By the Members, of the Members & for the Members

President Message

I would like to begin by thanking all the members of TAGMA and the Executive Council for their faith in me and for choosing me to lead TAGMA as its President.

I have been working with the tooling industry for more than three decades and I have seen this industry grow to become one of the strategic sectors today. The tooling industry not only plays an important role in the development of the manufacturing sector, it also has huge economic importance.

Being a toolmaker myself, I know the challenges faced by Indian toolmakers. As the President of India’s largest association for tool and die makers, I would like to focus on the following activities in the next three years:

  • Increase the number of members to create a larger community of toolmakers and associated industries.
  • Skill development and training would be our prime focus.
  • Work closely with the government and policymakers to put forth the challenges of toolmakers and help the government with policymaking.
  • Work on cluster development activities.
  • Enhance TAGMA’s presence in the global tooling fraternity.
  • Organise bigger and better Die & Mould India Exhibition, International Tooling Summit and ToolTech Show.

Under the guidance of Mr. D. K. Sharma, the Outgoing-President, TAGMA has seen newer heights in terms of our relations with policymakers and other TAGMA events and activities. I would like to assure the industry that I and all the Executive Council members are committed towards the development of the industry and TAGMA.

I urge you all to share your thoughts and suggestions on the development of the tooling industry. Let us all work together to make India a strong tooling destination.


Devaraya M Sheregar