The history of Serampore Industries starts with Lala Rangilal who was born in a small village (Narella) just outside of Delhi, India. Post-independence, when India was taking its initial steps towards growth, Lala Rangilal believed that national resurgence was possible through the path of quality and economical industrialization. This belief and the power of his education motivated him to set up a cast iron manufacturing unit.
Lala Rangilal laid the foundation for Serampore Industries in a small town (Serampore) on the outskirts of Calcutta, India, where he set up a cast-iron manufacturing unit and began manufacturing cast iron weights and pots & pans.
Seeing the need for economical and quality castings Serampore Industries got registered with the Government of India as an exporter. Serampore began exporting internationally to Southeast Asian countries beginning with the first order from Japan for cast iron plumbing parts and flanges.
With a strong determination to go global as a true industrialist with a proven track record, the company began exporting to the Middle East and Africa followed by Europe.
Continuing to provide reliable and quality castings Serampore expanded to the largest economy, the United States with municipal castings. The company received its first export order for cast iron valve boxes and municipal castings from US Foundry & Manufacturing Corp.
Having strong customer relationships it was determined that timely delivery was a concern. The company took this to heart and focused on the supply chain side of the business. It turned out to be what the industry needed as Lala Rangilal wrote in a well-received article in the Indian Engineering Export Promotional Council publication.
Serampore was one of the few experienced manufacturer and exporter of quality iron products with a global footprint. With this experience at hand Serampore was one of the first to establish a relationship in China for manufacturing iron castings for the global markets while still maintaining quality and reliability for timely deliveries.
Holding the same values and principles, Serampore Industries became SIP Industries and headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company focused on engineering and new designs of casting for waterworks distribution products and OEM companies.
While celebrating 50 years of service SIP entered the utility joint restraint market with innovative designs and enhancements.
To better serve its loyal customers, SIP created coast to coast distribution. SIP now had facilities in Atlanta, GA for the east, Fontana, CA for the west and had the ever-expanding Houston facility for coatings, linings, and machining.
SIP moved its office headquarters in Houston to accommodate its increasing sales service, engineering, and accounting staff.