By the Members, of the Members & for the Members

President Message

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!


As we end 2019 with lots of uncertainties, I would like to still look at the positive side of 2019 and what 2020 has in store for all of us. Yes, 2019 was not the best year for us but it taught us some of the things that are important for our future. In 2019, we learnt that diversi¬fication is a must in order to survive, technology up-gradation and collaboration effort to be able to enhance our capacity.

In spite of lots of e orts by the Government to revive the condition of general economy and the Indian automotive, the mood among the SMEs is still not great. Till the time BS-VI stabilizes and OEMs are able to ¬firm up as to which of their new models are selling, there will be uncertainties among the tool makers. With BS-IV, now more or less in place OEMs will have clarity on numbers over a period of time.

Toolmakers who are into exports are better off and those who are serving non-auto are also doing good. I see huge opportunities in sectors such as aerospace, railways, infrastructure, medical, amongst others. The challenge is how do we quickly align our resources to serve these industries as the skill sets and resources are different.

As I have always emphasized, tool makers must collaborate and work together to grab the big opportunities. Small tool makers alone may not be able to impress upon the large OEMs but joining hand with other tool makers they can showcase their enhanced capacity. It is a must for us to collaborate not only to grab the bigger orders but to learn from each other.

At TAGMA, we have lined up series of seminars and workshops to help tool makers venture into other industries. We will call subject experts to guide tool makers in developing skills and resources that are needed for the non-auto sectors.

At the end, I invite you all to the 12th edition of Die Mould India. I promise you will learn something new, develop fruitful contact and understand the technology trends. For any suggestions or registration, you may write to us at tagma.diemould@tagmaindia.org.

Best Wishes