Originally incorporated in 1992 as Ellipse Industries, Kabsons Industries to its present name in Mar.'93 when the new management took over from the original promoters. The company came out with a public issue in Aug.'94 to part-finance a plant to manufacture gas cylinders (6 kg capacity) with an installed capacity of 5 lac and gas filling plants at 14 locations all over the country for distribution of LPG in 5.5-kg cylinders for domestic use. Apart from the domestic sector, LPG is extensively used in the commercial/industrial sectors. The company successfully commenced the cylinder manufacturing plant at Aurangabad in Mar.'95. There have been continual changes in the guidelines issued by the Department of Explosives in respect of requirements for bulk storage, cylinder storage and filling. This resulted in a delay in implementation, shifting to a new location, etc. In 1995-96, the company signed a joint venture agreement with SHV Energy India Pvt Ltd (a subsidiary of SHV Energy, the Netherlands) in Feb.'96, for adequate availability of LPG to the company. During 1996-97, it has expanded the capacity at Baroda plant considerably and introduce a high degree of automation. Inorder to improve the utilisation of LPG bottling plants, during the year 1999-2000, the company has entered into an agreement for bottling of gas with Reliance Petroleum Ltd at its plant at Baroda. Also during the year under review the bottling plant at Ranchi was commissioned. Due to prevailing market conditions commissioning of Rohtak,Nagpur and Rajkot plant have been deferred.