Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in the year 1973 under Ministry of Defence as Government of India Enterprise. The production unit of MIDHANI, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, was commissioned in the year 1982. MIDHANI has been set up with a view to achieve self-reliance in production and supply of various super alloys, special steels, materials to Defence, other Strategic Sectors for Nuclear, aeronautical and Space applications. The guiding factors for setting up of MIDHANI were the demand for Defence oriented technologies, which come under the national priorities.
With 45 years of glorious past, MIDHANI is poised to grow from a single unit organization to a multi-unit organization as existing sectors and businesses may not be sufficient for accelerated growth. MIDHANI’s diversification initiatives will define its future and also its growth. The Armour Manufacturing facility at Rohtak is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2019. MIDHANI’s Joint Venture proposal with NALCO for setting up Aluminium Alloy Plant at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh is also moving in positive direction with respect to Government approvals. MIDHANI’s vision is to be multi-national company within 2-3 years.
Presently, more than seventy percent of MIDHANI’s products (value wise) cater to strategic customers viz. Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) etc. In addition, MIDHANI also supplies special alloys and products to commercial sector including Larsen & Toubro, BHEL, Titanium equipment etc.
Over the past four decades, MIDHANI has successfully achieved its goal for which it was set up. With the advancement in technology within India and abroad, materials such as super alloys, titanium alloys and special steels, which are the core products of MIDHANI and its applications as well, have witnessed incremental demands. Increased demands of these products from space and energy sector have resulted in increase of production over the years.