Headquartered in New
Delhi, India, OAL's manufacturing facilities are located in
Porbandar, Gujarat and Bhiwadi, Rajasthan and have the distinction
of being ISO - 9001 quality certified.
The Porbandar, Gujarat facility began commercial production in 1974.
The plant was setup in technical collaboration with Karborundum
Bentueky, Czechoslovakia and is the largest producer of synthetic
high alumina materials in India, today.
The current installed capacity of the plant for Fused Aluminum Oxide
Grains is 21,000 MT and for Calcined products is 74,250 MT. The
Company is currently in the process of increasing the installed
capacity of Fused Aluminum Grains to 36,000 MT. Currently the plant
draws the majority of its power requirements from two furnace oil
based captive generator sets. In light of the rising cost of furnace
oil the management is setting up a lignite based power plant to meet
its current and future power requirements.
The refractory manufacturing facility is based in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan
which is located in close proximity to New Delhi. This facility
began commercial production in 1986. The division also has an allied
plant based in Salem, Tamilnadu for manufacturing monolithics and
some castables are manufactured at the Porbandar, Gujarat plant.
The Bhiwadi facility is spread over 27 acres of land. The refractory
facility is divided into 3 independent sub-divisions one each for
the manufacture of slide gate plates, continuous casting
refractories and castables and pre-cast shapes. The division
currently produces more than 20,000 pieces of slide gate plate,
18,000 pieces of Continuous Casting Refractory products and over
2000 tons of catables and mortars on a monthly basis.
As mentioned earlier, all the products manufactured are a result of
an intensive development effort, which is carried out at the
in-house Research and Development facility. This research and
development facility is recognised by the Government of India and is
fully equipped to carry out all testing and development activities
with a wide range of equipment including:
- XRD Equipment
- TG – DTA
- Dialotometer – RTE
- Thermal Conductivity Apparatus
- Creep Tester
- HOMR testing equipment