Indore foundry cluster (Madhya Pradesh)
The industrial city of Indore hosts an important foundry cluster. There are about 45 foundry units in the cluster, spread across Indore city and its four industrial areas: Pithampur, Dewas, Ujjain and Sanwar. Initially, the Indore foundry industry came up to cater to the textile machinery manufacturing units that in turn catered to the cotton mills in the area. Subsequently, the foundry units started catering to the demands of the automobile industry (mainly commercial vehicles and construction equipment) which came up in the Pithampur Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The Indore foundry cluster is also famous for the manufacture of ornamental castings, of which a substantial portion is being exported. Most of the small foundry units in Indore, Devas and Ujjain use cupola furnaces, while the larger automotive and steel foundries use induction furnaces.
Iron and spheroidal graphite (SG) iron castings for the automobile, engineering, infrastructure and railway industries ; ornamental castings.
Number of MSMEs
Electricity; coke; firewood; diesel; natural gas (NG)
Production & turnover
42,000 tonnes; Rs 250 crores (2.5 billion rupees)
Total energy consumption (toe)
Leading industry association(s)
- All India Induction Furnaces Association (Indore Chapter) http://www.aiifa.org/
Energy efficiency initiatives
- UNIDO-GEF project on promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in selected MSME clusters in India http://sameeeksha.org/index.php?option=com_projects&task=level&title=unido&id=34