Patel Engineering Limited (PEL) wet its feet in the industry during the year 1949. PEL is a dynamic and progressive Indian Engineering company committed to providing the entire range of civil engineering services involved in the design, construction of Power Houses, Hydroeletric Projects, Commercial Building, Industrial Complexes, Dams, Tunnels, Underground Structures, Steel and Concrete Structures, Bridges, Marine Works, Flyovers and National Highways in India and abroad. ISO 9002: 2000 certification Company and access to internationally renowned Licensors & Contractors make it the ideal engineering solutions partner for a wide spectrum of services covering a variety of industries.
During the year 1993-94, the company had commenced production in plastic products through its subsidiary ENPRO. In the period of 1997-98, the company had entered into joint ventures with ENERGOPROJECT, Yuguslavia. PEL had established a separate entity in the year 1999-2000 in the name and style of ASI Civil Constructors under the laws of the state of California as a regular corporation with a fiscal year end of March 31st- ASI RCC, Inc., purchased all of the stock of this entity for $ 80,000 cash. In the same year 1999-00, the company had assigned 4A 3(best) rating by the world renowned Dun & Bradstreet with 16 times the market's capitalization. PEL had achieved a break-through in highways and road projects. In 2001 the company had been accredited with ISO 9002 certification. The Company had secured contract for construction of India's first 'Roller Compacted Concrete' Dam for the Ghatghr Hydro Electric project in the year 2002 and also in same year, PEL had incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary in USA under the name of Patel Engineering Inc to protect the parent company in India against all claims, litigations that may emanate in the executed projects overseas. Totally 5,418 kms of the National Highway Development project had been completed as of 31st January of the year 2005. In the year 2006-07 alone, PEL had incorporated 18 subsidiaries, out of that; two companies namely Patel KNR Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and Patel Engineering Pvt Ltd were incorporated as a special purpose vehicle.
In December of the year 2007, it bagged an order worth Rs 1,188.5 million for double lake tapping and other civil works of Koyna Dam Foot Power House for the Water Resources Department, Government of Maharashtra. During the year 2007-08, the company acquired 51% stake in Michigan Engineers (Michigan), a Mumbai based urban Infrastructure Company and 96% stake in Patel Energy, which entered into an MOU with Gujarat Power Corporation, Government of Gujarat for establishing a 1,200 MW imported coal-based power project at Ghogha, Bhavnagar. In June of the year 2008, the company bagged the USD 280 million Taum Sauck upper reservoir dam reconstruction project, the largest RCC dam in Missouri, USA.
Patel Engineering is planning to increase its presence in export markets especially in USA and Africa and has lined up Rs 4 billion for its expansion plan, which would be invested over the next two years into equipment and allied areas to strengthen its overseas operations. The company is already having a subsidiary, ASI Contractor Inc., in the US through which it implements projects in the region.