Promoted by D P Saboo of the Saboo group, Saboo Brothers (SBL) was incorporated in 1979. It was not active till 1982 when it became the sole proprietor of Shree Engineers which became a unit of the company. The unit is engaged in the manufacture of mini-cement plants based on the Saboo VSK technology. In Oct,'93, SBL became a partner of Saboo Chemicals and Engineers (SCE). In Oct.'94, it become the sole proprietor of SCE, and thus it became the second unit of the company engaged in the manufacture of refractory cement and castables. To part-finance the expansion of capacity for high aluminia refractory cement and refractory castables from 4000 tpa to 46,000 tpa, SBL went public with its maiden issue at a premium of Rs 40 per share in Mar.'95. The company has adopted the technology developed by Saboo Consultants which has supplied over 90 cement plants in India, Bhutan and Bangladesh.