The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) was set up in 1950 to promote education, research, training and development to Indian foundrymen and to serve as a nodal point of reference between the customers and suppliers of the Indian foundry industry on a global scale.
With its Head Quarter in Kolkata, IIF presently services the entire country through its 26 Chapters under four Regional Offices located at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai.
The Institute is a member of the World Foundrymen Organisation (WFO) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The activities of IIF are wide ranging and include the following:
- To publish the monthly Indian Foundry Journal which contains monographs on various aspects of foundry industry
- To organize annually the Indian Foundry Congress (along with Indian Foundry Exhibition " IFEX) and publish the transactions thereof.
- To serve as a point of reference to the Government of India for the Foundry Industry.
- To participate in the preparation of standards for Foundry materials, Products and Test methods by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
- To promote export of foundry products and related services.
- To provide technical services to member companies.
- To co-ordinate Research and Development work on foundry related subjects.
- To organize Training and Development of Shop floor personnel.
- To maintain and update databank of foundries and their suppliers.
- To publish the Foundry Directory every 5 years listing information relevant to the foundry sector.
- To conduct examinations leading to the GRAD IIF, recognised by the Government of India as a graduate level degree in Foundry technology.
- To support foundry related courses in educational institutions.
- To recognize meritorious activity by individuals and body corporates in the field of foundry technology, through the Awards Programme
- To conduct technical meetings, seminars and workshops through Regional Branches and Chapters