Sivasakthi Engineering Company (SEC) was established in the year 1979 by the late Shri. R.Kuppuswamy, an entrepreneur with a vision. The unit holds the distinction of being the earliest Barrel making unit in southern India. SEC started with the production of 20 ltr drums and as the market gave way to the bigger version of the drums, SEC seized the opportunity. The machinery was suitably upgraded and soon the 210 ltr Barrel production was started. Ever since the 210 ltr Barrel has been SEC's core competence.

                From a humble beginning in 1979, SEC has climbed up the rungs of the Barrel industry to a sizable present turnover of Rs. 150 million. The unit has sturdily withstood the booms and busts of the steel industry and weathered several storms such as unhealthy competition, shortage of Steel supply and most of all inflation. But unnerved, the company has moved an and is expanding it's horizons further.