Incorporated in 1982 as a private limited company, Expo Gas Containers became a public limited company in Apr.'92. The company was promoted by S S Mewawala. The company manufactures LPG cylinders, pressure vessels, fabricated equipment and storage tanks. It also diversified into the field of site engineering and project construction for petroleum industry and other chemical plants. In 1994, the company undertook an expansion programme to increase the installed capacity from 1.2 lac LPG cylinders pa to 3.5 lac LPG cylinders pa. It also diversified into fabrication of stainless steel and alloy steel vessels. The project was financed through a public issue made by the company in Aug.'94. Some of the major clients of the company are Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Cochin Refineries, NTPC, Balmer Lawrie, Navin Flourien, etc. It exports gas cylinders to Bangladesh, the UK and Ireland. The company has registered with LSTK contractor M/s Samsung Engineering and has received orders worth Rs.140 lacs in 2001-02.