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The Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA) was formed with 40 members and was registered under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act vide registration number 80/1969 dated 17-11-69


At the instance of CODISSIA, SIDCO Branch Office was opened. Kurichi Industrial Estate was formed in Coimbatore.


Members of CODISSIA participated in ASIA-71 Trade Fair at New Delhi. CODISSIA organised one Vendor Exhibition in Association with ICF, Chennai.


A High Level Committee of the Government of India on Electric Motor and Pumps visited Coimbatore and submitted reports to the Government for diversification in Industrial activities.
CODISSIA BULLETIN (Fortnightly Journal) was started.
An industrial study Tour of members of CODISSIA was organised in two groups. One group to Japan and the other went to South Asian Countries.


An Exhibition of Railway and Telecommunication parts was held.
Dr.P.C.Alexander the then Development Commissioner (SSI), Government of India, New Delhi visited the Exhibition organised by CODISSIA.
The Coimbatore Industries Export House was constituted
A study tour of members to Bangalore was arranged.


An All India Seminar on “Rural Industrialisation” was organised.
A study tour of members to the Industrial Exhibition at Bombay was conducted.


Mr.I.C.Puri, Development Commissioner (SSI), Union Ministry of Industry, New Delhi visited CODISSIA.
The NSIC Ltd., organised consumer products Exhibition at Coimbatore.


The Scheme of rake load of pig iron at the initiative of CODISSIA was implemented at Coimbatore.


CODISSIA organized for the display Exhibition and School Laboratory Equipment Exhibition.


Bottleneck in the movement of coke to Coimbatore foundries was solved by undertaking transport of Coke as an Agent of SIDCO and transporting it to Coimbatore was done by CRMS.


Through incessant efforts of CODISSIA, Central Excise duty on Rotors and Stators (Electric Motors) amounting to several lakhs got waived by the Finance Ministry of the Government of India and over 100 small scale electric motor manufacturers were relieved of this burden and benefited.


CODISSIA conducted an Entrepreneurship Development Exhibition “ENDEX 82” and Seminar on Ancillary Development for a period of 10 days in the President Hall, Coimbatore.
Hon’ble Shri P.A.Sangma, Union Minister for Industry participated in the valedictory function of the Exhibition.


Through efforts of CODISSIA, conversion of rural feeders into Industrial Feeders and 24 hours power supply was effected to thousands of small industries in Coimbatore and Tamilnadu


CODISSIA purchased a building site of 20 cents in North Huzur Road, Coimbatore in October ’84 for construction of its own office building.
Through CODISSIA’s efforts the validity of Coke Cards was increased from one year to four years as per orders from the Director of Industries and Commerce, Madras.


CODISSIA started the scheme of Entrepreneurial Development and conducted two Training Programmes for Entrepreneurial Development Programmes exclusively for women.
CODISSIA organised a National Level Seminar and Exhibition for 2 days on “New opportunities for Electronic Industry” Open ’85 in which Dr.Sanjeevi Rao, Secretary, DOE and State Ministers participated.


CODISSIA organised a Tour of members to IMTEX 86 at Bombay.
One day Bundh was observed by members of CODISSIA as a token of protest against certain policies on Central Excise duty. The Bundh was preceded by a huge procession by small scale industrialists to the Central Excise Commissionerate, Coimbatore


CODISSIA organised a Company Standardisation Programme specially suited to SSIs in collaboration with BIS and SEI, Coimbatore.
Small Industries Testing and Research Centre was promoted by CODISSIA and SIEMA with an capital of Rs.10 lakhs, grant of Rs.15 lakhs and soft loan of Rs.15 lakhs from the IDBI. SiTARC started functioning this year.


CODISSIA organised the memorable INTEC ’88, Industrial Trade Fair, the first of its kind, in the PSG Grounds, Coimbatore from 19-2-88 to 26-2-88 at a budget cost of Rs.32 lakhs. The achievements of the Trade Fair were remarkable, resulting in business turnover of Rs.2 crores. The Trade Fair paved the way for starting of new Industrial Units in and around Coimbatore and in other parts of the State. There were more than 310 stalls in the Trade Fair.
His Excellency Dr.P.C.Alexander, Governor of Tamil Nadu paid a visit to CODISSIA and addressed the members on the topic of Industrialisation in Tamilnadu.


CODISSIA organised the following programmes
Catalogue show
Seminar on pump Technology
Training in Export marketing
Seminar on DC motors
Institution of CODISSIA Awards
Training on Quality Control
Seminar on Textile machinery
Training in Food Technology and garment making.


Foreign products catalogue display for 2 days in CODISSIA.
Visit of Expert from UNIDO Mr.M.L.Tartavel to CODISSIA to study Technology of pump Industry.


INTEC’91 Trade Fair at Coimbatore from 4-1-91 to 13-1-91 in the PSG Grounds.
Visit of Development Commissioner for Iron and Steel, Calcutta to CODISSIA,
Industrial Study Tour to visit IMTEX 92 Exhibition at New Delhi during March 92.
CODISSIA Awards were distributed to 6 winners during CODISSIA DAY on 18-11-92 by then Hon’ble Minister for Education, Mr.C.Aranganayagam, Government of Tamil Nadu.


Two members from CODISSIA joined the Industrial tour to the eastern countries in February ’93.
CODISSIA’s efforts paved the way for opening of IDBI branch at Coimbatore in December’92
Two days Buyer-seller Meet on Auto Components was held in June ’92.
Seminar on Factoring Services was organised
Programme on ISO 9000 was organised
Small Industries Management Assistant Programme for 13 weeks in CODISSIA.
Programme on Export Packaging for 3 days in March’93.


Visit of Chairman, NSIC Ltd. To CODISSIA on 12.12.93
3rd Edition of Industrial Trade Fair INTEC ’94 was held from 7-1-94 to 16-1-94 in PSG Grounds, Coimbatore.


CODISSIA celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year to mark completion of 25 years of exemplary services to SSI Sector and arranged Special Lecture meetings by Mr.L.K.Advani, MP, Mr.V.Gopalswami MP, Mr.Suresh Krishna of TVS group and Dr.M.S.Udhaya murthy of Makkal Sakthi Iyakkam.


CODISSIA entered into 1st MoU with Nachimuthu Polytechnic, Pollachi


2 days Exhibition cum Workshop at Coimbatore on Machinery Spare parts Components jointly organized by CODISSIA and SIEMA with the Department of Defence production in SIEMA Complex.
CODISSIA received “Best Managed Professional Association Award” at Coimbatore from Coimbatore Mangement Association
CODISSIA entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Karunya Institute of Technology on 23.7.96 and also with Kumaraguru College of Technology on 26.9.96.
A team of officials from the Cambrian College of Sudbury, Canada along with Arutselvar Dr.N.Mahalingam, Chairman, Sakthi group, Coimbatore and Principal and faculties of Nachimuthu Polytechnic, Pollachi
CODISSIA organized 4th International Trade Fair INTEC’97 from 3.1.97 to 12.1.97 in the PSG Grounds, Coimbatore.


CODISSIA Office Building named CODISSIA G.D.Naidu Towers in Huzur Road, Coimbatore was declared open on 8.6.97 by Mr.G.D.Gopal, Chairman, Gee Dee Group Industries, Coimbatore, Arutselvar
Dr.N.Mahalingam, Chairman, Sakthi Group Concerns presided over the function.
Visit of Mr.K.V.Irniraya I.A.S., Development Commissioner,(SSI), New Delhi to CODISSIA on 22.7.97.
Visit of Mr.Naresh Gupta I.A.S. Chairman, TIIC, Chennai to CODISSIA on 30.7.97.
Visit of Mr.Ibrahim Alladin, Director, Cambrine College, Canada to CODISSIA on 26.8.97.
Visit of Mr. ISOA Salwatina, Industrialist from Japan to CODISSIA on 21.10.97.
Visit of Dr.Heiko G.Waesch, Programme Coordinator, ZDH Partnership Programme, Singapore and Mr. D.Muller Falcke from Germany to CODISSIA on 27.11.99.
MOU was signed by CODISSIA with the Government Polytechnic for Women, Coimbatore on 12.3.98.


Mr.Heiko G.Waesch, Coordinator, ZDH Programme, Singapore and Mr. M.N.Huda, Programme Coordinator, Bangalore conducted a Joint Planning Workshop on ZDH Partnership to study the functioning of CODISSIA.
A team of 45 participants from Asian and Eastern Countries under training in NISIET, Hyderabad visited CODISSIA on 20.9.98
Visit of Mr. Ahmed, Chairman, NSIC to CODISSIA on 3.11.98 to brief about the new schemes to help SSI’s.
D.I.C. and CODISSIA organised a 2 Days District Level Workshop and training for the Development Functionaries of the PMRY Scheme, in CODISSIA Hall.
Visit of Mr. Jothi Jagarajan I.A.S, Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai to CODISSIA on 28.12.98 to study the pressing problems standing in the way of rapid industrialisation.
Mr. Klaus Schroder, Counsel General, Republic of Germany, Chennai visited CODISSIA on 11.12.98.
Delegation of 17 members from VDMA, Bavaria Section, Germany came to CODISSIA on 15.2.99 and a MOU was signed between VDMA and CODISSIA in the presence of the District Collector, Thiru G.Santhanam I.A.S.
Visit of the DC for Iron and Steel, Calcutta and the Regional DC for Iron and Steel, Chennai to CODISSIA on 16.3.99 for discussion with representatives of re-rolling mills and mini steel plants.


CODISSIA organised programmes

Export and Prosper on 23.4.99
Function by DIC for Distribution of Awards for Best Performance in Exports on 23.4.99
Signing of MOU with Bannariamman Institute of Technology on 5.3.2000

Mr.Rameshram Misra I.A.S., Director of Industries and Commerce on 7.4.99
Mr.P. Prabhakaran I.A.S., Mg.Director, TIIC Ltd., Chennai on 7.7.99
Mr.V.Ramdas I.A.S., Director (Guidance) Chennai on 4.9.99 & 13.11.99
Mr.D.V.Venkatagiri, Regl.Secretary, Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Chennai on 14.10.99
Mr.V.S.Karunakaran, Director, SISI, Chennai on 29.11.99


Inauguration of INTEC 2000 on 07.01.2000 at newely constructed CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex.
Meeting with Mr.Rameshram Misra IAS, Industries Commissioner on 17.5.2000
Dr. Chhatrasal Singh, I.A.S, Special Commissioner and Commisioner of Revenue Administration, Chennai, Mr. G.Santhanam, IAS, District Collector, Coimbatore, Mr. T. Karuthiah Pandian IAS, District Collector, Erode, Mr. Dhayanand Kataria IAS, District Collector, Namakkal, Mr. P.Sivasankaran IAS, District Collector, The Nilgiris and Mr. B. Sathyanarayanan, Revenue Divisional Officer, Coimbatore visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 29.4. 2000.
CODISSIA received Hon’ble Shri Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 1.7.2000.
CODISSIA organised a Breakfast meeting with Shri Yashwant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister for Finance Government of India, on 2.7.2000 in the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex.
Mr.M.Ahmed, Chairman, NSIC Mr.Weer Barath Lal Bhat, Director, NSIC, Mr. Narashiman, President, FASSI, Ms. Nity Sethi, Company Secretary visited Trade Fair Complex on 15.7.2000.
First AGRI INTEX 2000, International Agriculture Exhibition was organised from 29.8.2000 to 3.9.2000 jointly with Tamilnadu Agricultural University
Mr.Heiko G Waesch, Regl. Coordinator, ZDH Partnership Program, Singapore visited CODISSIA and held discussions with office bearers about the proposal to establish a Business Information Centre at Coimbatore etc.
Visit of Smt.O.P.Sosamma IAS, Secretary to Government, Small Scale Industries Department, Chennai on 30.9.2000 to CODISSIA to discuss about the problems of SSI’s
CODISSIA organised LIFE STYLE 2000 in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 2.10.2000 to 22.10.2000 for display of home products, electrical & electronic goods
Hon’ble Thiru Raja, Union Miniseter of State for Health visited CODISSIA on 28.10.2000 along with Hon’ble Thiru Arocot N.Veerasamy, Minister for Electricity & Hon’ble Thiru Pongalur N. Palaniswamy, Minister for Pollution Control, Government of Tamilnadu
Visit of Thiru K.Ganesan IAS, Commissioner of Municipal Administration to CODISSIA on 26.12.2000 along with Thiru Hiteshkumar S.Makhwana IAS, Commissioner, Coimbatore Corporation & Thiru K.Radhakrishnan IPS, Commissiner of Police, Coimbatore to CODISSIA trade fair complex
Release of CODISSIA’s publication “Guide on WTO for small Businesses” on 8.1.2001 by the Hon’ble Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Tourism & sports
Hon’ble Thiru T.R.Baalu, Environmental and Forest Minister, Government of India, Hon’ble Thiru Pongalur N. Palaniswamy, Minister for Pollution Control, Government of Tamilnadu, Mr. Raja IAS, Secretary, Environmental Department, Government of Tamilnadu, 22 Ministers from various States, MPs, Top level officers of Environment and Forests Departments from all over India, Smt. Sheela Rani Chungath IAS, Chair person, TNPCB, Chennai, visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 28.1.01 and 29.1.01.
Mr. Larry Bonchard, Director, Community Initiative Cambrian College of Arts & Technology, Canada visited CODISSIA on 08.02.01 to study Pollution Problems in industries.
CODISSIA RECEIVED HON’BLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 16.2.2001 along with Hon’ble Shri Venkiah Naidu, Union Minister for Rural Development, Hon’ble Shri T.R.Balu, Union Minister for Environment & Forests, Hon’ble Shri M.Kannappan, Minister for Non-Conventional energy & Hon’ble Shri Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister for Youth Welfare


Interaction Meet with Mr.Rameshram Misra IAS, Industries Commissioner, Chennai on 18.4.01
A 6 month Special EDP was commenced on 14.7.01 in CODISSIA Hall. The training was conducted by CODISSIA for the beneficiaries sponsored by DIC.
AGRI INTEX 2001 2nd International Agricultural exhibition was organised from 1.8.01 to 7.8.01 in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. It was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Ministers, Govt. of Tamilnadu Tvl. C.Shanmugavelu and R.Jeevanandham. Dr.P.Rathinam, Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Cochin and Dr.A.M.Krishnappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture and Science, Bangalore were present in the valedictory function on 7.8.01
CODISSIA’s Publication “WTO – Agreement on Agriculture was released by Hon’ble Thiru C.Shanmugavel, Minister for Diary Development.
Discussion with Mr.Heiko G Waesch, Regional Coordinator and Mr.Hans Juergon Aberly, ZDH Partnership Program on 13.8.01 and 14.8.01 in CODISSIA Hall.
Workshop on Business Information Centre was held in CODISSIA on 4.9.01 & 5.9.01 by Mr.Wong Chin Yeow, ZDH Partnership Program, Singapore
28 representatives from 15 Foreign Countries undergoing training in NISIET, Hyderabad visited CODISSIA on 18.9.01. The representatives held discussions with Office Bearers about the functions of CODISSIA.
Meeting with Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association in Tamilnadu on 21.9.01 in the Trade Fair Complex. Mr.K.Skanthan IAS, Industries Commissioner, Mr.Rajarathinam IAS, C &MD, TANSIDCO. Mr.A.Selvaraj, President, TANSTIA organized this meeting.
NSIC along with CODISSIA organized Udyog Expo 2001 Industrial Fair from 19.9.01 to 24.9.01. Mr.N.Murugan IAS, Secretary to Govt. SSI Dept. was the Chief Guest and he inaugurated the exhibition.
EEPC, Chennai and CODISSIA jointly organized a meeting on 15.10.01 in CODISSIA Hall to explain the promotional of EEPC. Mr.C.S.Shukla, Executive Director, EEPC, New Delhi was the Chief Guest.
CODISSIA in collaboration with the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, New Delhi organized An All India Convention on Employment Generation on 2.11.01 at Coimbatore with cosponsor from Laghu Udyog Bharthi, Delhi, FASII, Chennai, Indian Council for Small Industries, Calcutta, KASSIA, Bangalore, KSSIA, Cochin, FAPSIA, Hyderabad, TANSTIA and District Associations
CODISSIA signed MOU with Amrita Institute of Engineering and Technology on 7.1.02
CODISSIA had a meeting with representatives from Germany Viz.Mr.Karsten Warnecke, Consul General at Chennai, Mr.Wolf Wang Litt, Dy.Managing Director, VDMA, Germany, Mr.Bernold Kiel, Project Manager, VDMA, Germany, Mr.T.R.Gopalan, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Chennai and Mr.Prince Nehemiah, Resident Representative of ZDH Partnership Program, Chennai on 21.1.02.
INTEC 2002 International Industrial Trade Fair was held from 21.1.02 to 27.1.02. Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) SSI Ministry inaugurated the Trade Fair.
Hon’ble Thiru R.Vaithilingam, Minister for Rural Industries, Govt. of Tamilnadu and His Worshipful Thiru T.Malaravan, Mayor of Coimbatore Corporation, Hon’ble Thiru C.Ponnaiyan, Minister for Finance and Law participated in the valediction for INTEC 2002 on 27.01.02.
Visit of Lempelius, Consultant from Spain and Dr.Christian Beck, Project Manager, Germany & Mr.Heiko G Waesch, Regional Coordinator, Singapore on 29.1.02
Mr.Jeffery Goebel from Stanford Institute of Public policy visited AGRI INTEX.
The following Dignitaries from Nigeria visited Agri Intex 01 on 05.08.01- Mr. Mallam Adamu Bello, Minister for Agriculture & Rural Development, Mr. Aliya Ismail, Special Advisor to the Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural, Mr. Babu Feda, Deputy Director (Crops), Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural, Mr. Fasanmi, Director, Livestock and Pest Control, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural, Mr. A.J. Okafor, Senior Counsellor, (Economic & Commerce), High Commission of Nigeria, New Delhi. Mr. M.S.yunusa, Senior Counsellor, (Immigration) High Commission of Nigeria, New Delhi.
Shri Shankar Agarwal IAS, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of SSI visited on 20.09.01.
Mr.S.P. Ilangovan I.A.S., Chairman, TANSIDCO, Chennai on 04.02.02.


CODISSIA signed MOU with Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 10.07.02
AGRI INTEX 2002 – International Agricultural Exhibition in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex organized by CODISSIA was inaugurated on 31.07.02. Hon’ble Thiru C.Ponnaian, Minister for Finance visited Agri Intex 2002 on 03.08.02. Hon’ble Thiru S.Radhakrishnan, Minister for Fisheries and his Worshipful Mayor of Coimbatore Corporation Thiru T.Malaravan visited on 06.08.02
Seminar on Export Promotion and Display of Foreign Products Catalogues, organized by CODISSIA, ITPO, New Delhi and SIDBI in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex 17.09.02. Mr.J.Vasudevan, Chairman cum MD, ITPO visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex for inauguration.
MOU between CODISSIA and NPA Centenary Polytechnic College, Kothagiri on 28.09.02
Signing of MOU between CODISSIA and Karpagam College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore on 11.11.02
Visit of a team of 18 business delegates from Sri Lanka, headed by Mr.Ananda Kularathene, Southern Regional Development, to CODISSIA on 21.12.02
One Day Korean Textile Machinery Products catalogues Show in CODISSIA Hall, jointly organized by CODISSIA and Korean Trade Centre, Chennai 27.12.02
Build Expo 03, a fair for the construction and building industry was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 05.01.03 to 12.01.03. The event was jointly organised with the Coimbatore chapters of BAI and ACCE
MOU between CODISSIA and Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on 09.01.03
Signing of MOU between CODISSIA and Sri Ramakrishna College of Engineering, Coimbatore on 22.01.03
EURO INDIA 2003 Conference in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 23.01.03 (Buyer Seller Meet) had a participation of 34 firms from 27 European countries and 65 Indian Manufacturers. Mr.Satish K.Dhanda, Chairman, Mr.C.S.Shukla, Executive Director and Mr.E.K.Duggal, Resident Director of EEPC attended the event.
Visit of Hon’ble Dr.S.Sanjay Paswan, Minister of State for Communication & IT to CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 26.01.03
Launch of Cluster Development Programme for Motors and Pumps in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex by Shri Rajiv Bhatnagar, CMD of NSIC on 29.01.03
Mr.Ivon Filion, President, Mrs.Sonice C Del Misser, Vice President, Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sudbury, Canada visited CODISSIA the Association on 20.04.02
Visit of Study team of 4 members from Ethiopia to CODISSIA and interaction about Agro based Industries & Agricultural Engineering activities on 20.04.02
Visit of His Excellency Shri P.S.Ramamohan Rao, Governor of Tamil Nadu, was the Chief Guest for the presentation of ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification by BVQI to CODISSIA on 29.04.02
Hon’ble Thiru Dhalavai Sundaram, Minister for Revenue, Govt. of Tamil Nadu visited CODISSIA on 19.06.02
Mr.S.Rajarethinam IAS, Managing Director, SIDCO – Discussion on identification of site for setting an Industrial Estate solely for women entrepreneurs at Thekkalur on 27.6.02
Mr.Anjan DAS, Director of Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion, Hyderabad, visited CODISSIA for discussion on the topic “Municipal Solid Waste Management”. 05.07.02
Hon’ble Thiru .R.Vilwanathan, Minister for Rural Industries and Mr.S.Skandan IAS, Secretary to Government, SSI Department visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 06.07.02
A team of 19 trainees from Foreign Countries, undergoing training in NISIET, Hyderabad, accompanied by Faculty Mr.P.V.Reddy came to CODISSIA for Interaction on 16.08.02
Dr.S.Goshal, Centre Head, NID, Bangalore visited CODISSIA on 02.09.02 for discussion regarding setting up of NID Centre at Coimbatore
Dr.R.P.Gupta, Scientist, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India to CODISSIA, regarding National Energy Mapping for Coimbatore 03.10.02 and 22.11.02
Mr.V.Palanikumar, Mg.Director, Tamil Nadu Trade Promotion Organisation, Chennai visited CODISSIA for discussion about India Trade Exhibition at Moscow on 20.11.02
Mr.S.Rajerathinam, IAS, MD, TANSIDCO, Chennai came to CODISSIA and held discussions about the services rendered by SIDCO to SSIs 21.11.02
Mr.N.K.Raghupathy IAS, Chairman, Tuticorin Port Trust, visited CODISSIA regarding export through Tuticorin Port on 21.02.03
Mr.Kim won Yum, Representative from South Korea Trade Promotion Centre visited CODISSIA regarding industrial activities and export of goods from Coimbatore Region on 13.03.03


MOU between CODISSIA and TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore was signed on 25.04. 03
Mr.D.Rajendran, IAS, Secretary to Govt., SSI., visited CODISSIA on 26.05.03
CODISSIA organised Transautotec Expo 2003 from 13.06.03 to 16.06.03 in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. This was inaugurated by Hon’ble Thiru C.Ponnaian, Minister for Finance
MOU between CODISSIA and Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai on 04.07.03
Hon’ble Thiru S.M.Veluswamy, Minister for Commercial Taxes, Govt. of Tamilnadu visited on 12.07.03
Korea Textile Machinery Catalogue Show in CODISSIA Hall on 13.08.03.
Dr.Dork Zeiler and Dr. Uschi Dussert, Textile Experts from Germany held discussions with CODISSIA on 23.08.03 on business development.
Agri Intex 2003 International Agricultural Exhibition was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 9.9.03 to 14.09.03. His Excellency the Governor of Tamilnadu Shri Ramamohan Rao declared open the Exhibition on 09.09.03.
Opening of pavilion under New Anna Marumalarchi Thittam (NAMT) at AGRI INTEX 2003 on 10.09.03. Hon’ble Thiru K.Pandurangan, Minister for Rural Industries inaugurated &. Thiru D.Rajendran IAS, Secretary to Government explained the salient features of NAMT
CODISSIA and DIC jointly organized a Seminar on New Anna Marumalarchi Thittam in CODISSIA Hall on 26.9.03. Hon’ble Ministers Thiru K.Pandurangan, Thiru P.V.Damodharan, His Worshipful Mayor Thiru T.Malaravan, Coimbatore Corporation Thiru N.Muruganandham IAS, District Collector and Thiru K.Doraiyan, Asst. Director of Industries, Chennai were present in this meeting.
Hon’ble Thiru K.Pandurangan, Minister for Rural Industries came to CODISSIA on 16.11.03
Mr.Mikhail M Geladze, Consul General of Russia and Mr.Alexie Solodov, Director, Russian Culture Centre, Chennai came to CODISSIA on 22.11.03 in connection with organising training classes for Russian language.
Interaction meeting with a team of 20 delegates from Afghanistan in CODISSIA hall on 28.11.03.
Interaction with a team of 18 Women Officials of various Ministries from 15 Countries on 11.12.03.
Workshop on TDS under Income tax on 3.12.03.
SUBCON 2003 jointly organised by NSIC and CODISSIA in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 12.12.03 to 14.12.03. Mr.Rajiv Bhatnagar, Chairman & MD, NSIC declared open the exhibition. Mr.S.Rajarethinam IAS, Managing Director, TANSIDCO presided.
His Excellency Eleys Kasri, Ambassador of Tunisia at New Delhi visited CODISSIA on 17.12.03 and held discussions on the scope for business development between Coimbatore and Tunisia
Visit of Canadian Delegation from North Atlantic College and Asst. Deputy Minister, Department of Youth Service, New Foundland, Canada on 18.12.03.
CODISSIA & CII organised a Programme on “Sensitisation on Pre Disaster Measures necessary for facing Earth Quakes” on 20.1.2004. Thiru R.Santhanam IAS, Special Commissioner for Revenue Administration, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Mr.N.Muruganandham IAS, District Collector was also present.
Hon’ble Dr.Sanjay Paswan, Minister for Human Resources, Govt. of India visited CODISSIA on 7.02.2004 and held discussions on the status of Industries in Coimbatore Region.
3 days full time training on Calibration of test and measuring equipments for SSIs from 11.02.2004 to 13.02.2004 organised jointly by CODISSIA and the Centre for Electronics Test Equipments, Bangalore.
INTEC 2004 International Industrial Trade Fair from 18.02.2004 to 24.02.2004 in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. Mr.N.Kumar, Vice Chairman, SANMAR Group Companies, Chennai inaugurated and Mr.D.Rajendran IAS, Secretary to Govt. SSI Dept., Govt. of Tamilnadu released the Fair Directory.
Hon’ble Shri Ram Nayak, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 19.02.2004 and went round INTEC and addressed the members.
The valedictory function was held on 24.2.2004 evening. His Worshipful Mayor Thiru T.Malaravan, Coimbatore Corporation delivered special address. Mr.Vijaymohan, Vice Chairman, Pricol delivered valedictory address

Sri Viswapati Trivedi IAS, Secretary to Govt. Industries Dept., Madhya Pradesh visited CODISSIA on 11.03.2004 regarding CIIUS, Cluster Development Programme


Mr. Mike Barclay, Chief Executive Officer, Silk Air (Singapore Airlines) came to CODISSIA on 22.04.2004 and held discussions with the Office Bearers regarding the proposal of introducing a new air service from Coimbatore to Singapore.
Visit of Mr. Hasmukh Adhia IAS, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Jayendra Modi, Joint Secretary, NRI, Government of Gujarat to CODISSIA on 30.04.2004.
Inauguration of CODISSIA Foreign Language Learning Centre on 06.05.2004.
Visit of Mr. V.Chandrasekaran, Chief General Manager, SIDBI to CODISSIA on 12.05.2004. Discussions were held about promotional activities implemented by SIDBI to help small scale sector.
Dr. T.Karunakaran, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Rural Development University, Madhya Pradesh came to CODISSIA on 11.07.2004 and hold discussions to study the potential avenues for Industrialisation of Coimbatore.
Visit of Business Delegation from Sri Lanka on 16.07.2004
CODISSIA signed an MOU with NSIC (Preferred Partner) for Co-operation on 06.08.2004.
Visit of Mr. B.S. Minhas IAS, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of SSI & ARI, New Delhi to CODISSIA on 06.08.2004.
Inauguration of AGRI INTEX 2004 on 20.08.2004 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. Mr. S.Kosalaraman IAS, District Collector, Coimbatore inaugurated the fair.
Mr.Rajat Bansal, Director, SSI, Union Ministry of SSI, New Delhi visited CODISSIA and interacted with Office Bearers about the present status of Small Scale Industries.
Seminar on “Impact on Pollution in Industries” on 20.09.2004. Mr.K.Elankumaran, District Environmental Engineer, TNPCB addressed the members.
Business Delegation to Sri Lanka. TANSTIA – FNF Service Centre, Chennai organized and Mr. J.Balu, President, CODISSIA participated in the delegation.
Workshop on Service Tax on 29.10.2004. Mr. Ponnu Rajendran IRS, Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise in charge of Service Tax was the Chief Guest.
Interaction meeting with Mr. P.Vaidyanathan, Commercial Specialist, Department of Commerce, American Consulate General Office at Chennai on 21.12.2004
Visit of Foreign Delegates from Technical University of Leberec, Czech Republic to CODISSIA on 06.01.2005 to find out the possibilities of having technical tie up between Czech Republic and India.
Interaction Meeting with the Director, Korean Trade Centre, Chennai on 11.01.2005.
Inauguration of Build Expo 2005 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 22.01.2005. His Worshipful Mayor Thiru T.Malaravan, Coimbatore Corporation inaugurated the fair.
Industry facilitation Council Meeting under Delayed Payment Act on 28.01.2005. Mr. N.Vasudevan IAS, Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai participated.
Visit of team from Malapuram District, Kerala on 04.02.2005 headed by Mr. Sivasankar IAS, District Collector, Malapuram came to CODISSIA and held discussions with the Office Bearers about assistance required in promotion of SSI Industries in Malapuram District.
Inauguration of SUBCON 2005 on 17.02.2005. Smt. Stuti Kacker, Joint Secretary, Joint Secretary, Ministry of SSI, New Delhi inaugurated the fair.


Visit of 5 Entrepreneurs from USA to CODISSIA on 06.04.2006 for discussion regarding their proposal to set up a Balloon Factory at Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore District.
CODISSIA, Haven Foundations, Chennai and S.M.Realtors, Coimbatore jointly organized an Interaction Session in CODISSIA Hall on the topic of Viability for setting Special Economic Zone for Auto Ancillary Industry in Coimbatore on 19.04.2006.
Mr.K.Ilango, Hon. Secretary made a presentation on the topic of “Clustering Collaboration and Networking” at the Commonwealth Small Business Devt.Meet at Pondicherry on 26.04.2006 in the presence of 40 delegates from 30 Commonwealth Countries and he made a special mention about growth of clusters in Coimbatore.
CODISSIA signed MOU with FICCI, New Delhi on 28.04.2006 for the purpose of organizing project on Globalisation and Small Scale Industries and CODISSIA has agreed to be a major TIER II Partner for the Project. The function was held at Coimbatore.
CODISSIA and EEPC, Chennai jointly organized Export Awareness Programme in CODISSIA Hall on 12.05.2006.
CODISSIA signed MOU with Tamilnadu College of Engineering for effective industry institution Interaction on 15.05.2006.
9th Edition of INTEC 2006 was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 07.07.2006 to 12.07.2006. Thiru L.G.Varadarajulu, Chairman, ELGI Group Companies, Coimbatore inaugurated the Trade Fair on 7.2.2006. Mr.P.E.Schall of Germany offered felicitations in the valedictory function on 12.7.2006.
A team of members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry in New Delhi visited Coimbatore on 11.07.2006 and discussed about the industrial activities in Chennai. Mr.K.Balachandran, President attended this meeting.
CODISSIA and P.E.Schall, GmBh, Germany signed MOU on 12.07.2006 for the purpose of conducting Trade Fairs in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.
A team of officials from South Africa headed by Mr.Charles Wyeth visited CODISSIA on 22.07.2006 to study industrial activities in Coimbatore District.
A team of officials from SMERA visited CODISSIA on 25.07.2006 for the purpose of organizing a workshop at Coimbatore for the benefit of SMEs of Coimbatore.
Interaction meeting with Director SISI, Chennai in CODISSIA on 04.08.2006 regarding training programme for unemployed youths in CNC machines, etc.
Visit of Mr.Vaithiyanathan, Commercial Specialist, American Consultate Office, Chennai visited CODISSIA on 05.08.2006 for discussion regarding proposals for organizing Import and Export Business Meeting in CODISSIA.
Visit of a team of officials from Department of Commerce, Kerala on 29.08.2006 for discussion regarding Industrial growth in Coimbatore.
Six days AGRI INTEX 2006 was conducted in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex from 08.09.2006 to 13.09.2006. Dr.K.Ramaswamy, Vice Chairman, Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore inaugurated this Exhibition on 8.9.2006. Dr.Narayanan, Vice President, Jain Irrigation System, Coimbatore offered felicitations in the valedictory function.
Visit of Ambassador Bolivarian Republic of Venuzula on 04.10.2006 for discussion regarding industrial activities in Coimbatore.
CODISSIA signed MOU with Kongu Nadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore on 07.10.2006.
Visit of Mr.M.Raman, IAS, Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai to CODISSIA on 02.11.2006 for discussion about industrial activities.
Visit of Dr.Kozhi Cherail, Senior Consultant, Business Development, New Delhi to CODISSIA on 16.11.2006 for discussion on Energy Conservation Schemes.
FEXMO France organized an Exhibition for used machinery catalogue in CODISSIA Conference Hall on 21.11.2006 .
CODISSIA signed MOU with PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore on 10.01.2007 for effective industry institution interactions.
Office Bearers of CODISSIA met Hon’ble Pongalur N.Palaniswami, Minister for Rural Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu on 18.01.2007 for inauguration of BUILD EXPO 2007 on 25.1.2007.


Visit of a team of four delegates from South Africa on 17.04.2007 for discussions regarding the exchange of views regarding industrial activities in Coimbatore region and South Africa.
CODISSIA, SIDBI, SISI and NSIC, Coimbatore jointly organized an Awareness programme on “Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme” in CODISSIA Conference Hall on 17.04.2007.
Visit of Mr.S.K.Prabhakaran, I.A.S., Chairman and Managing Director, Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd, Chennai to CODISSIA on 20.04.2007 and interacted with Office Bearers of CODISSIA regarding Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme.
A function was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex for Boomi Pooja for Expansion of CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 23.04.2007.
CODISSIA and Ucal Feul Systems, Chennai jointly organized a Technical Seminar on “NdFeB Permanent Magnet Applications and Advantages in Motor Design” in CODISSIA Conference Hall on 26.04.2007.
CODISSIA, CII (CBE Zone), CPC, IIF (CBE Chapter), and SIEMA jointly organised a felicitation function on 08.05.2007 in Naani Kalaiarangam, Mani Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore to honour Arutselvar Dr.N.Mahalingam, Chairman, Sakthi Group Companies on being conferred “Padmabhushan” Award from His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, The President of India.
The District Industries Centre, Coimbatore and CODISSIA jointly arranged for MSMED Act 2006 Awareness Campaign for 3 days from 23.05.2007 to 25.05.2007 in CODISSIA Library Hall.
Visit of Mr.Kyungmo Cho, Director, International Division and Mr.Jeenho Kim, Manager/Planning Division, M/s.Dongyang Mechatronics Corp., Korea to CODISSIA on 09.07.2007 and discussed about the sourcing of materials and components from India.
The 38th Annual General Meeting of CODISSIA was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 14.07.2007.
CODISSIA and Armada Group, Chennai jointly organized an interaction meeting on “HR Practice and Training” in CODISSIA Conference Hall on 20.07.2007.
CODISSIA organized an Interaction Meeting with Shri.Jawhar Sircar, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner (MSME), New Delhi and a function for Launch of CODISSIA Website www.codissia.com at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 05.08.2007.
Limca Book of Records has issued a certificate to the effect that CODISSIA Intec Technology Centre at Coimbatore is the first Pillar Free Trade Fair Complex in the world. CODISSIA organised an Award Function at Coimbatore on 18.08.2007. Mr.V.V.R.Murthy, Assistant Editor, Limca Books, New Delhi presented the Certificate of Limca Award.
CODISSIA signed a MOU with Vivekanandha Institute of Information and Management Studies, Tiruchengode on 22.09.2007.
A function was held in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex for Truss Erection Pooja for Phase II Expansion in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 05.10.2007.
CODISSIA-ICE 2007 – 13 days Exhibition for the display of house hold articles was commenced in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 11.10.2007. Dr.C.K.Gandhirajan, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City inaugurated the exhibition.
Visit of Mr.George Abraham, Regional Representative, FICCI, Singapore along with a 9 member Business Delegation from Singapore to CODISSIA and the team members interacted about the industrial development in Coimbatore with CODISSIA Members on 30.10.2007.
CODISSIA signed a MOU with Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (CIET), Narasipuram on 15.11.2007.
Visit of Mr.Bruno Valanzuolo, Chief Technical Advisor, and Dr.James Daniel Paul, Investment Technology Transfer and Promotion, Consolidated Project for SME Development in India to CODISSIA on 19.11.2007 and discussed about identification of an association to work on a cluster development programme.
AGRI INTEX 2007 – 5 days Exhibition was inaugurated on 22.11.2007 in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex by Hon’ble Arcot. N.Veerasamy, Minister for Electricity and Hon’ble Pongalur N.Palanisamy, Minister for Rural Industries, Government of Tamilnadu. Prof.C.Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, TNAU presided over the function.
Visit of a team of 9 Executives from 8 different countries now under training at NIMSME, Hydrabad to Coimbatore on 23.11.2007 and CODISSIA arranged for factory visits for studied the food Processing Machinery activities.
CODISSIA and MSME Development Institute, Chennai jointly organized the inaugural function for Skill Development Programme in CODISSIA Conference Hall on 10.12.2007.


Grahapravesha Pooja for COINTEC Phase II was conducted in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 20.01.2008.
CODISSIA conducted a one-day SME Loan Fair at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 23.01.2008. 21 Banks and two Credit Rating Agencies were participated in the Fair. Applications to the tune of Rs.300 Crores have been received by all the participating Banks.
INTEC 2008 commenced in CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 01.02.2008. Mr.C.Muthusami, President, CODISSIA gave welcome address. G.D.W.Werkzevg Maschinen GmbH, Germany inaugurated the exhibition and released the Fair Directory. Mr.V.V.R.Murthy, Assistant Editor, Limca Book of Records, New Delhi presented the Provisional Certificate of Limca Book of Records Award for CODISSIA Phase II Expansion at Coimbatore for the first Pillar-Free Trade Fair Complex in the world.
The parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce with 5 MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, visited Coimbatore and Tirupur on 17th and 18th February 2008 to have an idea about the Towns of Export Excellence and Export Infrastructure at Airports, Ports, ICDs in the country.
A team of 20 buyers from African countries came to Coimbatore and visited CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 03.03.2008.
CODISSIA, ICCIC, SIEMA, COINDIA, IIF, TAPMA, COSIEMWA, COSMAFAN, CODEA, COIFOA, CPC, COWMA and Si’TARC jointly organized a Discussion and Interaction Meeting on the Industrial Policy 2008 of Government of Tamil Nadu at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex on 15.03.2008. Hon’ble Pongalur Thiru. N.Palanisamy, Minister for Rural Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. Thiru.P.Selvam, I.A.S., Secretary, Department of Small Industries, Thiru.Rajeev Ranjan, I.A.S., Commissioner of Industries & Director of Industries & Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu delivered a Special Address about MSME Policy and Mr.D.Rajendran, I.A.S., Chairman & Managing Director, Small Industries Development Corporation of India delivered a Special Address about SIDCO.