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Link to discussion video - Indian Tooling Industry – Trends, Challenges and Opportunity

The first-ever ‘Tool Talk’ organised by TAGMA, powered by TAGMA TIMES was held on 30th April 2021.

Listing here some of the outcomes of the discussion 

    • The Indian industry’s market size is close to Rs 18,000 crore with ~70% of demand being met domestically and ~30% from imports.
    • Non-automotive sectors are meeting a large part of their tooling demand from imports
    • Lack of skilled workforce, high financing cost, lack of outsourcing ecosystem, and inverted duty structure are some of the major challenges faced by the Indian Tool Rooms.
    • Quality, cost, and delivery time are some of the major expectations from the user industry w.r.t the procurement of the tools.
    • Most of the major global auto manufacturing countries have a strong domestic tooling industry with India being an exception, as a significant part of tool demand is still met via imports.
    • Tool makers in countries such as China, S Korea and Taiwan get immense government support in terms of tax incentives, low-interest financing, creation of tooling clusters, dedicated R&D centres.
    • Indian tool rooms have huge opportunities going forward and companies are taking necessary steps to grab the opportunities.
    • OEM’s perception of Indian tool rooms is slowly changing, and they are willing to trust Indian tool room’s more than before.
    • It’s very important for India to develop Tooling SEZs/Clusters close to automotive/manufacturing hubs for close collaboration & reduction in the lead time.
    • Medical, white goods, defence are some of the emerging sectors that will create good demands for tools in India.

Link to the discussion video is https://youtu.be/zsAd8pqgKgU

The detailed analysis on Indian Tooling Industry [January 2020] is available in the form of report, which is available at a cost. Kindly write back to us for a copy of the same.