Hindustan Photo Film or HPF is a public sector enterprise and the chief industrial unit of the district. It is situated around 5 km from Ooty railway station and covers a wide spread area of 300 acres. This plant is situated close to the Ooty-Mysore road and the golf links. Tourists visit this firm to catch glimpse of the entire production process.
In January, 1967, this industrial plant was officially inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Currently, the plant produces various types of Indu roll films that are helpful in taking photographs. The unit also produces Indu bromide papers that are used for printing the photographs. This unit also specialises in producing the best quality Indu X-ray films.
In addition, industrial X-ray film, Induaerographic for defence and geological mapping, CAT film and oscilloscope direct print papers are produced in this unit. Laser recording film, photo typesetting paper, chemicals for film processing and special film for space photography can also be found here.
This company is equipped with the latest technology for manufacturing graphic arts, medical X-ray and black & white products, conforming to the international quality standards.