Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur has a very old historical background. In the year 1879, Sir Ashley Eden, Lt. Governor of Bengal founded 3 clothing Factories in Bombay, Alipur and Madras for stitching of garments. In the year 1914, a part of the Alipur factory was shifted to Shahjahanpur on experimental basis for 1 year and named as Army Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur.
In the year 1925 the entire Alipusr Factory was closed and work was permanently transferred to Shahjahanpur. Shahjahanpur is about 180 K.M. from Lucknow and 330 K. M. from New Delhi. The nearby places of interests are Nainital and Dudhawa National Park. Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur is engaged in the production of textile and clothing items for army, navy, air force, DGBR, MHA and other civil ahorities. The factory is spread in an area 20.02 Hectare and the estate is spread in an area of 125.1 Hectare.
Centenary Year Celebration at OCF,Shahjahanpur
OCF, Shahjahanpur is going to celebrate Centenary Year after completing century of its glorious existence in 2014. For the last 100 years OCFS is not only serving as force behind Armed Forces but also has contributed significantly to the cultural, intellectual & economic development of Shahjahanpur & nation as a whole.
Centenary Year Celebrations is going to start with Inaugural Ceremony which is scheduled to be held on 14th June, 2014 at Shri Ramleela Ground, OCF. An Exhibition will be organized from 15th June to 21st June. The entire product manufactured by OCF can be viewed in this Exhibition. Different types of Shops (like food stall, toy shop etc.), Swings (Jhoola), stalls of laughter & entertainment will be organized. Apart from these, different types of Cultural Programs like Songs, Gazals, Drama, Mimicry etc. will be organized at evening every day for entertainment of the people of OCF Estate and City. The objective of the celebration is to involve & share with entire city, the joy of completing 100 years .