Cast metal products are found in a wide rage of manufactured goods and equipment. From critical components for aircraft and automobiles to home appliances and surgical equipment, cast metal products are integral to our economy and our way of life. Foundry sector is the back bone of the light engineering sector, auto parts and other industries. There are approximately over 1,600 foundries in Pakistan with an annual capacity of 520 thousand tons1. This industry is scattered in various large cities of Pakistan; Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Multan & Sargodha. Majority of the foundries are located near the light engineering and auto-parts clusters providing services to these industries.
Lahore is the second largest business hub of Pakistan. A number of industries are present in the territory of Lahore. One of the major established cluster at Lahore is Foundry cluster. Around 200,000 people are engaged directly or indirectly with foundry sector with a contribution of approximately Rs. 20 Billion to the GDP. Foundry cluster was established in Lahore even before partition of sub-continent. Lahore have almost 620 companies (40 % of total sector) of different sizes working in foundry sector.