Ordnance Factories have ISO 9000 certified – 39 Ordnance Factories manufacturing Defence equipment in India
There are 39 Ordnance Factories manufacturing Defence equipment. In addition, 2 factories are at project stage (one at Korwa, UP and another at Nalanda, Bihar).
Ordnance Factories manufacture a range of products and the manufacturing capacity created in different Ordnance Factories is interchangeable for similar kind of products to cater for the variable demand projected by the indenters in different years. Accordingly the manufacturing capacity for a specific product cannot be expressed as a fixed quantity. It may also not be prudent to divulge the information on production capacity in Ordnance Factories from a national security point of view. The List of Ordnance Factories, State/UT wise, along with their major products is mentioned as under:
Ordnance Factories have ISO 9000 certified Quality Management System (QMS) as well as National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) accredited Labs. Items manufactured in Ordnance Factories are inspected by Quality Control wing of concerned Ordnance Factory during manufacturing process; besides there is surveillance audit and Final Acceptance Inspection (FAI) by Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) as second party Quality Assurance agency. Only the products conforming to laid down specifications are issued to the User.
There is no return of defective defence equipment to Ordnance Factories from the User during the last three years.
Government has taken various steps for further improving upon the quality systems in Ordnance Factories. Some of the major steps are:-
STATE WISE DETAILS OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES:
|Sl .No.||Factory/ Location||Major Product (s)|
|1.||Ordnance Factory, Medak||Infantry Combat Vehicle|
|2.||Ordnance Factory, Nalanda, Bihar||Propellant Bi-modular charges System (At Project Stage).|
|3.||Ordnance Cable Factory, Chandigarh||Cables of various types, optical sights|
|4.||Ammunition Factory, Kirkee, Pune||Small Arms ammunition|
|5.||High Explosive Factory, Pune||Explosives, Initiatory Explosives, Acids and Chemicals etc.|
|6.||Ordnance Factory, Chandrapur||Tank Gun Ammunition and Mortar ammunition.|
|7.||Ordnance Factory, Varangaon||Small Arms ammunition|
|8.||Ordnance Factory, Bhandara||Propellants and Commercial Explosives|
|9.||Ordnance Factory, Dehu Road||Various Pyrotechnic compositions|
|10.||Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari||Ammunition hardware for various ammunitions.|
|11.||Ordnance Factory, Ambarnath||Brass and Guilding Metal cups of various Calibre for small arms and other ammunition.|
|12.||Machine Tool Prototype Factory, Ambarnath||Design, development and manufacture of special purpose machine tools and equipment, components and sub-assemblies for A & B vehicles.|
|13.||Ordnance Factory, Bhusawal||Drums, Barrels, Ammunition boxes.|
|14.||Ordnance Factory, Khamaria, Jabalpur||Small arms ammunition, anti aircraft ammunition, Heavy calibreanti tank ammunition, bombs, mines, ammunitions for Airforce and Navy.|
|15.||Ordnance Factory, Itarsi||Propellants of various types, Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Picriteetc|
|16.||Ordnance Factory, Katni||Non-Ferrous Rolled and Extruded sections, cups for small arms ammunitions, Heavy calibre cartridge cases|
|17.||Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur||Carriages for Artillery Guns, Tank Gun Recoil System, Anti aircraft Gun, Mortars|
|18.||Vehicle Factory, Jabalpur||Army Transport vehicles|
|19.||Grey Iron FoundryJabalpur||Automobile casting of Grey and Malleable Iron|
|20.||Ordnance Factory, Badmal, Bolangir||Tank Gun and Artillery ammunition|
|21.||Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Tiruchirapalli||Empty Shots for Kinetic Energy ammunition.|
|22.||Ordnance Factory, Trichy, Tiruchirapalli||Small Arms|
|23.||Heavy Vehicle Factory, Avadi||Tanks|
|24.||Engine Factory, Avadi||Engines for Battle Tanks and ICV|
|25.||Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi||All Combat Clothing and Parade Garments, Parachutes|
|26.||Cordite Factory, Aruvankadu||Propellant of various types.|
|27.||Ordnance Factory, Dehradun||Sighting and Fire Control instruments for tanks, Fire Control instruments for Guns and Mortars, Binoculars.|
|28.||Opto Electronic Factory, Dehradun||Precision Opto Mechanical/Electronic Instruments for sighting and fire control for A vehicles.|
|29.||Ordnance Factory, Muradnagar||Plain Carbon and alloy steel castings for Tanks, ammunitions, Steel forgings.|
|30.||Ordnance Factory, Kanpur||Medium & High calibre guns, Shell empties.|
|31.||Small Arms Factory, Kanpur||Small Arms.|
|32.||Field Gun Factory, Kanpur||High Calibre Ordnance & Spare Barrels, .32” Revolver|
|33.||Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur||Leather items, textile items, engineering equipments including mountaineering items|
|34.||Ordnance Parachute Factory, Kanpur||Parachutes of different types.|
|35.||Ordnance Clothing Factory, Shahjahanpur||All Combat Clothing, Textile and Tentage items|
|36.||Ordnance Equipment Factory, Hazratpur||Tents & other clothing items|
|37.||Ordnance Factory, Korwa.||For production of carbines.(At Project Stage).|
|38.||Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore||Medium Calibre Guns, Shells &Fuzes, pistols and Rocket Launcher|
|39.||Rifle Factory, Ishapore||Small Arms.|
|40.||Metal and Steel Factory, Ishapore||Various Ferrous and non-ferrous castings & extrusions, Light/Medium/Heavy Steel Forgings including Gun Barrel Forgings|
|41.||Ordnance Factory, Dum Dum||Various Precision Machined and Fabricated items for Defence Forces.|
Exclusive Quality Control set up: Each Ordnance Factory has got exclusive Quality Control Department dedicated to look after all the Quality functions of the factory.
Audit of manufacturing process: At factory level, to check any deviation from the standards, process audits are carried out on a regular basis by factory, Quality Audit Group (QAG) of Ordnance Factories and surveillance audit by DGQA.
Quality Review Meetings: Quality Review Meetings are being organized every month in all the Ordnance Factories along with the representatives of DGQA to review in process deviation, analyse the defects and improvements.
Introduction of NQDBMS (Networked Quality Data base Management System): For better communication & transparency, NQDBMS has been implemented in all Ordnance Factories. Matters related to NQDBMS are reviewed every month with local unit of DGQA at factory level.
Customer feedback: Representatives from Factories visit the field units as well as users of all ranks from field units are also invited to visit the Factories for feedbacks on the products supplied by OFB.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Dharambir and others in Lok Sabha today.