Tamilnadu Small and Tiny Industries Association

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The TANSTIA-FNF SERVICE CENTRE, is a collaborative venture between TANSTIA and FNF, established to render supporting services to Small and Tiny Industries. The Centre endeavors to assist the vibrant sector of Small and Tiny Industries in the changing scenario.

The centre was inaugurated in August 1992 by Sri.R.Venkatraman, the former President of India. Since then the centre has grown in leaps and bounds.

The Centre has won the recognition as a Registered Project for Expo 2000, Hanover, the International event being held in Germany, under the theme "Information services for Small Scale Industries". Ours is one of the very few project selected from India and the only one for Small Industries.

The Mission

The Centre is deeply committed to further the cause of the Small and Tiny Industrial Sector and it aims to emerge as a nodal state of the art service centre in the service of Small Enterprises. The Mission is to enable the Small Industries attain all round capabilities and to lead the way towards high performance thereby enhancing their participation in the national and global economy.

Our Services

The Centre facilities upgrading knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs through seminars, workshops and training programmes. Entrepreneurs Development Programmes and Conferences on macro topics concerning Small and Tiny Industries are also organised.


The centre has a reputed panel of consultants with more than 250 experts on different subjects. Through them, the Centre provides

Advisory Services - a "one-to-one" counseling on different topics of relevance.
Direct Consultancy - on specialized areas like Project Report preparation, Quality, Industrial Engineering, Environment, Market Survey, Financial Management etc. to name a few.
In - House programmes - Customised Training for individual units.

Escort services

Integration of our consultancy and information services to assist the entrepreneur through the entire process of Enterprise Creation, Export or setting up Joint ventures.


Realising that this is an Information age and that Small industries have less access to relevant and updated information, the centre focuses more on the information services. The Centre's Information strength emerges from

A number of Online databases the Centre is hooked up to, across the globe
Networking with other organizations
A good collection of CD ROMs on Business Information
Centre's own databases built up with Project Profiles, Publications and Study Reports

With all the above, the Centre caters to the various information needs of Small Industries and Exporters like Information on Market opportunities, Global market trends, patents, Standards, Company Information and a whole range of other information required by them.
For more details: www.tanstiafnf.com