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Event Report of 3rd International Foundry Congress and Exhibition Lahore

Pakistan Foundry Association has organized 3rd International Foundry Congress & Exhibition (IFCE- 2010) on December 1st & 2nd 2010 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore Pakistan.

PFA is engaged for the up gradation of technology and skills development of foundry sector in Pakistan. The objective of Pakistan Foundry Association is to provide a platform for the growth of Foundry Industry. Pakistan Foundry Association has organized two such exhibitions in the year 2006 & 2008 before this Mega Event. The objective behind these IFCEs is to correlate the foundry industries of Pakistan with the latest International Manufacturing practices and to promote Trade, Commerce and manufacture of foundry products for the local & global markets.

Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif - Chief Minister Punjab inaugurated 3rd International Foundry Congress & Exhibition. The Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif while addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of 3rd International Foundry Congress & Exhibition had emphasized there is a vast scope of development of Engineering Sector. The Government of Punjab will provide all out facilities for this purpose including technical courses in accordance with the market needs, introduced in TEVTA and other vocational Institutions.

The Chief Minister said the International Foundry Conference on the topic of "DUNYA HAMARI MANDI" would help and provide a strong basis to engineering sector in Pakistan and every effort would be made to make Pakistan lead other countries of the region in Engineering Industry. The Punjab Government is extending all out cooperation to Pakistani & Foreign Industries for this purpose. The Industrialists associated with Pakistan Foundry Association are playing an important role in saving foreign exchange by producing quality products. He appreciated the performance of Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan - Chairman Punjab Vocational training council, in this regard. "TEVTA and Punjab Vocational Training council have been modernized and skilled work force according to market needs is being produced" he said.

The Chief Minister said he is ready to resolve all problems of the foundry industry and persons associated with the sector should come to him for evolving an effective strategy. "Facilities within the scope of Punjab Government will be provided and Federal Government will also be contacted regarding their problems" he promised.

Earlier Sikandar Mustafa Khan - President PFA also addressed the conference. He welcomed Mian Muhamamd Shahbaz Sharif - Chief Minister Punjab and thanked him sparing his valuable time to inaugurate 3rd IFCE 2010. He said PFA was established with the vision to develop Small & Medium Enterprises in Pakistan. In this regard he especially thanked and appreciated SMEDA for the support in the development of Foundry Service Centre which will be a mile stone for the Foundry Industry.  He said Pakistan Foundry Association was established in 2003 by few foundrymen with the vision to provide a platform for the growth of the foundry industry by improving skills and upgrading technology with the special emphasis on Small & Medium size foundries. SMEDA (Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority) guided PFA through the stage of its inception.

Earlier the Chief Minister Inaugurated the Exhibition of Engineering Industry and appreciated the standard of casting equipment, Machinery tools and heavy duty machinery produced in Pakistan.

Mr. Shahid Ahmed Hakim - CEO Bolan Castings (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi thanked the Chief Guest, Senior Government Officials, Industrialist, Academician, Foundrymen and all participants for sparing their precious time to be here.


3rd International Foundry Congress/ Exhibition were organized with the major financial support and have been acknowledged with the mementos presented by Chief Minister Mian Muhamamd Shahbaz Sharif.

1. Mr. Laeeq ud Din Ansari    - Director, M/s Millat Tractors (Pvt) Ltd

2. Mr. Shahid Ahmed Hakim - CEO, M/s Bolan Castings (Pvt) Ltd

3. Mr. Ahmed Hassan             - CEO, M/s Chenab Engineering Works & Foundries (Pvt) Ltd

4.    Mr. Adil Javed Mansoor    - Chief Executive, M/s Excel Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

5.    Mr. Masud Akhtar              - Managing Director, M/s KSB Pumps (Pvt) Ltd

6. Mr. Haroon Arshad            - Director, M/s Ravi Autos (Pvt) Ltd

7.    Mr. Rizwan Qadri               - Director M/s, Qadri Group (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan presented a memento to the Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

In this event various Government Officials including Maj. Gen. M. Owais Mustafa -DG-MVRDE, Rear Admiral Muhammad Mushtaq - NUST, Mr. Aitazaz A. Niazi - CEO-EDB, Mr. M. Irfan Tarar -DG TDAP, Mr. Muhammad Ali -DG, TDAP, Mr. Anwar A. Khan -CEO SMEDA, Mr. Khawaj Muhammad Yousaf - CEO NPO, Mr. Razzaq Dawud - CEO Descon, Commercial Counselor from USA, Dr. Shujat Secretary Industry, Mr. Saeed Ahmed Alvi -Chairman TEVTA, Chairman Metallurgy Dept. of UET, Punjab University, GIKI and a large number of academicians, visitors from various industrial sectors and students from the Institutions have participated.


Maj. Gen. Muhammad Ovais Mustafa - D.G. MVRDE also visited the exhibition on day one. He was highly impressed while visiting stalls of local foundrymen and appreciated the skills development. He also chaired the first technical session of the 3rd IFCE - 2010.

According to survey report the exhibition was visited by around 3000 foundrymen, Engineers, Technical Managers, students etc from all walks of Industrial Sector. The major visitors were from Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Rawalpindi/ Islamabad, Daska/Sialkot, Sheikhupoora, Karachi.

Few important visitors from foreign countries like Mr. Basar Oztopcular - Cukurova Kimya End. A.S, Turkey, Mr. Chavan Pruthviraj Ravindra, Mr. Shinde Sunil Shivajirao, Mr. Singh Subodh Rajan, Mr. Vinay kumar luthra - Gargi Huttenes-Albertus (Pvt) Ltd -India, Mr. Vikas - Director Marketing and Mr. Ashok Sharma -Engineer Megatherm-India and many more.

Those who could not participate due to political situation of Pakistan and certain restriction on travelling but have sent their best wishes and congratulations for the successful 3rd International Foundry Congress & Exhibition i.e. Mr. Andrew Turner - Secretary General World Foundry Organization (WFO), Libo Zhang -Senior Vice President & Secretary General -CFA, Mr. Tam Chi Ho -President Hongkong Diecasting, Mr. Tsedev MUNKHJARGAL- President, Mongolian Metallurgical Association - Mongolia, Mr. Subodh Panchal -Kastwel India, Mr. Vinod Kapoor-Gargi, Oxana Michel-Lativia, Dalian Dashan - China, Tarun Sangal, Benan Betik- Omega Foundry Machinery Ltd - UK.

The 3rd IFCE 2010 also provided an opportunity to investors, machinery makers, foundry supply companies and service providers to showcase their products and services to their counterparts and potential customers and make alliances. The forum also provided a platform to eminent academicians and technologist from worldwide to come together and discuss advances and technical opportunities. PFA made the 3rd IFCE a SOURCING EVENT and Industrialist, Technical Managers and Purchase Managers from Sugar, Paper, Cement, Fertilizers, and Chemical participated in this mega event. Industrial delegates from England, Turkey, Czech Republic, China, India and other countries also participated in the congress and exhibition.

PFA organized special one to one meeting of Pakistan Foundrymen with their Managers to propose their local requirements and ways and means on technical grounds. Such exchange of views will benefit both the sectors and will save foreign exchange. Foundry sector in Pakistan has been experiencing an unprecedented growth from the last few years as the European & US Markets are focusing on this region of the World.

This mega event turned out to be an opportunity for the members of the casting industry to interact with international and domestic machinery and equipment manufacturers, suppliers and foundry technologists. Overall the 3rd IFCE has been regarded a successful and beneficiary event by the visitors & participants.

Scientific Session

Internationally renowned speakers discussed various foundry issues and shared their knowledge and experience through technical papers. They provided an insight into the global technology developments, future market prospects & raw materials. Pakistani speakers gave an insight about present growth and development in Pakistan foundry sector. The eminent speakers discussed innovative technologies, quality improvements, application of computer aided process   in foundry industry. The objectives were disseminating knowledge among the foundrymen and benefit from the latest technology in the respective fields.

There were 6 technical session held in two days and eighteen technical papers were presented by the authors and presenters. Total papers received were around thirty but due to lack of time only eighteen presenters could deliver.

Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Soomro - Secretary Ministry of Industry & Production, Dr. Syed Aftab Ahmed

Managing Director - KRL Foundation Rawalpindi, Mr. Tariq Iqbal Puri - Chairman TDAP was unable to come due to their last moment official commitments.



SESSION CHAIRMAN: Maj. Gen. Muhammad Ovais Mustafa - D.G. MVRDE




Strategic Directions for Pakistan Foundry Industry

By: Mr. Imtiaz Ali Rastgar - CEO Rastgar Engineering Company.


Development of Ferritic Grade SG Iron Utililizing High Manganese Pig Iron

By: Mr. Munir Ahmed - Consultant SMEDA


Concepts & Advantages of Heat Treatment

By: Mr. Muhammad Yousaf Khan - GM Matiari Sugar Mill


Comments by Chair / Question & Answers

Lunch & Prayer Break - FROM 1:00pm - 2:00 pm


SESSION CHAIRMAN: Rear Admiral (R) Muhammad Mushtaq  Pro Rector NUST


Foundry Production in Pakistan

By: Dr. Khalid Akhtar - SSME NUST Sector - ISB


Gas Carburizing & Nitriding

By: Mr. Ahsan Arshad - Fornie Engineering


Hardening & Nitriding of Dies and Moulds in Vacuum Furnace

By: Mohammad Ali - Executive Heat Treatment, Karachi Tools Dies & Moulds Centre


Question & Answers / Comments by Chairman

Tea Break - From 3:15pm - 3:45pm




Case Study - Effect of Core Material on Shrinkage

By:Mr. Pervaiz Mehmood - GM - Ravi Autos


Local Development of CNG Compressors

By: Mr. M. Asim- Development Engg. Hyper Comp. Pvt. Ltd


Question & Answers / Comments by Chairman

Dinner & Cultural Show - 8:00 pm


SESSION CHAIRMAN: Mr. Saeed Ahmed Alvi - Chairman TEVTA


Rejection Control in Cast Iron Foundry

By: Engr. Allah Ditta - M/s Excel Engineering (Pvt) Ltd


Effect of Heat Treatment on Micro Structure & Tensile Strength of ductile Iron

By: Dr. M. Ashraf Sheikh- Rachna College of Engineering & Technology - Gujranwala


Die Casting porosity mechanical properties

By: Engr. Feroz Shah Wazir- University of Engineering & Technology- Peshawar


Importance of Sand Grades in Foundry

By: Mr. Atif Makhdoom - Punjab University


Question & Answers / Comments by Chairman

Tea Break - From 11:15am to 11:30am




Design of Experiments & Casting Process Simulation

By: Mr. Fatih Murat Akcin- M/s, Trojans & Magma Soft


The Best practical Optimization of CO2 - Silicate Core Process

By: Mr. Sirajuddin Khan- DGM- M/s, Bolan Castings (Pvt) Ltd


Aluminium & Aluminium Alloys

By: Mr. Javed Iraqi - GM Support Services- M/s,  Atlas Engineering


Question & Answers / Comments by Chairman

Lunch & Prayer Break - FROM 1:00pm - 2:00 pm


SESSION CHAIRMEN: Mr. Javed Ashraf  - Foundry Consultant & Mr. Munir Ahmed -Consultant SMEDA


Preventive action in casting process design using casting simulation

By: Mr. Badur - Nova cast - Sweden


Protective Coating & Oxidation Behavior Cast Super alloy Turbine

By: Prof Dr. Fazal Ahmed Khalid - Sitar-e-Imtiaz- Materials Science & Engineering - GIKI


Export Potential of  castings

By: Miss Nadia Hassan - M/s, Chenab Engineering


Question & Answers / Comments by Chairman


Closing Ceremony followed by Tea

Special Thanks

PFA is highly appreciate and thank for the services of Mr. Fahad Iqbal - Anchor person and Mr. Asim Qadri - Conference Coordinator for conducting two days Scientific Session of 3rd IFCE 2010.


There were around 80 stalls and 47 companies have showcased their products.

Due to lack of space, late entrants could not be accommodated to provide them stalls. It is interesting to note that the whole exhibition had been sold out. The Exhibitors names are mentioned below:-

Total around 80 Stalls of 47 different companies

A.N Engineering Industries (Pvt) Ltd

Al-Zarooni Al-Khawja Enterpirses

Atlas Copco Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd

Al-Shafi Steels (Pvt.) Ltd. (Ittefaq Steels)

Bolan Castings (Pvt) Limited

Chenab Engineering Works & Foundries (Pvt) Ltd

EXCEL Engineering (Pvt) Ltd


Electro Heat (Pvt) Ltd.

Eehab Engineering Company Pvt ltd

Electrotherm India Ltd

Gohar Industries (Regd)

Infinity Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

Ideal Foundries & Engineering Works

Ijaz Brothers (Pvt) Ltd

Jameh Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

K.M. Enterprises (Novacast)

KSB Pumps Company (Pvt) Ltd

Kamraj Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd

KB Enterprises

Mosh Pakistan

Madina Group of Industries

Matchless Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

Millat Group of Companies

Marriala Consultants

New Era Industries (SMC-Pvt) Ltd

Paktherm (Pvt) Ltd

PSQCA - Technical services centre

Pakistan Engineering Company Ltd

Quality Casting (Pvt) Ltd

QADBros Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

Ravi Spherocast (Pvt) Ltd

Ravi Autos (Pvt) Ltd.

Rastgar Engineering Co (Pvt) Ltd.

Sun Metal Industries

Supraa Steel (Pvt) Ltd

Sajid Brothers Engineering Industries

Spectra Corporation

S.G.I. Foundries

Super Tech Industries (Pvt.) Ltd

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)

Steel Casting & Engineering Works

Transfopower Industries (Pvt) Ltd


We Brothers Scientific Pvt Ltd

Western technologies (Pvt) Ltd

Zaid Products (Pvt) Ltd

Media Participation

3rd IFCE 2010 inaugural ceremony was flashed and interviewed on various TV Channels like GEO, Samaa, Express TV,

Aaj TV, PTV, Dawn, Dunya TV etc.

The following daily News Papers gave a wide coverage of 3rd IFCE 2010:-

Jang News, The Nation, The News, Business Recorder, Pakistan, Express, Ausaaf,

Al- Sharq, Khabrain, Din, Asaas, Jinnah & Awaaz News paper etc.

Magazines: -

International Foundry Magazine: The Foundry Planet, Foundry Trade Journal, Foundry Gate, Casting Area, Alu Scout placed the News of 3rd IFCE on their websites under the heading of events from the last so many months .

Industrial Magazines: Industrial Bulletin by Engineering Development Board (EDB), Lahore Chamber News, The Engineering Horizon Magazine, Auto Mark Magazine & Build Plus Magazine advertised our news as an advertisement and published the report of the Event.


-          Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan visited each stall and thanked for their participation for successful organization of 3rd IFCE and presented Certificates and Souvenirs (Conference Bag).

-          Mr. Abdul Rashid - Secretary PFA services were recognized for his tiring efforts for the successful organization of 3rd IFCE 2010 by Sikandar Mustafa Khan - President and Mr. Asim Qadri - Secretary General PFA. Both of them highly appreciated his efforts and were also acclaimed by the audience.

Volunteers Role for 3rd IFCE 2010

The worthy volunteers who put their efforts to make 3rd IFCE a successful event were acknowledged by presenting a Shield. They are Mr. Munir Ahmed - Chairman, Mr. Asim Qadri- General Secretary PFA, Mr. Irfan Ahmed Qureshi - Joint Secretary, Mr. Iqbal Khalid - Senior Executive Member, Mr. Abdul Rashid - Secretary PFA,  Mr. Zaid Bin Maqbool, Mr. Waqas Gohar, Mr. Munir Ahmed (Junior), Mr. Ashraf Sheikh, Mr. Faisal Saeed Qureshi, Mr. Ghazanfer Nazir Malik, Mr. Larry Heatherly, Mr. Waqas Haroon and Mr. Abdul Jabbar.

Gala Dinner & Musical Program

PFA arranged Gala Dinner & Musical Program in the honour of their guests of 3rd IFCE 2010 at Kohinoor Hall -Pear Continental Hotel Lahore. Madam Shabnam Majeed -Vocalist, entertained the audience with her special Songs and Ghazals.

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