About Coimbatore


In Coimbatore there are more than 25,000 small, large and medium industries are located. The primary industries of the cities are engineering and textiles. Coimbatore is popularly called as “Manchester of South India” for its extensive textile industry, surrounded by cotton fields
The city has two Special Economic Zones such as Saravanampatti (Coimbatore Hi-Tech infrastructure) and Peelamedu (TIDEL Park). As of 2005, when Tirupur was a part of Coimbatore, It was the highest revenue earning district in Tamil Nadu. In the year 2010 Coimbatore is ranked 15th in terms of most competitive by business environment among Indian cities. The city also experienced in textile boom in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Coimbatore TIDEL Park (Near Peelamedu)


Coimbatore has also has Central Textile Research Institutes like the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management. Significantly, the South Indian Textiles Research Association (SITRA) also based in Coimbatore. The city also headquarters of two centers of excellences such as SITRA and Indu Tech based in PSG College of Engineering and Technology. It is the second largest software producer in Tamil Nadu, followed by Chennai. Companies like TCS, IBM, Cognizant, Robert Bosch, Ford, Cameron International Corporation, Dell, Wipro, HCL also located in Coimbatore.
Coimbatore has also has Central Textile Research Institutes like the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management. Significantly, the South Indian Textiles Research Association (SITRA) also based in Coimbatore. The city also headquarters of two centers of excellences such as SITRA and Indu Tech based in PSG College of Engineering and Technology. It is the second largest software producer in Tamil Nadu, followed by Chennai. Companies like TCS, IBM, Cognizant, Robert Bosch, Ford, Cameron International Corporation, Dell, Wipro, HCL also located in Coimbatore.

CODISSIA Trade Centre, Coimbatore


Coimbatore has many trade associations such as COINDIA, CODISSIA, SITRA and COJEWEL representing the industries in the city. It also has 1,60,000 square feet trade fair ground which was built in 1999 and it is named as COINTEC. The trade fair complex is one of the country’s largest, which is built in six months and it is owned by CODISSIA. India’s largest pillar free hall is located in Coimbatore according to Limca Books of records.
Here, large number of engineering colleges producing about 50,000 engineers. This city is also plays vital role in manufacturing of automotive components like Maruti Udyog and Tata Motors source up to 30%. Coimbatore has more than 700 wet grinder manufacturers. 40% of India’s motor and pumps are produced in Coimbatore. It is also one of gold jewellery hubs of India which is famous for cast jewellery, machine made jewellery and major diamond cutting centre in South India. It has more than 3,000 jewellery manufacturing companies and over 40,000 goldsmiths. It has some of the oldest flour mills in India.