NSIC in association with Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA) organized International Exhibition FABTEC India 2011 from 21st to 25th January 2011 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. with focus on metal fabrication, metal forming industries, welding, paints and coats technologies etc. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri M. Kutralingam IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME, Govt of Tamilnadu in the presence of Shri P.Udaya Kumar, Director (P&M), NSIC Shri.M Kandhaswami, President, Codissia., Dr. P. Umanath, District Collector, Coimbatore, Shri.V.Arumugam, Zonal General Manager, NSIC, and officials from Branch Office Coimbatore. Giving the keynote address, Shri.P. Udayakumar, Director (P&M), NSIC stated the importance of metal working and fabrication. In view of shifting focus of fabrication to India the scope for metal working is increasing.