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E-seminar on ‘Latest Machineries - Footwear & Leather’ held at FDDI, NOIDA campus

Expediting the benefit of digital communication, an e-seminar on ‘Latest Machineries - Footwear & Leather’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), NOIDA campus on 22nd September 2021.

The e-seminar was organized by FDDI School of Footwear Design & Production (FSFDP) which updated the participants on the latest technological developments by various machine manufacturers.

Mr. Dipen Sanghvi was the key speaker during the seminar. He is Commerce graduate and holds a Diploma in Shoe Making from International School of Modern Shoe Making, Zlin, Czech Republic (BATA School). In 2006, he started his own firm FOCUS Machines registered as Pvt. Ltd., Company.

The company, FOCUS firmly believes in sourcing/selling best of technology, which is time tested and extremely reliable, a testimony to this is that its principals are companies which are established over 50 years. These companies are in fact acclaimed pioneers in their respective field of leather goods and footwear.


During the presentation, Mr. Dipen briefed upon the growing competition among global players which is paving the way for the development of innovative footwear with a focus on improving user-experience. The latest technology that is gaining popularity is the use of polyurethane capsules in the manufacture of athletic footwear. Some shoes are also being manufactured with built-in sensors to track the speed, distance covered, and calories burned & for any industry imbibing technology becomes easy with new developments in machine.

The e-seminar was attended by around 60 participants comprising of the students and faculties across all campuses of FDDI.

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