Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) is Pakistan’s premier arms and ammunition manufacturing facility, which not only serve the defence requirements of the country’s Armed Forces, but also caters to the needs of domestic and export market as well. Established in early 50’s, POF comprised four workshops and today it stands as an advanced defence industrial complex, producing approximately 70 major products including automatic rifles, light/medium and heavy machine guns, a wide range of mortars and artillery ammunition, aircraft and anti-aircraft ammunition, tank and anti-tank ammunition, bombs, grenades, pyrotechnics and a state of the art stitching unit.
POF also specializes in the manufacture of commercial explosives, hunting ammunition and possesses extensive facilities for the manufacture of brass, copper and aluminum ingots, both for Military and non-military applications. With clientele spread over 40 countries, POF has established its reputation as a supplier of quality goods in the international market. This fact is adequately endorsed in POF’s strict adherence to QHSE Policy, and acquisition of international quality certifications, to include ISO 9001, ISO – 14001, ISO – 17025 and OHSAS 18001.
In 1988, the scope of training was extended to include training programs in the areas like CNC-Machining, Hydraulics,Controls,Power Systems e.t.c. New building was constructed and TTC was shifted to the new location, now which is known as POF Institute of Technology (POFIT).
POF Materials Testing Laboratories (PMT Labs) were established in 1952 to meet the testing requirements for the production of high Quality products.In 2004, Materials Testing Lab started its commercialization process and providing services to public and private sector.