In 1939, J.C.Kapur (the founder), a visionary with rare
business acumen, left his native town of Hafizabad in district
Gujranwala (now in Pakistan), to trade at Lahore, in Beltings
of various types including Camel Hair, Cotton, and Rubber
Belting, and other mill store items, which he procured from
Calcutta. The second born amongst three brothers, he sought
to diversify from the ancestral vocation of Zamindari and
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY came into existence on 2nd July,
1946, when The Great Calcutta Killings were at their peak.
J.C.Kapur, on one of his customary visits to Calcutta, acquired
a showroom at 137, Canning Street, registered C.L.SHAH & COMPANY
and subsequently went back to Lahore only to return after
partition of the sub-continent into India and Pakistan in
August, 1947 and started trading once again.
INTRODUCTION OF HOSE PIPES
within a short span of time, hose pipes were introduced in
this firm along with belting and other mill-store items which
were already being sold. Since most of the hoses at that time,
such as, Wire-Embedded suction hoses, Cotton-plied Delivery
hoses, Mud hoses, Sand-Blasting hoses, Cement- Grouting hoses,
Carbon-Free hoses, Food and Brewery hoses, Shot-Blasting hoses,
oil and chemical hoses, Canvas hoses, Fire- fighting hoses
etc., were being manufactured in Calcutta and its vicinity,
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY became a major distribution centre of hose
pipes made in Calcutta.
This material used to be distributed to the neighbouring states
like Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, the North-Eastern states
etc. and also to far off places such as Madras, Bombay, Delhi,
Nagpur and other markets.
Because of its ever-increasing Goodwill, quality consciousness,
and customer service back-up, C.L.SHAH & COMPANY has earned
for itself a place of pride in the trade of hoses and other
mill-store items in Calcutta.
RELATIONSHIP WITH GATES
The Gates Rubber Company, U.S.A., is the world's most trusted
name in Belts, Hoses and Hydraulics. It is a part of TOMKINS
PLC which is a $20 Billion conglomerate. Gates India has very
recently set up a plant at Lalru in District Patiala, Punjab,
and is now manufacturing hoses in India.
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY has been the authorized dealer of Gates
India ever since the latter's inception in India. Currently,
this firm is the largest seller of industrial hose pipes manufactured
by them, in eastern India, and is the largest stockist of
the entire range of industrial hoses manufactured by them,
with the industrial hoses manufactured by Gates, like Pneumatic
Tool, Air/Water, Rock Drill, Steam, Megasteam, Wash down,
Super Spray, Petrol Dispensing, Welding, Chemical, Sand Blast,
Carbon Free Hose, this firm is also market leader and stockist
of the entire range of Hydraulic Hoses manufactured by the
principals exceeding SAE-100-R-1, SAE- 100-R-2, etc. specifications.
This firm is also a specialist in assembling hose fittings
up to SAE-100-R-15 Specifications as per customers' requirements.
Thus, today C.L.SHAH & COMPANY is indeed a one- stop solution
shop for rubber hoses and it is by the dint of the efforts
of this firm that Gates India has established a firm footing
in Eastern India.
RELATIONSHIP WITH CELESCO
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY is currently
the market leader in eastern India in selling PVC
hose pipes of all varieties and sizes, manufactured
under the brand name of CELESCO. CELESCO is a brand registered and owned by C L Shah & Company. These hoses are manufactured under strict quality control system which ensures consistent delivery of stable quality product at all time, from raw material, packaging material, semi-finished products to finished products. CELESCO brand nylon braided PVC hoses which are used for pneumatic, light duty rock drilling, and also welding purpose is the most sold brand in this part of the country.
hose gray, which is used in air pollution control
equipment, as a vacuum outlet pipe is another product
introduced by C.L.SHAH & COMPANY in Calcutta and its
neighbouring areas. CELESCO medium duty green hoses,
used for agricultural purposes and heavy duty gray
hoses used for engineering and construction, along
with non-toxic hose, white, used by dairy farms and
food processing units were introduced by this firm
in the region, and these brand is market leader
in the respective products sold under its name, because of the aggressive
marketing approach and fair price policy adopted by
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOODYEAR
& COMPANY shares a very old relationship with GOODYEAR.
The founder of this firm Mr. J.C. Kapur used to import
Goodyear Rubber Belting from U.S.A. and would distribute
the same in the sub- continent before its partition
firm has been the authorised dealer of M/s. GOODYEAR
INDIA LIMITED since its inception and a very cordial
relationship is shared with the principals. C.L.SHAH
& COMPANY has been dealing in Rubber Belting, V-Belts
and Link Belts made by M/s. GOODYEAR INDIA LIMITED
and are market leaders for the same in Calcutta.
firm has the privilege of being selected the first
Industrial Rubber Products Showroom in India to be
visited by the then Chairman-cum-Managing Director
of M/s. GOODYEAR INDIA LIMITED, Mr. C.K.CHOO, alongwith
the entire board of directors, in 1996. The Principals
awarded a certificate of excellence and a prize for
Retail Tire Selling Module, to Mr. S.R.CHOPRA, a partner,
for his excellent performance in the Basic Dealer
Retail business Management Course held at Calcutta
in December 1996.
RELATIONSHIP WITH FENNER
& COMPANY is the Distributor for Entire East India,
of the complete range of Timing Belts such as XL, L,
H, XH and HTD belts such as 3M, 5M, 8M, 14M and other
high torque and Extra Torque belts used for Heavy Duty
synchronous applications, which are manufactured and
marketed by FENNER in India.
This firm specializes is providing Power Transmission
Solutions. Exceptionally Qualified Engineers of this
organization provide the entire Drive Design as well
as the components such as Pulleys and Belts, required
to equip the drive. Every customer is provided a solution
to his power transmission problems, and the whole package
is sold to the customer to give them the best results
by Power saving, no bearing breakage and optimum shaft
Shah & Company is the authorized dealer of FENNER
INDIA LIMITED for FENNER POLY-F PLUS brand V-Belts,
along with the entire assortment of Space Saver Wedge
Belts manufactured by them such as SPA, SPB and SPC
series and also the 8V series of wedge belts conforming
to international standards.
bond is over thirty years old and is still going strong.
This firm also markets Engineering Products manufactured
by FENNER such as Couplings, Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers
At present, C.L.SHAH & COMPANY IS THE ONLY AUTHORISED
DEALER OF FENNER INDIA LIMITED FOR CARRYING ON BUSINESS
IN THE ENTIRE AREA OF CANNING STREET, IN CALCUTTA.
CELESCO CONVEYOR BELTS
C. L. Shah & Company manufactures CELESCO
Conveyor Belts as per IS: 1891. The main Features and Benefits
are revealed herein
CELESCO is the registered brand of C.L. Shah &
Company. Most of these Belts are available off the shelf,
and in a variety of rubber covers and carcasses. Special type
of Conveyor belts are also constructed as per requirements
|Excellent fastener holding retention
High strength nylon fill cords enhance mechanical fastener
holding ability and resist fastener pull-out for reliable
performance and increased uptime.
|Excellent rip, tear and impact resistance
Specially designed crimped warp cords straighten on
impact and then recover their original shape. This enables
the fabric to absorb greater impact loads and resist
tearing for long-lasting durability and lowest cost-per-ton
|High ultimate strength
CELESCO Belt withstands severe tension spikes at start-up,
retains mechanical fasteners and withstands continuous
flexing around pulleys. This higher ultimate strength
makes a critical difference in abusive operating conditions.
The combination of fabric design and dip process provides
less elastic and permanent elongation on all specifications.
This minimizes take-up concerns and reduces the number
of splices at break-in. Contact your local CELESCO Dealer
to calculate permanent and elastic elongation requirements
for your specific systems.
|Standard bias step splices
A quick and effective technique; step splices greatly
reduce downtime and are recognized throughout the industry
as the standard. The vulcanized splice in our CELESCO
belt retains 100% of belt tension rating during all
|Variety of cover compounds and cover
Protect your product with the proper compound and cover
gauge for the application. CELESCO has the flexibility
to customize a belt to your application.
|Variety of fabric carcasses
Choose from a selection of carcasses that provide outstanding
strength, adhesion, impact absorption, and other properties.
These include: Nylon/Nylon fabric carcasses up to 630
Kn and Polyester/Nylon fabric carcasses from 400. 1800
RELATIONSHIP WITH EASTERN BELTING & COTTON MILLS
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY is the authorized dealer of M/s. EASTERN
BELTING AND COTTON MILLS PRIVATE LIMITED, manufacturers of
SWAN and SWAN SUPER brand hairand nylon belting, based at
Baidyabati, West Bengal.
The belting manufactured by them is being sold from this showroom
since 1947. M/s. Eastern Belting and Cotton Mills Pvt. Ltd.
are manufacturers of the best quality Hair and Nylon belting
in India and are the largest manufacturers of the same.
RELATIONSHIP WITH KLIPCO
This firm is the authorised dealer of M/s. KLIPCO SALES PRIVATE
LIMITED, manufacturing KLIPCO brand worm drive hose clamps,
along with worm drivers made as per British Standards Specifications.
The entire range of worm drive hose clamps and worm drivers
manufactured by them are being sold by this firm for many
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY
is stockist of a variety of Fire-Fighting Hoses, Canvas
hoses, Hydraulic High Pressure Hoses, Low and Medium
Pressure Hoses, Stainless Steel Metallic Hoses, Bellow
Hoses, Wire Braided Teflon Hoses, Fuel Hoses, High Temperature
Steam Hoses, and a large variety of hand built hoses
of a host of companies and manufacturers.
||Beltings of all
varieties and types are stocked by this firm including
V-Belts, Flat Transmission Belting, Poly-V Belts, Timing
Belts, Variable Speed Belts, and High Speed Transmission
Polyamide Sandwich Belting. A huge variety of specialized
belting used in Jute Mills such as Lennox type Belting
is also readily available here.
ABOUT THE FIRM
C.L.SHAH & COMPANY is a partnership firm comprising three
partners: Mr. R.M.Chopra, Mr.
Shiv.Chopra & Mr. R.K.Malhotra. The day-to-day activities of the firm are looked
after by Mr. Shiv Chopra. The firm’s bankers
are CITIBANK N. A. and PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK. Adequate storage
and warehousing facilities are readily available with the
Today, C.L.SHAH & COMPANY is well entrenched in this mill
store merchants market and has a very sound reputation of
dealing in quality products and at the same time it is widely
referred to as the fair price shop. This has been the forte
of C.L.SHAH & COMPANY and the partners who belong to the
same family are certainly living up to the reputation of the
firm and improving upon the hallowed glory of its past.