After reviewing requirements of Propellant for high caliber ammunitions via-a-visa then capacities available in 1969-70 in Chemical Ordnance Factories, a new propellant factory was considered necessary and O.F.Itarsi was set up. O.F.Itarsi manufacture Double ,Triple and Ball Powder Propellant Under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (UIGMDP) of DRDO.
The IS/ISO-9001:2015, 14001:2015 certified Factory's production activites range from making propellants of Gun Ammunitions ,Ball Powder for small arm ammunitions and Picrite,intermediaries, like nitric acid,sulphuric acid, Nitrocellulose and Nitroglycerine to propellants for integrated guided missiles viz. pinaka, trihul , pechora, milan , RZ-61, akash and Nag. O.F. Itarsi has a full fledged chemicals and explosives and other stores required for production purpose.Safety & Human Resource Development are the basic & vital concerns of the factory.Research & Development are the areas of its endeavor.
The atmosphere of peace and tranquility and environment of devotion and dedication of about 2000 enployees call for a visit to the Factory.