SIDO has set up 10 Tool Rooms in the country to assist SSI units in their technical upgradation by providing good quality toolings to met the growing need and to assist SSI units with the assistance of countries such as Denmark & Federal Republic of Germany who have provided the sophisticated machines with latest technology. Some of the tool rooms have also been set up with the assistance of UNIDO/ILO. These tool rooms are located at Indore, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Jamshedpur, Calcutta, Jallandhar & Nagaur. State Govt. run tool rooms are at Lucknow, Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Goa. These tool rooms are equipped with latest imported equipments like CAD/CAM and specialised CNC machines like CNC milling, CNC copy milling, CNC EDM-Sparkerosion, CNC wirecut, Profile grinding, Jig boring, Jig grinding, Vacuum heat treatment etc. to provide toolings of international standards at competitive rates.

With the above facilities, these tool rooms serve the industries in areas indicated below:-

    a) Tool Design and Production
    i) Design and Manufacture of diesand tools, mould, jigs and fixtures, gauges and tool components etc. (upto1 micron accuracy).
    ii) Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
    iii) Heat Treatment of all types of steels.
    iv) Quality Control and Testing.
    b) Training and Consultancy
    i) Industry based long term training for tool & die makers.
    ii) Short term training for managers & supervisors to upgrade their knowledge and skill.
    iii) Need based technical training for skilled workers/tool makers/machinists etc.
    iv) Training in CNC technology, inspection, quality control testing etc.

    Besides, a proposal for setting up a Tool Room at Guwahati in the North-Eastern Region is under process. Activities of monitoring and implementing of a scheme for setting up of CAD/CAM Centres at Chennai to assist small scale industries, are also under process.


To execute the functions of the Centres/Institutes independently and for achieving the objectives these tool rooms/tool design institutes have been established as the Govt. of India societies. The management of the societies rests with the Governing Council which has been constituted by Govt. of India, Ministry of Industry. It has representatives inter-alia from Ministry of Industry and State Govts. The industrialists of respective regions representing different spectrum of industries are also members of the Governing Council. The General Manager/Principal Director is the principal executive officer of each society.


List of Tool Room / Tool Design Centres

Central Institute of Hand Tools, Jalandhar
Hand Tool Design Development and Training Centre, Nagaur (Rajasthan)
Central Tool Room, Ludhiana
Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Kolkatta
Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Bhubaneshwar
Indo Danish Tool Room (ITDR), Jamshedpur
Central Institute of Tool Design, Hyderabad
Tool Room & Training Centre, Guwahati
Indo-German Tool Room, Ahmedabad
Indo-German Tool Room, Aurangabad
Indo-German Tool Room, Indore
Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instrument, Mumbai
Electronisc Service & Traning Center, Ramnagar
Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai
Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra
Center for The Development of Glass Industry, Firozabad
Fragrance & Flavour Development Center, Kannauj
Process-cum-Product Development Center, Meerut

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Related Links:

National Program on Improving Energy Efficiency in Handtools SSI Sector
SSI Industry in Nagaur & HTDDTC