Canadian Association of Mold Maker member companies exploring opportunities in the Indian market

Wednesday, November 28, 2018



28 November 2018/ No. 201811-04


The Consulate General of Canada is pleased to share the details surrounding a visit by the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) and the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) to sign two Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with EEPC India and the Tools and Gauge Manufacturers’ Association of India (TAGMA).


The MOUs signed on November 28, both first of their kind between Canada and India, establish an institutional framework for member companies of leading industry associations in Canada and India to collaborate for opportunities in the Indian market and globally.  


Consul General for Canada in Mumbai, Ms. Annie Dubé, quotes: “The MoUs signed with EEPC India and TAGMA mark the first steps in a collaboration between Canada and India in technologies to be used in Industry of the future. Canada is well-placed internationally in terms of R&D in new emerging technologies such as Additive manufacturing, Advanced analytics, Big Data, Robotics & Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and Process Digitisation across the business value chain.”


Jo‎nathon Azzopardi, President, Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM) said: "The signing of the MoU agreements between TAGMA, EEPC and CAMM is the first step to bringing two already successful industrial economies together to build partnerships focused on harnessing the strengths of our two industries to create a mould making super power on a global scale."


Rakesh Naidu, Chief Operating Officer, Windsor-Essex ‎Economic Development Corporation said: "We are delighted to partner with EEPC and TAGMA. We expect this relationship will be of mutual benefit to Windsor-Essex and Indian companies. We have identified specific areas of interest and will work collaboratively to take this forward. The time is right for Canada and India to work together.‎"



The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) is Canada’s leading national association representing moldmakers, service providers and suppliers to the global moldmaking Industry. The Association was established in 1981 to provide a unified voice in representing the moldmaking industry on the national and international stage. Their members include a vast array of global companies focused on moldmaking, designing, manufacturing, service and supply.


The Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) is a not-for-profit organization supported by towns and the city of Windsor in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity for its region. The focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start up in the Windsor-Essex region. It works one-on-one with businesses to facilitate the process of starting, growing or locating in the region of Windsor-Essex.


EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organisation in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and caters to the Indian engineering sector. As an advisory body it actively contributes to the policies of the Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the government. Set up in 1955, EEPC India now has a membership base of over 13,000 out of whom 60% are SMEs.


The Tools and Gauge Manufacturers’ Association of India (TAGMA) is an all India association of the Tooling Industry, established in the year 1990 present in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida, and Pune. It has a membership of 665 companies.


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