Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India


Company Profile


Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) office

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a Schedule ‘C’ Miniratna Category II Central Public Sector Enterprises, registered under Section 8 (Not for Profit motive) of the Companies Act 2013, (corresponding to Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956) is functioning under the Administrative Control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. It is 100% owned Govt. of India Central Public Sector Enterprises with an objective of benefiting the persons with disability to the maximum extent possible by manufacturing Rehabilitation Aids for persons with disabilities and by promoting, encouraging and developing the availability, use, supply and distribution of Artificial Limbs and other Rehabilitation Aids to the disabled persons of the country.  Profitability is not the motive of the operations of the Corporation and its main thrust is in providing better quality of Aids & Appliances to larger number of disabled persons at reasonable price.  The Corporation started manufacturing artificial aids in 1976. It has four Auxiliary Production Centres (AAPCs) situated at Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Jabalpur (M.P.), Bengaluru (Karnataka), and Chanalon (Punjab).  The Corporation has four Marketing Centres at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, & Hyderabad and one Outreach Centre at Guwahati.

             The Corporation is the only manufacturing company producing various types of assistive devices under one roof to serve all types of disabilities across the country.

Corporate Index No. (CIN) - U85110UP1972NPL003646


Objectives: The main objectives of the Corporation are

(1) To promote, encourage and develop the availability, use, supply and distribution at reasonable cost in the country of Artificial Limbs and accessories and constituents thereof to needy persons particulary disabled Defence personnel, hospitals and such other welfare institutions.

(2) To establish facilities for the manufacture of Artificial Limbs and accessories and constituents thereof and all other things which can be or may conveniently be used for the manufacture of or in connection with such articles, things as aforesaid.

(3) To carry on the business of manufacturers, buyers, sellers, importers, exporters, dealers in and of Artificial Limbs and accessories and constituents thereof and all other things which can be or may conveniently be used for the manufacture of or in connection with such articles, things as aforesaid.

Explanation : Artificial Limbs, accessories and Constituents thereof appearing in the aforesaid clauses include Orthosis, Prosthesis, Orthotic Components, Prosthetic Components, Rehabilitation Aids, Associated Special Tools and Orthotic and Prosthetic Supplies.

 

Product Range:
The Corporation produces 355 different types of quality aids and appliances required by orthopaedically, visually & hearing handicapped persons. ALIMCO has been in the forefront in providing innovative and appropriate solutions to the problems facing the disabled.

The product range includes Orthotic and Prosthetic appliances for Upper & Lower Extremities, Spinal Braces, Cervical Collars, Traction Kits, Rehabilitation Aids like Wheel Chairs, Crutches and Tri Wheelers etc. The Corporation also provides special tools and equipments required for fitment of Orthotic & Prosthetic assemblies by the Limb Fitting Centres.
For visually handicapped, the corporation produces Braille Slate, Folding Cane and Braille Shorthand Machine.

  • For Orthopaedically Handicapped
    • Rehabilitation Aids
      • Lower limb orthotic (Calipers)
      • Lower limb prosthetic (Artificial legs)
      • Upper limb prosthetic (Artificial hands)
      • Spinal orthotic (Braces for neck & back)
      • Prosthetic supplies (stockinettes, socks and surgical boots)
  • For Visually Handicapped
    • Mobility aids
      • Wheel Chairs(Manual & Motorised)
      • Tricycles(Manual & Battery Operated)
      • Axilla & Elbow crutches
      • Walking Stick
  • For Visually Handicapped
    • Braille short hand machine
    • Braille slate
    • Walking cane & stick
  • For Hearing Impaired
    • Pocket type Hearing Aid
    • Digital type Behind the Ear (BTE) Hearing Aid.

 

Research & Development:
The Corporation is equipped with sophisticated machines and is backed by its own Research & Development. The design of products is constantly updated to maintain optimum efficiency level and to ensure high level of customer satisfaction. The products are manufactured under rigorous quality control so as to conform to international quality standard.

Achievements:
Within the country, the Corporation is the premier agency supplying appliances for orthopaedically handicapped. It has helped establish170 Limb Fitting Centres in various parts of the country to ensure proper fitting of aids and appliances. These Limb Fitting Centres provide necessary facilities for fitment of Orthotic and Prosthetic aids to the disabled people.

The Corporation conducts camps in association with various State Govts./Distt. authorities for fitting and distribution of aids and appliances in rural and semi urban areas of the country.

The Corporation also conducts camps under ADIP-SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) Cost Sharing Scheme in association with various State implementing Societies for provision of aids & appliances to children with special Needs of 6-14 years age.

Market Network & Exports:
The Corporation markets its products within the country through its offices at Delhi, Kilkata, Bhubneshwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati and Hyderabad  with the help of an extensive dealer network to ensure availability near the important Limb Fitting Centres and customers.

The major buyers of ALIMCO products can be categorized as :

  • National Institute
  • Dealer Network
  • NGO Network
  • State Government

The Corporation has also exported its products to Afganistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, UAE, Jordan, Iraq, Angola, Combodia, Uzbekistan etc. and the same have been well accepted in all these countries.

Future Plans: The Corporation has ambitious future plans for-

  • up gradation of present facilities with State-of-the Art technology.
  • Expansion of existing manufacturing base through setting up of additional production centers.
  • Widening of present product range.
  • Training and Research & Development through collaboration with institutions at National/International level.