Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) was inaugurated by Late Smt Indira Gandhi,Prime Minister of India on 3rd July 1966 with a view to increase the capacity of Small Arms Production, as an additional facility to the Rifle Factory, Ishapore and Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. It started production with 9mm Carbines in 1967, but by the middle of the 1970s it was able to produce 7.62mm Rifles. OFT is now equipped with the most modern and sophisticated technology including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines for manufacturing Weapons and Small Arms.
OFT is IMS Certified Unit. ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 18001:2017, EnMs - ISO 50001-2011 Certified.
OFT laboratory is NABL accredited for Mechanical & Chemical disciplines.