India’s leading pig iron & grey cast iron producer Kirloskar Ferrous Limited has completed the upgrade and resumption of operations at its mini blast furnace II at Koppal plant in Karnataka in India on 4 July 2022. Following the upgrade of the blast furnace, its pig iron production capacity increased to 217,600 tonnes per year from 180,000 tonnes per year earlier, taking the company’s total pig iron production capacity to 609,800 tonnes per year at its mill located at Koppal in the southern state of Karnataka.Founded in 1991, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited was formed with the intention of transforming the high quality pig iron & grey iron casting industry. With a parent company that possesses a rich 130-year manufacturing and engineering legacy, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries has been built on a solid foundation of innovation and customer-centricity. Its cylinder block, head castings and housing are used in a wide range of engines, across construction machines, farm equipment and utility vehicles made by some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. Pig iron is used to make a variety of cast iron that finds critical use in a wide range of industries.