CODISSIA’s role in making Coimbatore a strong and stable industrial city is undeniable. The association undertakes a number of programs every year for the development of small businesses in the district and to create awareness among industrial entrepreneurs. The seminars, trainings sessions, exhibitions, industrial trade fairs, industrial visits are of international standards.
In addition to functioning as a grievance redressed unit, CODISSIA represents in all advisory and consultative committees at the district / state and national levels and plays a leading role in policy formulation for the small scale industries. The association helps small and medium businesses in various ways including identification of products, preparation of project reports, getting financial assistance from banks and licenses from various departments etc.
CODISIA in collaboration with Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' Association (SIEMA) established a testing centre called Small Industries Testing and Research Centre (SiTARC) in 1986 with financial assistance of IDBI to ensure quality in small scale industry.
CODISSIA conducts INTEC Industrial Trade Fair once in 3 years for a duration of 10 days, which is the biggest and the perfect platform for small industries in the region to showcase their products internationally and earn valuable foreign exchange.
Ramachandran. R is the current President of CODISSIA and Ponnuswamy E.K., Sundaram.V and Ramamurthy. R serve as Vice Presidents.