Chennai forging cluster


The city of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) has a cluster of about 50 forging units, of which 46 are MSMEs and the remaining 4 are large industries. The forging units are located in various industrial estates such as SIDCO Industrial Estate in Thirumudivakkam, Ambattur, Thirumazhisai, Ponneri, etc. The Chennai forging units are renowned for their ability to make precision auto components (70% of units) and non-auto components (30% of units). The products are supplied mainly to various large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The major raw materials used in the Chennai forging units include carbon steel, alloy steel, and mild steel. The cluster provides employment to about 4500 people, directly or indirectly.

Products manufactured

Precision auto components such as axle parts, gear parts, upper pin, shaft pins, clutch plates, connecting rods, forks, camshaft parts, bearing races; non-auto components such as valve parts, electrical switchgear and motor parts

Number of MSMEs


Main fuels

Electricity; furnace oil (FO); diesel

Production & turnover

193,200 tpa; Rs 1400 crores (14 billion)

Energy consumption


Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI)

Cluster profile

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