Dr Bansidhar Panda, a doyen of Odia Industrial revolution, founded IMFA in 1961 by setting up a ferrochrome plant at Therubali, a then backward region in undivided Koraput district. A Benaras Hindu University graduate, Dr Panda completed his higher studies in Michigan Technological University and Harvard University. His vision to transform the lives of his native land and nation at large through application of science and technology, led him on a mission to setup aforesaid ferroalloy manufacturing facility. IMFA grew from strength to strength under his vision and leadership. In 1990s he founded Utkal Manufacturing Services Ltd. (later renamed as UMSL Ltd) to cater to the logistics space. UMSL Ltd. ventured into infrastructure business in 2010 and has grown exponentially over the last decade under our dynamic women entrepreneur and current MD and Vice Chairman Paramita Panda (Mishra), daughter of Late Dr Bansidhar Panda.
UMSL Limited is primarily an EPC and Logistics company having its registered officeat Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Corporate Office at Bhubaneswar (Odisha). The company has strength of 500+ employee as on date. It has evolved into a stable, profitable and reliable EPC + Logistics business focused mainly in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.