Filters.
1976
  • Started Indigenization of the Imported Filters in the Fertilizer Industry like National Fertilizers Ltd, Naya Nangal and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd,  Sindhri
1977
  • Developed Air Intake Filters for the Gas Turbines.
1978
  • First Factory Premises was taken over at Najafgarh Road, New Delhi.
1979
  • Developed a range of Y Type Strainers.
1980
  • Developed a range of Simplex Strainers.
  • Set up Sales Office at Mahim, Mumbai.
1981
  • Developed Duplex Strainers.
1982
  • Developed Cartridge Filters.
1983
  • Developed 3 way Valves for the Strainers and Filters.
1985
  • Developed Sliding Gate Valves for the large Size Duplex Strainers.
  • Bought land for the second factory at Mohan Coop. Ind Estate in Delhi and started  construction in  the name of Grand Prix (P) Ltd.
1986
  • Developed and sold 6 Nos 24" Cast Iron Duplex Filters to the Power Industry.
1987
  • Developed Dry Gas Filters and Filter Separators.
1988
  • Entered into a Technical Collaboration with Burgess-Manning Inc, USA for Filters, Separators and  Silencers.
  • Got orders for Gas conditioning Skids from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Hyderabad (BHEL).
  • Got orders for Lube & Seal Oil System from BHEL.
  • Got orders from BHEL for Fuel Oil Unloading Skids & Fuel Oil Forwarding Skids for Gas Turbine . 
  • Executed the first Gas Turbine Exhaust Silencer Order received from BHEL, Hyderabad.
1989
  • Got orders for five more Gas Turbine Exhaust Silencers.
  • Supplied largest size of 1500 NB Basket filter to Vikram Ispat.
  • Bought the present land in Faridabad and started the factory.
1991
  • Executed first Order of Separators received from NATCO.
1992
  • Fabricated & supplied Kiln Hood  4.4 m dia X 9.5 m high to CIMMCO.
  • Design & Manufacturing of First Quick Opening Closure for GAIL's Project.
  •  Supplied First Activated Carbon Filter to Bindal Agro.
1994
  • Developed and manufactured heavy duty 80 wheel trailer for the transport industry as a one off.
  • First GT Exhaust Ducting manufactured & supplied for Kirloskar Oil Engines
  • Company's name changed to GRAND PRIX FAB PVT. LTD.
1996
  • In October  Mr. Chander Bhalla joined Burgess-Manning  and moved abroad.
1998
  • Supplied Gas Turbine Exhaust System to L&T with Erection & Commissioning for 100 MW Kovaya CCPP.
2002
  • Accredited ISO 9001:1994 Certification.
2003
  • Set up office in Nehru Place.
  • Accredited with certification from ASME for authorization to use "U" Stamp on Pressure Vessels.
2006
  • Added Heavy Plate Roll Bending Machine to have in house capabilty to make Shell of CS in 50 mm thickness.
  • Authorized by ASME to use "U-2" Stamp on Pressure Vessels.
  • Authorized by National Board to apply "NB" mark on Pressure Vessels.
2007
  • Stress Relieving Furnace, Grit Blasting & Paint Shop added to have better in-house quality assurance
  • Approved as Vendor by PDO Oman
  • Executed Export Order of 17 Separators valued INR 85 Million for SOLAR, Oman project (65/70 mm thick vessel & "U-2" Stamp)
2008
  • New Office building completed.
  • Name of Company changed from Grand Prix Fab Pvt. Ltd. To Grand Prix Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
2009
  • Supplied our first largest dia 5.5 m & heaviest 89 Tonnes Activated Carbon Filter to IOCL, Vadodara. 
  • Added S.S. Strip Clading Head fro Clad Vessels.
2010
  • Executed Order of 5 nos 30" Pipe Size #600 Cartridge Filters for GAIL Vijaipur Dadri Bawana Pipe Line Project.
  • Booked single order, valued at Rs.7.00 Crores for Fuel Gas Treatment System from BHEL, Hyderabad for PDO, Amal Project ,Oman.
2011
  • Appointed International & Regional Sales Resident Managers in East, North, South & West Zones to serve the customer more effectively.
  • Booked domestic order for 70 mm thk Pressure Vessel from BHEL, Hyderabad.
2012
  • Supplied  6 Nos  60” NB T-Strainers for Paradip Refinery, Orissa
  • Supplied  5 Nos Tanks for Super Critical  Boilers installed in Prayagraj Super  Thermal Power Project

 

Reach Us Grand Prix Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Plot No.82, Sector 25, Faridabad, Haryana, India, P: +91 129 4097700, F: +91 129 4151821, E-mail: sales@grandprixfilters.com