Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a non-profit making organization, working under the aegis of Govt. of India, under the ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (http://www.socialjustice.nic.in).
It was incorporated in 1972 to take up manufacture and supply of artificial limb components and rehabilitation aids for the benefit of the physically handicapped and started production in 1976.
Objectives: The main objectives of the Corporation
- To maintain the status of largest manufacturer and supplier of rehabilitation aids in India.
- To maintain the status of largest ADIP implementing agency through camp activity, headquarters activity, ADIP – SSA activity, special camp activity and limb fitting centres activity.
- To ensure all aids & appliances supplied under ADIP scheme must bear ISI – mark and must be durable, modern, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured.
- To enhance export of quality rehabilitation aids to help disabled persons abroad to achieve self-dependence.
- To carry out continuous research & development work to improve design of existing aids and develop new assistive aids at affordable prices.
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
§ 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
§ Wheel Chairs(Manual & Motorised)
§ Tricycles(Manual & Battery Operated)
§ Axilla & Elbow crutches
§ Walking Stick
For Visually Handicapped
Braille short hand
Walking cane & stick
For Hearing Impaired
Pocket type Hearing Aid
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 establish 170 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.
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.
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
Market Network & Exports: The Corporation
markets its products within the country through its offices at Delhi,
Kilkata, Bhubneshwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati and with the help of an
extensive dealer network to ensure availability near the important Limb
Fitting Centres and customers.
major buyers of ALIMCO products can be categorized as :
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 -
Upgradation of present facilities with State-of-the
Expansion of existing manufacturing base through
setting up of additional production centres.
Widening of present product range.
Training and Research & Development through
collaboration with institutions at National/International level.