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Tooling Industry, Tooling Industry, Events & Exhibition Management - About TAGMA

Important Objects For Which The Association Is Established Are

  • To promote training and the diffusion of knowledge relating to standards in the manufacture of Tools and Gauges to improve the standards or the connected trade therewith or with allied industries and to impart relevant and appropriate training to all those engaged in the manufacture of tools and gauges.
  • To improve upon and to suggest the inspection specifications, procedure or material or other matters connected with the trade to the concerned authorities and to alleviate the grievances of the tool and gauge manufactures.
  • To promote cooperation between or cooperate with any other organized body or bodies whatsoever, by appointing members of the Association and others to represent the Association on any such body or bodies, to promote, support any other organised body for the furtherance of any of the objects contained therein.
  • To promote and encourage improvements in tool room industries for greater efficiency.
  • To organize relevant seminars, workshops and exhibitions etc to impart useful knowledge to the tool and gauge manufacturers.
  • To establish, run and maintain a library connected with the industry.
  • To print and publish periodicals, brochures relating to tool and gauge manufactures industry for enhancing knowledge and technology.
  • To promote the setting up of regional chapters to further the objectives of the Association.
  • To enhance the contribution of tool room industry to the growth and development of the Indian National Economy and to encourage members to be progressive.
  • To publish a directory of members with details of products manufactured and services offered.
  • To co-operate, join or participate or associate with other societies, institutions, association and organizations in the pursuit of all or any of the above objects or objects similar to akin to any of the above objects.

Highlights Of The Years Gone By

  • Established in the year 1990.
  • 541 entities comprising most leading Indian tool rooms and many with ISO 9001 certification enrolled as members.
  • TAGMA supported by the Confederation of Engineering Industry, since its inception has succeeded in getting good co-operation with the Govt. on various issues which were burdening the tooling industry, with suitable amendments during budgeting every year, like Tool Steel / Machine Tools Import under OGL in 1990-93 Import Policy.
  • Membership of Associations
    • Confederation of Indian Industry – CII
    • Indo German Chamber of Commerce – IGCC
    • FADMA ASIA - Federation of Asian Die & Mould Associations (FADMA)
    • World Trade Centre – MVIRDC – WTC
    • The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
    • Engineering Export Promotion Council [EEPC]
    • India Trade Promotion Organisation [ITPO]
    • Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME)
  • Propagates through the right forums, INDIA as a country of opportunities in the Tooling Industry at international fora - Organizes Events and Exhibition of International caliber to bring together Tool making industry and technology comparable globally.
  • DIEMOULD INDIA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS are the most popular mould and die show in India, conducted biannually, since 1998.
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  • Organized World Class Tooling Seminars on rotational basis at Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Bangalore.
  • TAGMA TIMES as the official organ of the association, has over the years, since inception in 1993, has evoked spontaneous support and appreciation from the members & advertisers continuously. We look forward to contributions in the form of articles / press releases / product information / case study of interest to the industry.
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  • Organized delegations to EUROMOLD, Germany as a result of DEMAT - TAGMA PARTNERSHIP and MTA Exhibition in Singapore.
  • Constant Interaction with the Industry & Steel Ministries succeeded in getting the notification no. 21 / (RE-2003) 2002-07 dtd. 28.10.03 issued by the DGFT for the steel used by tooling industry exempted from the BIS purview.
  • Seminar on "INDIA - The Future Tooling Destination" during DMI 2004 at NSE Complex - Mumbai jointly organized with Technology Export Development Organization (TEDO) , and National Productivity Council (NPC).
  • Seminar on "FROM CONCEPT TO CAR" was hosted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Foreign Trade Office - Piemonte Chambers of Commerce during DMI 2004 International Exhibition.
  • Delegation to ISTMA World Convention at Bangkok from 9th to 15th May 2004.
  • Tool Room Industry Survey
    • In the first quarter of 1999, TAGMA commissioned Feedback Marketing Services Pvt Ltd. (FEEDBACK) conducted a market survey - 'Indian Tool Room Study'
    • Subsequently since 2004 NPC is now in the process of conducting the latest survey under sponsorship from DSIR.
    • The following key issues were examine Current market size for tooling in India
      • Current market size for tooling in India
      • Future requirements market demand for tooling in India till 2004 - 2005 based on likely growth and tooling requirements in user sectors.
      • Current solutions : set out the current state of the Indian tool room industry in-house captive units, Commercial Tool Rooms (CTRs) and reliance on imports.
      • Understand the support infrastructure for the tool rooms in India.
      • Availability of raw material, standard components, precision machinery and manpower government incentives.
      • Outlook for the India tool room industry key issues impacting the industry and critical success determinants.
      • Investment opportunities
    • This survey has outlived, hence the need to update through the support of Deptt. Of Scientific and Industrial Research, (DSIR) and National Productivity Council, New Delhi has covered the following issues in their questionnaire.
      • Technology Upgradation
      • Improved Tool Designs
      • Cost effective production processes
      • Cost Competitiveness
      • Delivery of durable products
      • Repositing of the industry w.r.t trends in global market and technology
      • Production and Business Strategies
      • Improved materials (Special Steels)
      • Networking through Indian / Foreign association / institutions etc
      • R & D Setup
      • Safety, Quality, Inspection standards requirements of exports
      • Impact of WTO (World Trade Organisation) / NTB’s (Non-Tariff Barriers), / TBT’s (Technical Barriers to Trade)
      • Power & Transportation Cost
      • Availability of skilled manpower
      • Local conditions
      • Loan facilities, interest rates, working capital etc
      • Excise Duty / Sales tax