Belgaum is a pioneer in the development of Foundry Industrial Sector in Karnataka prominently manufacturing Iron & Steel castings catering to the needs of General Engineering, Machine Tools, Automobiles, Tractor Components, Pumps & Motor Body Castings. Belgaum is having more than 150 foundries in the range from Small, Medium & Large Scale Industries producing more than 1.6 Lakhs tons of casting per annum which is valued about more than 700 crores per annum.
Over a period of four decades, the Foundry Industries in Belgaum have not grown to expected level due to lack of Infrastructure Facilities, advanced testing facilities, pollution problem & old technology. The Foundrymen of Belgaum have undertaken active lead in establishing the “Belgaum Foundry Cluster” the first of its kind in Karnataka. It is a great privilege that all industrialists have made hard and sincere efforts to bring this project in the city of Belgaum.
Belgaum Foundry Cluster was formed in the Year 2004, with the objective to support foundries in Belgaum & nearby areas to enhance effectiveness & competitiveness achieving excellence through world class infrastructure for the growth of foundry units in & around Belgaum & to make them internationally competitive.
The Belgaum Foundry Cluster project has been sanctioned by Government of India under Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS-2003) from Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MCI), New Delhi.