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DIEMOULD INDIA 2008 and Tooltech 2008 inaugurated today at BIEC Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Productivity school to be opened by IMTMA

Bangalore, 15th February, ’08: “DIEMOULD INDIA 2008” and “Tooltech 2008”, the prestigious exhibitions organised by Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association (TAGMA) and Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) respectively was inaugurated today.  The four day exhibition is held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore.

Diemould Tooltech inaugrationAddressing the press Mr. S. C. Kalyanpur, President of TAGMA said, “The objective of the DIEMOULD INDIA 2008 is to bring together both Indian and International manufacturers and consumers under one roof. With the space getting bigger and international participation larger, the exhibition will witness the congregation of manufacturers catering to different industries like auto & auto ancillary, consumer durable, engineering, electronics, etc. The exhibition will give the industry a prospective to grow and cater to the demands of the global market “

Mr. N. K. Dhand President of IMTMA said, “India is poised to be amongst the ten largest machine tool consuming countries in the world by this year. Exhibits at DIEMOULD INDIA and Tooltech 2008 are an indicator of this optimism of the manufacturing sector in India. Large overseas presence at both these fairs is a pointer to the global interest in the Indian market. Consumption of metalworking machine tools has already registered a 20 % increase in the first half of 2007-2008.

“IMTMA is opening a Productivity School in this calendar year at BIEC. This initiative is to improve the productivity level of the industry.” He added.

Press ConferenceThe 6th edition of DIEMOULD INDIA 2008 is the largest international exhibition in India covering the tool room Industry. 273 exhibitors from 17 countries will occupy a display area of 1,54,500 square feet. Some of the countries participating in the exhibition are Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, etc. There will also be international pavilions from China, Germany and Singapore.

The 10th edition of Tooltech 2008, a unique international exhibition in South & South East Asia, is a ‘B2B’ event featuring newest trends in cutting tools, tooling technologies, production aids, machine tool accessories, metrology, and CAD-CAM equipment & software. 106 exhibitors from 13 countries including a country-group participation from Germany, will exhibit products valued over Rs. 4 crore over an exhibition area of 23,000 square feet. The exhibition will enable manufacturing industry to witness newest global trends and to gauge future technologies that are likely to shape up in this segment.

Further Mr. Dhand added, “Major challenge before the Indian machine tool industry is to regain leadership position in the market, which currently is dominated by overseas supplies. The priority areas include technology to offer “globally-competitive products” at cost-effective prices, scaling up of capacity and strategies to increase competitiveness and most importantly to provide exciting careers in the machine tool industry to engineering graduates.”


Established in 1990, TAGMA has 450 members – all leading Indian tool rooms with ISO 9001 certification. The association organises delegations, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, etc. across the country. The association aims to promote training and the diffusion of knowledge in the industry for achieving greater efficiency. The association is headquartered in Mumbai and with registered office in Bangalore, and chapters in Chennai and Pune. TAGMA is affiliated to the world tooling association as a member of Federation of Asian Die & Mould Association (FADMA) and International Special Tooling & Machining Association (ISTMA). Mr. N. Reguraj is the current Chairman of FADMA. For more info:


Constituted more than 60 years ago for promotional support, IMTMA today represents the entire machine tool industry in India. The association has over the years deeply committed itself to support the industry to increase competitiveness, technology, productivity and quality to ensure its overall advancement and growth. IMTMA is proactive in taking new initiatives to promote advancement of the metalworking manufacturing industry in India. Tooltech is one of the key initiatives of the Association. For more info:

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