The 9th International exhibition on foundry technology , equipment and supplies concurrent with 61st Indian Foundry congress was held on 27-29 January at Kolkata in Eastern India organized by The Institute of Indian Foundry men which is incidentally headquartered in Kolkata only. Kolkata is State capital of West Bengal and largest cosmopolitan in Eastern India. Kolkata and West Bengal is known for its foundry market in Eastern India.

The Institute of Indian Foundry men (IIF) was set up in 1950 to promote education, research, training and development to Indian foundry men 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 Branches located at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai.

The Institute is a member of the World Foundry men Organisation (WFO) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Winoa India is also having company membership of IIF and attended this exhibition through the brand W Abrasives, with a 2 corner 27 Square meter  stall no A-37.

In the Expo almost 180 exhibitors from India & Overseas have participated from Foundry  Plants & Installations , Electric Furnaces, Refractory’s , Die Casting machinery and plant , Shot blasting machine , Fettling installations , Grinding machine, Foundry Product suppliers to showcase their state of the art technologies and services to the very vibrant Indian foundry Industry  which is producing currently about 7 Million MT of castings.

Winoa has emerged as major reliable steel shots supplier in Indian Foundry Industry.

W Abrasives booth was centre of attraction for visitors with specially made twist tower for sample display. It has attracted quality discussions with few key customers and prospective buyers from Foundry segment in Eastern India. The IFEX is likely to give basic foot hold to Winoa in Eastern India foundry market and also an opportunity to promote Steel Grits in niche Foundry market from traditional bigger size steel shots.