By the Members, of the Members & for the Members

President Message

It is heartening to note that TAGMA has after many years have a full Executive Council (9 members) elected unanimously and additionally two co-opted members. Our association in the 25th year (started in 1990) and the New Executive Council (EC) is committed to take the association to next level, while acting as a catalyst for the growth of its members with the slogan “By the Members, of the Members & for the members”.

Some important objectives prioritized are getting connected amongst ourselves, organizing seminars/lectures and promoting DMI in a way to benefit all our members. To promote these objectives some of the initiatives that the EC has embarked on are

  • “Membership Drive” by doing away with the clause of minimum turnover of a company to benefit small toolrooms.
  • “shifting Venue of Die & Mould Exhibition 2016 to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore to provide international standard infrastructure”.
  • “Technical Session and DMI 2016 Roadshows”
  • “Formation of Regional Chapters”.

The most important milestone for TAGMA is DHI approval of our Detailed Project Report (DPR) on ‘TAGMA Centre of Excellence & Training’ as a benchmark project – and our association happens to be the first recipient of this grant from Govt. of India under ‘The scheme Enhancement of Global Competitiveness of Indian Capital Goods Sector’ pursuant to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This Pilot (a PPP format) Project at Chakan, Pune will be the Common Facility Centre with the state-of-the-art technical inputs for providing innovative solutions in the entire tooling sector if the industry ecosystem in and around the area. This is to be replicated at three more centres pan India after successful implementation.

We sincerely seek your support and participation in the Pilot TCET project, to make the pilot TCET project a successful benchmark project.

The Indian Economy is focused on growth, GDP has steadily recovered to 7.4% in FY15 and hope to do better in FY 16 on the back of declining inflation, and the external position being comfortable, helped by positive policies and lower global oil prices. Monthly industrial production estimates indicate a modest upturn. The production of capital goods expanded after 3 years in the red. National Manufacturing Policy has been launched by the government with an aim of enhancing the “manufacturing share in GDP from present 16 to 25 per cent within a decade by facilitating the growth of the manufacturing sector in India. Under the policy GoI various initiatives like single window clearance system, leveraging incentive schemes and Technology acquisitions and development fund to enhance growth is being promoted. With the GoI’s thrust on development and ‘Make in India’ initiative, our Tooling Industry will need to grow faster to meet these challenge from Manufacturing growth initiatives of GOI.

Let us together chart ways for this growth. We are at Crossroads and Time to change is now, breaking away from tradition and benchmark successful global practices to finally emerge as an export surplus industry in the words of His Excellency the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam during his Keynote Address at DMI 2014 inauguration.

We are proud TAGMA is now in the 25th year of existence and has continued to remain relevant, visible and recognized over passage of time, calls for celebrations. The celebration will start with Tooling Summit in February 2016 in Mumbai and end with DMI 2016 in Bangalore.