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Die and Mould India International Exhibition successfully held in Mumbai

The latest edition of Die & Mould India International Exhibition was a huge success. From latest technologies and innovation to new launches, visitors witnessed it all at the four-day mega event. A report…

The 11th Biennial Die & Mould India International Exhibition was inaugurated on April 11, 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The four-day event organised by TAGMA India serves as a unique platform to showcase the latest products and solutions for the booming die & mould market.

The mega event was inaugurated by :-
  • Chief Guest - Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited, in the presence of
  • Guests of Honour - Raj K Purohit, Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Wu Bingshu, Chairman, FADMA and
    N Reguraj, Founder President, TAGMA India.

    Inaugural lamp lighting by the dignitaries marked the beginning of the much awaited die & mould show. It was followed by an inaugural speech by D K Sharma, President, TAGMA India.

    “Lead by visionaries, we have come a long way from a small beginning in 1990. Today, TAGMA has 650 members,” Sharma said. “Die & Mould India International Exhibition is a platform for the die & mould companies to showcase the latest in technology and share ideas.”

    He also stressed on the fact that the mindset is changing and the industry is adapting to new technologies, but there is room for development.


    Good Wishes for DMI

    Suresh P Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India, also addressed the gathering through a video message during the inauguration ceremony. “We are happy to see such an event related to die & mould being organised in Mumbai. TAGMA is doing a great job by encouraging the industry. Design is very important for manufacturing; it is a critical area and requires expertise. The industry has our support and we hope the new standards will help the industry and further provide a boost to the economy.”

    “I have always propagated the idea of exhibitions. Exhibitions like DMI help people understand the kind of development that has happened in a particular industry,” said Godrej during the inauguration ceremony.


    Die & mould industry has enormous opportunity to grow. With an increase in the number of domestic die & mould manufacturers, export is one such opportunity.

    Jamshyd N Godrej
    Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited

    The Asian manufacturing industry has grown exponentially over the years especially automotive and electronics. This has resulted in an increase in the consumption of die & mould. The industry should come together to collaborate and this exhibition makes for a great platform.

    Wu Bingshu
    Chairman, FADMA


    Die & mould, also known as the mother industry serves as the backbone of manufacturing. The same way TAGMA has the power to mould the future of the Indian die & mould industry. Exhibition of this stature will help the industry grow.

    Raj K Purohit
    Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

    ‘Make in India’ has provided a boost to the domestic players. Looking at the growth and new opportunities in die & mould industry, I am sure this edition of Die & Mould India International Exhibition will capture the attention of the die & mould industry across Asia.

    N. Reguraj
    Founder President, TAGMA India


    Die & Mould India International Exhibition that was first organised in 1998 has come a long way. Today it is known to be one of the most important events for businesses related to the Tooling Industry. The unique industry event showcases the developments, innovations and the latest technologies and solutions among others.

    The exhibit range this year included additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM system related to dies and moulds, CNC Milling Machining Centre, coating, cutting tools, digitizing, dies & moulds, press tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, heat treatment, hot runner system, machine tools and accessories for dies and moulds, measuring machines, quality assurance, mould base and standard parts of dies & moulds, toolings, moulding machines/ die casting machines, sheet metal presses and ancillaries, precision machining, rapid prototyping and tooling, surface treatment, texturizing, tool steel, all ancillary materials equipments accessories consumables, services and automation covering die and mould industry.

    This edition of the exhibition saw more than 300 exhibitors from 19 countries presenting a large variety of products and services for die & mould and other related industries. With a 15% increase in exhibitors than the previous edition and 45% increase in this venue, DMI 2018 turned out to be another success.


    Highlight of Die Mould India 2018

    • Total 31,256 visitors from industries like Automotive, Aerospace, Die Mould, Machine Tools, Heavy Engineering, Plastics, packaging, Consumer Goods, among others
    • About 48% decision makers visited the show
    • Exhibitor count increased by 20% from last edition and 30% increment is floor space
    • 5847 foreign visitors from 16 different countries
    • Delegation from PSUs and large OEMs

    FADMA delegation at DMI 2018


    A special delegation from FADMA (Federation of Asian Die and Mould Associations) also visited the exhibition. FADMA, a regional grouping of die & mould manufacturers and precision engineering associations was founded with an aim to facilitate the growth on die & mould industry across nations.

    At present, FADMA has 11 member associations from China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

    TAGMA CET Partner Meet

    TAGMA also organised ‘TAGMA CET Partner Meet’ on the sidelines of DMI 2018. Around 40 like-minded industry experts came together to discuss the growth path and further strengthen the Indian tooling industry with the help of TAGMA CET.

    TAGMA has been successfully organising trade shows, events, seminars and other activities keeping in mind the interests of the tooling industry.

    “We aim to make a difference and act as a growth catalyst for the industry. Keeping this in mind we came up with TAGMA CET. It is an effort to provide the best in class service to the industry,” said Sharma, President, TAGMA India.

    ‘TAGMA Centre of Excellence & Training (TAGMA CET)’ is an effort to support the growth of the industry. TAGMA set up TCET, also known as Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) at Chakan in Pune with active support from the Government of India and the Indian tooling industry. The pilot project will provide state-of-the-art technical inputs to the tool room industry in Pune. The Centre will also act as a Common Facility Centre for providing innovative solutions in the tooling sector to the industry ecosystem in and around the area.

    This centre will cater to the needs of MSME tool rooms in and around Pune for the supply of sheet metal dies, plastic moulds, die casting dies, jigs and fixtures as well as manufacturers of automotive components, electrical equipment, home appliances, consumer electronics, communication equipment and office equipment. These tool rooms will be able to use hitech manufacturing and try out facilities for the tools to be manufactured by them.

    It is funded by the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and TAGMA under the scheme of ‘Enhancement of Competitiveness in the Indian Capital Goods Sector’. After the pilot project, TAGMA aims to extend the facilities to provide such training at various cities across India. The ground breaking ceremony of the project was done by Honourable Shri. Anant Geete, Union Minister for Heavy Industries on April 22, 2016.


    Glimpse Of Die Mould India 2018