UB Engineering (UBEL), a part of UB Group incorporated in 1972 as Western India Enterprises (WIEL) by A S Wardekar is one of the largest Engineering and Construction company in India. UBEL offers services such as Concept to Commissioning works on Turnkey projects, on-site Fabrication, Piping, Equipment installation, Overhauling & Maintenance of large infrastructure & Industrial Plants, from Power to Refineries to Steel to Petrochemicals and so on.
Incorporated in 1972 as Western India Enterprises (WIEL) by A S Wardekar, subsequent to the take over of WIEL in 1988 by Vijay Mallaya the company came into the fold of UB Group. Further the company was merged with Best & Crompton in 1989. The name of the company is also rechristened as UB Engineering Ltd in 1993.
UBEL came out with a rights issue in Jan '91 aggregating Rs 7.00-cr at a premieum of Rs.4 per share to meet capital expenditure and long-term working capital requirements.
UBEL has entered into a joint venture with Sabroe Refrigeration, Denmark, for marketing refrigeration equipment. It has also incorporated a new company named UB Sabore. It has collaborated with Newmarket Micro Systems, UK, for the manufacture of film hybrid circuits and also with Extel Corp, US. UBEL has tied-up with Technopromexport, Russia, in the power services sector. The company exports to Kuwait.
The electronics division of the company got the ISO 9001 certification in 1993-94.
The company acquired Kay distillery, Nasik, for entering the liquor industry in collaboration with Forbes and Cambell in 1990.
UBEL was awarded the Engineering Export Promotion Council Shield for 1988-89. The company which bagged a Rs 1500 crore electromechanical service contract from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Kuwait executed successfully.
The company won a Certificate for Export Excellence from the Engineering Export Promotion Council for the highest exports in the non-SSI sector for the year 1996-97.