Chennai aluminium casting cluster (Tamil Nadu)


The city of Chennai hosts a cluster of MSMEs engaged in aluminium die casting. There are about 200 units in the cluster, including 120 pressure die casting (PDC) and 60 gravity die casting (GDC) units. They produce aluminium castings mainly for the large-scale automobile and automotive component industries in the region like Lucas TVS, Maruti Suzuki, SMR, Rotork, etc. The aluminium casting units are concentrated in two areas: Thirumudivakkam and Ambattur. The total production of the cluster is about 60,000 tonnes per annum (tpa).

Products manufactured

Aluminium die castings, mainly for the automobile industry

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity, diesel

Production & turnover

60,000 tonnes per annum

Total energy consumption (toe)


Cluster Profile

Other Resources

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

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