Industrial Spares Manufacturing and Trading Company ( ISMAT ) was founded in 1981 by Ali Hussain Yakub a mechanical engineer from Sheffield UK. ISMAT initially started off as an industrial spares manufacturer catering to the various maintenance needs of industry and meeting the needs of its own trading outlets in Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

Over a period of time ISMAT has evolved from a rubber products maintenance supplier to a tier 1 OEM supplier supplying to various industry sectors like earth moving equipments, wind mill manufacturers valve, Pump and Automotive Industry etc.

Not only has the clientele evolved, ISMAT has also diversified into manufacturing engineering plastic components which has complemented the rubber portfolio being offered by ISMAT and has helped in providing a wider array of goods to meet the clients total solution needs of Rubber and Plastic products.

The founder Yakub has never considered ISMAT as a rubber or a plastic manufacturer but as an engineering company driven by innovation and a desire to develop new products to meet the ever-changing demands of its customers.