OSAW was established in the year 1919 by Mr. Nand Lal who was a school teacher and alumini of JJ Thomson College (Now  Known as IIT Roorkee). OSAW premises, manufacturing unit, research and development wing and corporate offices are spread over an area of 6000 Sq. Yds. is located in Ambala Cantt. (On the State Highway), approx. 200 Kms. from New Delhi. This small industrial town is well connected by rail and road. Since its inception, the company has worked with perseverance to strike a synthesis between technical innovation and the needs of its customers.

OSAW employs about 250 personnel including a dedicated team of Scientists, Engineers, trained Technicians and Management professionals capable of designing new products and constantly upgrading the existing ones.
We manufacture a wide range of equipments used by Primary School, Secondary Schools, Undergraduate to Postgraduate Institutions. OSAW also caters to the needs of Defence and Industry wherein development of tailor-made products are undertaken on order.

OSAW has undertaken many projects on turnkey basis in India and Abroad, these include, interaction with the teaching faculty for decisions of practical curriculum, deciding the list of equipment for their labs and their supply and installation. We have also indegenised various products for our leading laboratories, which led to the saving of a huge amount of foreign exchange.
We have a test house status with calibrated instruments having traceability to the National Laboratories. Rigorous in house tests are carried out on all products to ensure defect- free manufacture. Research and Development division constantly improves existing products as well as adds new ones.

OSAW is the pioneer exporter of Scientific Instruments for over nine decades. Our consistent efforts in Export have given us numerous Export Excellence Awards. OSAW enjoys a prestigious place in the USA, Europe, Middle- East, South- East Asia and African countries besides catering to its valued customers in India. Our products are suited for both the competitive tender business, as well as, customers in the premium segment requiring the highest reliability, quality and safety.

The consistent efforts have resulted in multi fold increase in the sales turnover of the company in the last decade.