About Us

The Indian Ferro Alloy Producers’ Association (IFAPA) is an apex body representing manufacturers of Bulk and Noble Ferro Alloys in the country. The Ferro Alloys Industry was established during the second five year plan as an ancillary industry to cater to the growing needs of the domestic Steel Industry. This Association of Ferro Alloy Producers was established in the year 1961 to look after the interests of its Members. Initially, it started with five Members with Sir A. Ramaswami Mudaliar as the Founder Chairman. The Membership has now grown to 88 Members, covering all the major Ferro Alloy Producers, having Electric Arc Furnace Smelting Process and Noble Ferro Alloy Producers using Alumino Thermic Process.

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FOUNDER MEMBER

  • Dandeli Ferro Pvt. Ltd. (Dandeli Steel & Ferro Alloys Ltd.)
  • Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd.
  • Nagpur Power & Industries Ltd. (Khandelwal Ferro Alloys Ltd.)
  • Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
  • Universal Ferro & Allied Chemicals Ltd.

Status of Industry

  • Transformer capacity was around 600MVA prior to liberalisation.

  • Approximate Capacity addition till date is 2300 MVA. At present, the total capacity has crossed 2900 MVA, with a total output of 5.15 million tonnes approximately.

    The Industry structure (By capacity) represents as follows:

    Capacity Million Tonnes (MT)
    Manganese Alloys  3.16
    Chromium Alloys 1.69
    Ferro Silicon 0.25
    Noble Alloys 0.05

    TOTAL

    5.15

  • During liberalization in 1991-92, the Industry achieved a production of 0.72 Million Tonnes. The production of Ferro Alloys in 2010-11 was around 2.90 million tonnes.

  • 30-40 % of the production is exported. Exports of Ferro Alloys in 1991-92 were 124,934 Tonnes, valued at Rs 2355 Million. In 2010-11, Exports of Ferro Alloys touched a high of 2,240,345 tonnes earning valuable foreign exchange of Rs 133,915 million.

  • In 1993-94 Imports of Ferro Alloys were at 4,291Tonnes, which has increased to 218,401 Tonnes in 2010-11. The value of Imports is Rs 20,337 Million

  • India is established as a regular exporter of Silico Manganese and HC Ferro Chrome, with major exports into countries like Bangladesh, Europe, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Srilanka, UAE, USA, etc.

  • Industry has highly qualified man power, latest equipments and technologies, which have given recognition and position in the international market.

  • Quality-wise rated one of the best in the world.

  • Electricity cost accounts over 40 % to 70 % of total cost of production, depending on the Ferro Alloys produced

  • Need power at generation cost plus reasonable wheeling charges so that it can increase its exports and earn substantial foreign exchange for the country.

Transformer capacity was around 600MVA prior to liberalisation.

Approximate Capacity addition till date is 2300 MVA. At present, the total capacity has crossed 2900 MVA, with a total output of 5.15 million tonnes approximately. The Industry structure (By capacity) represents as follows:

Capacity Million Tonnes (MT)
Manganese Alloys  3.16
Chromium Alloys 1.69
Ferro Silicon 0.25
Noble Alloys 0.05

TOTAL

5.15

During liberalization in 1991-92, the Industry achieved a production of 0.72 Million Tonnes. The production of Ferro Alloys in 2010-11 was around 2.90 million tonnes.

0-40 % of the production is exported. Exports of Ferro Alloys in 1991-92 were 124,934 Tonnes, valued at Rs 2355 Million. In 2010-11, Exports of Ferro Alloys touched a high of 2,240,345 tonnes earning valuable foreign exchange of Rs 133,915 million.

In 1993-94 Imports of Ferro Alloys were at 4,291Tonnes, which has increased to 218,401 Tonnes in 2010-11. The value of Imports is Rs 20,337 Million

India is established as a regular exporter of Silico Manganese and HC Ferro Chrome, with major exports into countries like Bangladesh, Europe, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Srilanka, UAE, USA, etc.

Industry has highly qualified man power, latest equipments and technologies, which have given recognition and position in the international market.

Quality-wise rated one of the best in the world.

Electricity cost accounts over 40 % to 70 % of total cost of production, depending on the Ferro Alloys produced

Need power at generation cost plus reasonable wheeling charges so that it can increase its exports and earn substantial foreign exchange for the country.