The idea got conceptualized at Langtrys Bar on a paper napkin in UK and later on Luxfer went into Joint Venture with Uttam Air Products to establish a world class facility in India focused on Aluminum Alloy high pressure Gas Cylinder.
The Dream got inked in 2005.
Luxfer was founded by Scottish inventor James Pennycuick in 1897 in Chicago, Illinois, to produce prismatic glass products to illuminate architectural interiors in North American and Europe. The name Luxfer comes from Latin lux (light) and ferre (to carry), so it literally means “light carrier.”
Today Luxfer is a global materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance materials, components and gas cylinders to customers in a broad range of growing end-markets.
The Group is truly international employing approximately 1,700 people in 27 countries. It operates 20 manufacturing plants in 7 countries, UK, USA, France, Czech Republic, Canada, India and China,. Its Corporate Head Office is in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
Legacy of 100 Years:
The “UTTAM” Group was founded in the year 1900 with Headquarters in D. I. Khan, now in Pakistan. It had various Trading /Financing/Export-Import activities mainly with Afghanistan and Iran. The group then dealt primarily in Tea, Fruits-dry & Fresh Spices, and Textiles etc. In year 1965, Roop Chand Uttam Chand Industries was formed for manufacturing of Oil Hydraulic Systems; the project was promoted by Dr. Panna Lal Bhatia the youngest of four brothers. In early seventies, the Group diversified into manufacturing of Industrial and Medical Gases under the name of Uttam Air Products Private Limited.
Applications for our products include:
– improving fuel economy by light weighting aircraft, trucks, buses, trains and cars;
– controlling emissions from road vehicles, converting noxious gases into harmless ones;
– removing toxic metals from drinking water and industrial effluent;
– improving patient mobility and quality of life with lightweight, portable medical equipment; and
– protecting people and equipment in conflict and emergency situations.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminium cylinders. We introduced the first commercial high-pressure, hot-extruded aluminium cylinder in 1941 and invented the cold-extruded aluminium cylinder in 1958. We have a long history of cylinder innovation, including using our own patented and proprietary alloys.
Luxfer is also the world’s largest manufacturer of carbon composite cylinders, including small, portable cylinders for fire-fighter life support and large cylinders for alternative fuel (AF) vehicles, as well as transportation and storage.