Field Gun Factory located
on Kalpi Road (NH-2) at a distance of 10 kms. from Kanpur Central railway
station on way to Jhansi is the youngest member of the Weapons, Vehicles and
Equipment (WV&E) group Ordnance of factories.
In view of the importance
given to ordnance production in the wake of the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and the
Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971, it was seen that the load for Ordnance
Factory, Kanpur was much more than its capacity. It was then decided by the
Government to establish a new factory, which should be a self-contained unit
for production of Field Guns. While designing the factory, the approach
followed was that ordnance should be manufactured in this factory right from
preparation of desired grade of steel to final assembly, proof and issue.
With the advantage of a large area of land being available, the layout of
Field Gun Factory was designed very scientifically. The shops were planned
in one row in the order of the initial operation to the last operation.
The factory spreads over an
area of 104.10 Hectares , out of which 40.49 hectares only is the yet
covered area. As many as 53.61 hectares , strategically located in this
industrial city is waiting to be gainfully utilized.
The infrastructure has been
designed very scientifically and consists of industrial/ commercial
buildings and services viz power supply, water supply, sewage, air
conditioning, drainage system, compressed air supply etc., taking care of
the futuristic expansion of the factory.
Production facilities in
both Metallurgical and Engineering sectors exists with the latest technology
Field Gun Factory, Kanpur
synonymous with its appellation, has an unique capacity of manufacturing
various types of Field Guns commensurate with country's Defence needs. The
factory has a set up with all types of the latest and sophisticated
production processing equipments right from melting, forging to finish
machining with a built in superlative degree of excellence in quality.
As part of its diversification programme, the product range of the factory
has been further expanded and the factory is catering to the demands of
civilian market in government and private sectors and also personal weapons.
The factory believes in producing stores of highest international quality
which is revealed from the fact that the factory has implemented
International Quality Management System standard (ISO 9001: 2000) in all
spheres of its production activities. The factory is also having a NABL
accredited lab. to ensure that all the measurement devices and instruments,
used in production activities are calibrated to International Standards.