Mishra Dhatu Nigam

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Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
Native name
Hindi: मिश्र धातु निगम लिमिटेड
Telugu: మిశ్ర ధాతు నిగమ్ లిమిటెడ్
Urdu: مشھور متوٹ نیشنل لمیٹڈ
Public Sector Undertaking
Traded as NSE: MIDHANI
Industry Metallurgy
Founded 1973; 45 years ago (1973)
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Area served
Key people
Dinesh Kumar Likhi (Chairman & Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer)[1]
Products Superalloys; Titanium alloys; Specialized Steels; High Reliability Electrical & Electronic Alloys; Magnesium Alloys; Titanium Tubes; Columbium Alloy; Biomedical Implants; Armour Products
Services Testing & Evaluation, Metallurgical Consultancy Services
Owner Government Of India
Website http://midhani-india.in/

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Hindi: मिश्र धातु निगम लिमिटेड; IAST: Mișra dhātu nigam limiṭeḍ), abbreviated as MIDHANI, is a specialized metals and metal alloys manufacturing facility in India, located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) , under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.[2] MIDHANI is an ISO 9001:2015 & AS 9100:2016 Certified [3] company with modern metallurgical facilities and technical competence. MIDHANI is the only producer of Titanium in India.[4]


MIDHANI specializes in manufacturing a wide range of superalloys, titanium, special purpose steels and other special metals and alloys meeting stringent international standards for application in aerospace, defence, atomic energy, power generation, chemical and various other high technology industries.[5]

Armour Products[edit]

Midhani has been manufacturing bulk quantities of armour steel products offering ballistic protection against a variety of weapon systems including 9mm SMC, AK-47, 7.62mm SLR based on technologies developed by DMRL, a constituent of the DRDO. some of the armour products are : "Rakshak" Bullet-proof jackets, "Patka" (Head band) for protection of head, Bullet proof protection of personnel carriers for paramilitary forces & VVIP cars, Custom-made / fabricated armour systems. [6]

Fully Armoured Bus, Manufactured by Midhani

Bhabha Kavach[edit]

Bhabha Kavach is an armour panel which gives personal protection against bullets of different threat levels. A special process developed in BARC is used to create panels offering Level III and Level III+ protection and these are much lighter than currently available armours. BARC has transferred the technology of Bhabha Kavach to Midhani, for its large-scale production. [7] [8]

C&MD Midhani handed over the sample of Bhabha Kavach to DG CRPF in New Delhi in September, 2017.

Welding electrodes[edit]

Midhani is the only company in India capable of manufacturing non-synthetic type welding electrodes for various defence applications (mainly for the construction of nuclear submarines, surface ships, among others). The facility started with a pilot plant manufacturing 3-million tonnes of welding electrodes per month. The large-scale facility, which now has a capacity of 25-million tonnes per month, has been set up to meet the requirements of various strategic naval programmes. [9] [10]

Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr.Subhash Ramrao Bhamre inaugurated "Welding Electrode Plant" in MIDHANI.

Biomedical Implants[edit]

Midhani manufactures custom made implants/ biomedical products to suit the specific requirements of patients and doctors e.g. Hinge Knee Joint, Ace tabular Cup with attached Iliac Wing, Lumbar Puncture Needle Device. Midhani conforms to ASTM, BS, ISO & IS & other standards for materials as well as biomedical products. Midhani has world class facilities for inspection and quality control for surgical implants like: Full range of Mechanical Testing, Comprehensive Physical and Magnetic testing, Total range of NDT including gamma ray, ultrasonic, magnetic, dye penetrate test etc.[11]

Nickel–Titanium Shape Memory Alloys (NiTi-SMAs)[edit]

Under the Make in India initiative, MIDHANI has signed a Transfer of Technology (ToT) Agreement with National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), a Bangalore based premier R&D Laboratory, for the processing of Nickel –Titanium Shape Memory Alloys (NiTi-SMAs) for Engineering and Bio-medical Applications. The Shape Memory Technology is a result of decade of R&D work carried out at CSIR-NAL. In order to provide a quality healthcare system within the reach of common man, MIDHANI has already ventured into development and manufacturing of world class Titanium Implants using the spin off technologies for defence applications, and now to tap the huge emerging potential of Nickel – Titanium (NiTi) shape memory alloys in Bio-Medical Sector (medical devices), especially the stent market, the Company will manufacture shape memory alloys and market the products for the first time in India. The total market for NiTi SMA Products in India is estimated to be Rs 1500 – Rs 2500 Cr which is 3 – 5% of the global consumption. MIDHANI plans to manufacture NiTi Shape Memory Alloys in wires, strips, rods, springs and plates form. Presently NiTi shape memory alloys are not available commercially in the Country, and the total requirements are met by import. By signing this Transfer of Shape Memory Alloy processing Technology and the technological support that would be available from CSIR-NAL during the start-of-art vacuum melting and alloy processing, MIDHANI will enter into the realm of commercial production of ‘smart’ material and will join the band of select few shape memory alloy manufacturers in the world.[12]



Customized Products/Services[edit]

Forging, rolling, heat treatment, investment & sand castings and other conversion jobs are carried out by Midhani for its customers. Manufacture of finished machined and fabricated products is also undertaken by the Company which makes use of in-house and external facilities to carry out assignments by taking single-point responsibility for the end products.

Metallurgical Consultancy Services[edit]

MIDHANI has acquired an in-depth understanding of the Processing - Structure Evolution - Material Performance / Behavior interrelationships which have contributed to solving several daunting technological problems. The Company offers failure analysis, material selection and alloy design services on a consultancy basis to customers.[13]

Testing & Evaluation[edit]

A comprehensive range of testing and evaluation services covering chemical analysis, mechanical, non-destructive and magnetic testing are rendered by Midhani.[14]


MIDHANI's primary manufacturing facilities are located in the South Indian city of Hyderabad. Their site includes Vacuum Arc Re-Melting Furnaces, Vacuum Induction Melting Furnaces, Creep Testing Machines, Heat Treatment and Oil Quenching, ElectroSlag Refining Furnaces, Vacuum Induction Refining Furnaces, Precision 12-HI-Cold-Strip Mill, Primary Melting Furnaces, Secondary Melting Furnaces, 1500 T Forge Press, Hot Rolling & Precision Cold Rolling mills, Bar and Wire Drawing, Tube Plant, Vacuum Investment Casting Facility, Core & Lamination Facility, Quality Assurance & Control Lab as well as facilities for various other related applications. only MIDHANI have 6000 Ton forging press in India.[15]

  • MIDHANI has set up a 4 MW solar power plant.the solar power plant is spread over 20 acres of land and is expected to generate 7,000 MW hr/year of electricity with a projected saving of Rs 5 crore per year and reduction of 5,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.it will cover up to 15 percent of the power requirements of the company from renewable sources.[16]

Current Projects[edit]

Wide Plate Mill[edit]

MIDHANI, Hyderabad, awarded contract to Danieli for design, manufacture, supply and installation of a complete, modern plate mill complex consisting of wide plate rolling mill and a modern plate treatment and finishing. The new wide plate mill will be able to process metal plates up to 3100 mm wide and from 4 mm to 20 mm in thickness in a large range of special alloys, including titanium, super-alloys, stainless steel, HSLA steels, etc. Production for the first plates is scheduled by the second half of 2019.[17] [18]

Aluminium Alloy plant[edit]

Midhani is planning to set up an aluminium alloy plant at Bodduvaripalem, 21 km from Nellore City, in Kodavalur mandal of SPSR Nellore district. The organisation is planning to invest between Rs 2,500 crore-Rs.3,000 crore on the facility.The Midhani plant will be a joint venture with the state-owned aluminium producing company, National Aluminium Company (Nalco).[19] [20] A foreign player will also join as a technology partner, who will do the hand holding.[21]

Armouring unit[edit]

MIDHANI will shortly set up its another unit in Industrial Model Township (IMT), Rohtak, Haryana. the company has decided to set up its unit to manufacture 13 types of armoured vehicles.[22] Land has been acquired for the Rohtak plant, which will manufacture bullet-proof jackets, bullet-proof vehicles and similar products for the armed forces.[23]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • MIDHANI has been awarded Raksha Mantri's Award for Excellence for the year 2014-15 under the category of innovation.[24]
  • The Corporate Vigilance Excellence Award for the year 2016-17 under “Metallurgy Sector” was conferred on MIDHANI in recognition of exemplary work done in the area of preventive vigilance.[25]
  • MIDHANI has been awarded SKOCH Award for sustainable and balanced business performance for the year 2016.[26]


  1. ^ Mishra Dhatu Nigam. "Mishra Dhatu Nigam: Chairman & Managing Director". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  2. ^ http://midhani-india.in/RTI2005_1.jsp
  3. ^ http://midhani-india.in/quality.jsp
  4. ^ http://www.machinemag.in/news/aerospace-manufacturing/midhani-specialising-
  5. ^ http://www.midhani.com/Default_Gr.htm
  6. ^ http://midhani-india.in/Armour.jsp
  7. ^ http://barc.gov.in/technologies/kavach/index.html
  8. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bulletproof-jackets-from-barc/article23673507.ece
  9. ^ http://midhani-india.in/RRM%20visit%20on%2022.09.2017.jsp
  10. ^ https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/midhanis-new-facility-opens/article9869326.ece
  11. ^ http://midhani-india.in/Biomedical.jsp
  12. ^ http://midhani-india.in/CSIR-NAL.jsp
  13. ^ http://midhani-india.in/consutlancy_service.jsp
  14. ^ http://midhani-india.in/testing_service.jsp
  15. ^ http://midhani-india.in/integration_manufac.jsp
  16. ^ http://www.saurenergy.com/solar-energy-news/midhani-sets-up-4-mw-solar-power-plant
  17. ^ https://www.danieli.com/en/news-media/news-events/midhani-chooses-danieli-new-wide-plate-mill-complex_37_224.htm
  18. ^ http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2017-08-28/Defence-Minister-dedicates-modenised-facilities-of-Midhani-to-the-nation/322305
  19. ^ http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-Pradesh/2017-05-11/Midhani-plans-aluminium-alloy-unit-in-Nellore/299194
  20. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/240717/russia-to-join-midhani-nellore-unit.html
  21. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2018/feb/06/mishra-dhatu-nigam-is-emerging-as-a-multi-location-company-1769051.html
  22. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/armoured-vehicles-to-be-built-in-rohtak/421002.html
  23. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2018/feb/06/mishra-dhatu-nigam-is-emerging-as-a-multi-location-company-1769051.html
  24. ^ http://midhani-india.in/mdn-rm-award-30052017.jsp
  25. ^ http://midhani-india.in/CVEA.jsp
  26. ^ http://midhani-india.in/CVEA.jsp

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