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Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore is the main producer of basic Ferrous and Non-Ferrous raw material for military hardware. Present day military hardware requires use of metals of high strength coupled with superior toughness.Combination of both these properties requires use of alloy steel of Super-ultra clean quality. MSF has facilities for state-of-the-art steel making in the form of Electric Arc Furnace, Ladle Furnace Vacuum Degassing & Electro Steel Re-melting ensuring production of Ultra clean steel. A high capacity PLC-Controlled 2650T Forging Press with fully integrate and double manipulators gives shape to the products like Gun Barrels & other components of Artillery and Tank Guns. A state of art CNC-Controlled Redial Forging Press of 1250T for each hammers can forge various sections and profiles with high degree of isometric mechanical properties, near-net finish and repeatability. The Factory also possesses a hot rolling mill, a high precision 2 hi / 4 hi combination cold rolling mill (setup in 2006) for making thin strips of ferrous and non-ferrous material with online x-ray and mechanical gauging system. Precision controlled heat treatment facilities impart high Mechanical Properties in the metal, making it capable of performance under conditions of high stress. Such integrated facilities for making, shaping & treating of Super-Ultra clean alloy steel-grades makes it possible to cater to any metallurgical need. Production of steel cartridge cases starting from making of deep drawing quality steel (HSLA Grade) for forming the finished products is the major strength of the factory. MSF is the leader in this field. Electric induction Brass Melting Furnaces produces high quality 60:40 with/without Pb Brass Billets/Pigs, Mn-brass etc. Quality intelligence personnel with sophisticated machinery consisting of Ultrasonography, Laboratory Chemical Testing, Computer aided Spectrographic, XRF Spectrometry, Hydrogen Gas Analyser, and 3D coordinator for precision dimensional measurement etc.


Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore is situated in West Bengal on the Eastern Bank of River Hoogly (Ganges) at a distance of 28 KM from Kolkata and is connected by Rail and Motor-Road. Nearest Airport Terminal is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, Dum Dum.

Historical Background

The factory has its origin as part of Gun & Shell Factory at Cossipore-then known as "Foundry and Shell Factory"- in the year 1872, when metallurgical operations by way of melting and rolling of Cartridge Brasses were first taken up. Subsequently in the year 1892, manufacture of steel was taken up when open-hearth steel making furnace was commissioned. With this, the first authentic production of steel was introduced in India. The Steel Rolling Mills were installed later on, in 1896. Further expansion of metallurgical activities necessitated shifting of metallurgical plants to Ishapore. Relocated to its new site at Ishapore in the Year 1905, the Factory continued to function as a part of the Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore. In 1920 it became an independent unit in the family of Ordnance Factories and had come to be known as "Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore (MSF)" MSF has been the cradle of military-metallurgy in India. The facilities & expertise available in carrying out development of products and investigation of failures by the attached inspectorate led to the formation of Technical Development Establishment (Metals) in the year 1951 which was upgraded in the year 1956 to the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) within its premises. DMRL was later on shifted to Hyderabad in the year 1963 after bifurcation into DMRL and CI (Metals)

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Production of State of the Art Battle Field Equipments.

Vision Statement

1. To equip our Armed Forces with modern Defence and Battle Field Equipments.
2. To continuously modernize our production facilities.
3. To train and motivate personnel.
4. To equip ourselves with technologies through acquisition, synergy and in-house R&D.
5. To continuously improve quality.
6. To achieve highest level of customer satisfaction.
7. To increase customer base in defence, non-defence and export markets and establish global presence.


1. The prime objective is to make quality steel forging and feed sister ordnance factories in the form of PYT gun barrels, cartridge cases, shell bars and miscellaneous bar products.
2. To manufacture non-ferrous rods, blanks, strips as well as Die casting.
3. To maintain and strengthen the factory core competence of producing and supplying high technology product.
4. Growth based on the optimal utilization of available infrastructure with further judicious investment.
5. To increase the productivity by continual quality improvement measures, R&D efforts and increased efficiency of all plants and processes.
6. To effect the delivery of products as per time schedule.
7. To perpetually strive for cost reduction.
8. To scale up civil trade activities to exploit sizeable opportunities in civil sector and to expand customer base globally.
9. To diversify product range and develop new products through Research and Development.
10.To improve the working environment by improving shop layouts and construction of new shops & civil works, which will increase productivity through better handling of materials, intermediaries.

Vendors' Corner
MSF's GST Details
ARN No. - AA1902170001200
Provisional ID No.:19AAAGM0056P1Z0
Registered under Regular Scheme
Single Point of Contact(SPOC) for GST
Name:Sri V K Sinha
Designation : Addl. GM
Tel No.: (033)-25945847
Mobile : (0)9831064984
Email ID : vksinha.ofb@ofb.gov.in

Complaint Committee
Members of internal Complaint Committee.
  • Dr.(Mrs.) I. Datta, PMO/OFH - MSF - Chairperson
  • Shri Polidore Ekka, DLWC(C) - MSF - Member
  • Smt. Sipra Ghatak, Matron/OFH - MSF – Member
  • Smt. Shyamashree Das, Member of Paschim Banga Mahila Samity(NGO)
Knowledge Centre
Important Link
A metallurgical unit under Ordnance Factory Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India