Rajkot Foundries (Gujarat)


Rajkot district is one of the largest industrial hubs in India, with about 14,000 MSMEs including 5500 engineering units. Among them is a cluster of about 700 grey iron foundries, located in and around Rajkot city. Most of the foundries produce castings for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in diverse engineering sectors like automotive, pump sets, electric motors, air compressors, machine tools, agricultural machines, electrical transmission equipment, and so on. The production of castings in the cluster is estimated to be 1500 tonnes per day (about 0.46 million tonnes per annum). The cluster employs close to 30,000 direct employees.

Products manufactured

Grey iron and ferro-alloy castings for a wide range of industries such as automotive, pump set, motors, air compressors, machine tools, agricultural machinery, electrical transmission equipment, etc.

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity; coke; furnace oil (FO)

Production & turnover

0.46 million tpa; Rs 4000 crores (40 billion)

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Energy efficiency initiatives

Case Studies

Promoting energy efficiency in foundry industry by strengthening business development services-a case study in Rajkot Engineering Cluster http://www.sameeeksha.org/books/Promoting_EE_in_Foundr.pdf

Cluster Profile


Other Resources

Source: Data pertains to 2015-16, collected primarily under the TERI-SDC EESE project

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