In 1982 Electrosteel acquired Shakti pipes, an cast iron pipe unit at Elavur, Gummudipoondi Taluk, near Chennai to augment its Cast Iron spun pipe production capacity. This unit was subsequently modernised to increase capacity and productivity and came to be known as the Elavur Unit of Electrosteel Castings. Though there is a demand shift from Cast Iron Pipes to Ductile Iron Pipes, this unit still continues to produce Cast Iron Pipes to cater to the existing demand in the Country. In fact Electrosteel’s Elavur Unit is now the largest producer of Cast Iron Spun Pipes in India.