IMFA Group crosses 1 lakh tonne mark in ferro chrome production
New records set in all operational areas in 2002-03
Apr 29, 2003
Internal Press Release

IMFA Group, India's largest producer of ferro alloys comprising of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) and Indian Charge Chrome Ltd (ICCL), today announced that it has crossed the 1 lakh tonne mark by producing 100,368 mt ferro chrome during 2002-03. This landmark has been achieved for the first time ever in India and comes at a time when ferro silicon production also registered an all time high of 36,584 mt. The Captive Power Plant generated 842 million units (96% PLF) and the Mining Division raised 232,398 tonnes of chrome ore thereby enabling the Group to build on its unique competitive advantage of being India's only fully integrated ferro alloys producer. ICCL exported 46,283 mt ferro chrome during 2002-03.

Commenting on these path breaking achievements, Mr Subhrakant Panda, Joint Managing Director, said : "The Group has gone from strength to strength after the long envisaged total integration finally came into being with the allotment of captive chrome ore mines in Sukinda. We have been able to leverage our unique position as India's only fully integrated ferro alloys producer into a globally significant profile."

"With the steel sector bouncing back the future should see continued growth and an improvement in earnings. We are confident that given the dedication and dynamism of our people we will be able to perform even better in FY 2003-04. We are continually building on our current strengths so as to remain the torch-bearer for the Indian ferro alloys industry", Mr Panda added.

Detailed Operational Statistics :

Ferro Chrome


65,458 mt

48% higher than 2001-02


34,910 mt

41% higher than 2001-02


1,00,368 mt

46% higher than 2001-02


46,283 mt

28% higher than 2001-02

Ferro Silicon


36,584 mt

10% higher than 2001-02

Mining Division

Chrome Ore

2,32,398 mt

17% higher than 2001-02

Power Plant

842.67 mu

96% PLF

17% higher than 2001-02

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