Hub for Engineering sectors in the country.
Engineering exports from Karnataka stood at USD 4093 million in 2016-17.
Engineering items are exported to Germany, China, South Korea, Brazil, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore.
General Engineering SEZ is established at Mangalore.
Engineering sector concentrated at Bengaluru, Hubballi, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Belgaum, Shimoga etc.,
Presence of leading PSUs like Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bharat Earth Movers, Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), Bharat Heavy Electricals as well as large MNCs such as SKF, Ingersoll Rand, Waltex, Durco, Wrigten, Goulds, Moog Control, Yuken with manufacturing facilities in the State.
The Foundry industry in Karnataka is valued at US $ 10.41 – billion.


Karnataka produces more than 25% of India’s Aircraft and space craft.
Several reputed aerospace organizations like HAL, NAL, ISRO, DRDO, ADA, DARE, CAIR and BEL located in Bangalore.
Boeing & Airbus have their Research & Technology Centre and Engineering Centre located in Karnataka respectively.
1st private operational aerospace SEZ at Belgaum.
Aerospace Park & SEZ established at Bangalore.
Aerospace products are exported to USA, UK, Germany, Russia Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and Ecuador etc.
The State has pioneered and formulated a sector specific policy for Aerospace Industry.
Exports from the sector from Karnataka stood at USD 450 million during 2016-17.


Karnataka is home to a vibrant automobile industry.
The fourth-largest State in Automotive production in India.
Bosch India, world’s largest automotive supplier, is headquartered in the State since 1953.
Honda’s largest two wheeler manufacturing plant in the world is functioning to full capacity in Narsapur, Kolar.
Manufacturing hub for several leading players: Toyota Kirloskar, Volvo, TVS Motors, Tata Marcopolo, Mahindra, JK Tyres, SKF, BEML, L & T.
Existing Auto clusters are located at Hoskote in Bengaluru Rural, Bidadi in Ramanagar and at Dharwad; Industrial valve cluster is located at Hubballi – Dharwad; and Auto component cluster in Shivamogga and Belagavi.
Auto exports stood at USD million 406 during 2016-17.


Karnataka ranks number in precision tools in the country.
Dedicated Machine Tool Park in Vasanthnarasapura, Tumakuru.
Several precision tool units are housed in Peenya Industrial Estate, Bommasandra Industrial Estate in Bengaluru, besides Belagavi.
The Precision Tools industry in Karnataka basically caters to the engineering, watch, electronics and automobile industry.
Aerospace segment occupies a major chunk of the precision tool industry.
Precision engineering includes Design (CAD), prototype manufacturing, engineering and development required for electronics and aerospace engineering segment in particular.
Leading Players: Goodrich, Dynamatic Technologies, Nasmyth India, Titan, Progressive Ultrasonics, etc.