Bombay (now Mumbai) was largely an uninhabited cluster of islands years ago. To fulfill the water supply needs of the city a reservoir was built, in the famous Malabar Hills. Not only did the reservoir sustain the needs of Mumbai for the next 100 years, it also witnessed the growth of Mumbai as the Commercial Capital of India. The reservoir was built by a company called Littlewood Pallonji & Co., which today is Shapoorji Pallonji Co. & Ltd. one of the leading construction giants in India and abroad.
Over the next hundred years, the company’s expertise has been repeatedly showcased on projects which involved a major advance in construction technology or whose size was beyond the capacity of most others. Blessed with a rich legacy and heritage, it has marched into the new millennium with modern management skills, state-of-the-art technology and the ideals of innovation and customer satisfaction.
Over time, Shapoorji Pallonji has built diverse civil and structural engineering masterpieces like factories, nuclear research establishments, nuclear waste handling establishments, scientific and research establishments, stadia and auditoria, airports, hotels, hospitals, giant skyscrapers, housing complexes, townships, water treatment plants, roads, expressways, power plants and biotech facilities.
When the Sultan of Oman decided to build a palace around his throne, he placed his trust in Shapoorji Pallonji.
Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. is just one of the jewels in the SP Group's crown. It synergises well with other group companies to be able to execute turnkey projects swiftly and efficiently. These include SP Fabricators, AFCONS, Forbes, Sterling and Wilson, SP Construction Materials Group, SP Real Estate and Samalpatti Power Company Private Limited. Together, this conglomerate continues to strive towards safety, quality and commitment virtues.
Shapoorji Pallonji has emerged as one of the most safety and quality conscious construction companies. With over 3000 dedicated and qualified engineers employed by the organization, it's not hard to imagine why Shapoorji Pallonji is:
- The oldest Indian construction company with a legacy of 150 years.
- The first Indian construction company to enter the Middle East in the 1970's.
- The first Indian construction company to have earned the ISO 9001 Certification across all projects.
- The first Indian company to construct two, 60 storey residential towers in the heart of Mumbai.
Today, as Shapoorji Pallonji moves towards a new chapter of progress, it will continue to undertake and accomplish projects that will stand as proud testimony to their times.