Incorporated in Jun.'84 as a private limited company, Shivalik Bimetal Controls was converted into a public limited company in Feb.'85. The company is promoted by P S Gill and N S Ghumman. The company has a plant at Chambaghat (Solan district), Himachal Pradesh, to manufacture thermostatic bimetal strips (inst. cap. : 80 tpa). This was the first plant in Asia outside Japan to undertake the manufacture of such a sophisticated item. It had a technical collaboration with Polymetallurgical Corporation, US, for a period of five years, which has now ended. It also manufactures components which use thermostatic bimetal strips. In 1995, the company embarked upon a diversification programme to manufacture thermo bimetal components for miniature circuit breakers, overload thermal relays and colour picture tubes. It came out with a public issue in Jun.'95 to part-finance the project. During 1998-99, the company set up a facility to manufacture snap action discs. The company has acquired Technical Know-how for production of Edge Welded Trimetals and during the year 1999-2000 has updated its manufacturing / engineering technical know-how for production of Bimetal Strips. As informed last year the company has Imported Edge Welding Machinery from Germany for manufacturing of Trimetals through EBT Technology and the machinery has been installed successfully and started its production in the early 2001.This is one of the modernisation programme the company has took up last year. The company has expanded the installed capacity of Electron Guns and Bimetal Strips during the financial year 2003-04 by 3 crores(Nos) and 500 Tonnes respectively.Consequent upon this expansion,the total capacity of Electron Guns & Bimetal Strips have been increased to 13 crores(Nos) and 860 Tonnes respectively. The company has sub divided its equity shares during March 2005 from every One Equity share of Rs.10/- each into Five Equity shares of Rs.2/- each and also announced Bonus issue of shares to its sharesholders in the ratio of 1:1.