Shimoga Foundry Industries (Karnataka)


The district of Shimoga (now renamed Shivamogga), has about 15,000 industrial units. They include a cluster of 45 foundries and associated units, which provide employment to about 5500 people. The technologies/processes include green sand moulding, investment casting, resin-bonded shell moulding and centrifugal casting. Equal quantities of steel and iron castings are produced. The buyers include Cummins, Kirloskar, KSB, BEML, Godrej, Escorts, Emerson, etc. The Shimoga foundry cluster is renowned for exporting quality castings to 26 countries in five continents.

Products manufactured

Iron and steel castings for industries such as automobile, earth moving & mining, machine tools, railways, valves and pumps

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity; LPG

Production & turnover

50,000 tpa; Rs 650 crores (6.5 billion)

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

Cluster Profile

Other Resources

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

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