FDDI has been awarded ISO 9001 in 1995 by BVQI, ISO 14001 in 1999 and ISO 17025 for laboratories in the year 2002.
Since inception, FDDI has been making 100% placement of students who have undergone long-term courses in FDDI.
FDDI has designed & developed Bamboo Footwear for Handicrafts Commissioner.
FDDI has provided consultancy for development of quality systems and environment systems for various clusters for handicrafts for award of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
FDDI has successfully completed the LIDCAP assignment for setting up of Common Facility Center at Hyderabad.
The laboratory services have been approved by WALMART, USA, HUDSON Bay, Canada, GE Motors, India, Defence, Railways, DGS&D, BIS etc.
FDDI has set up a Common Facility Center to help & encourage Small Scale Industries units, cottage industries by providing capital intensive sophisticated footwear machines on a nominal rent. The facilities equipped with cutting, closing, component making, lasting – flat lasting, force lasting, direct vulcanized moulding, direct injection moulding, EVA Injection moulding, PU/TPU injection moulding, Goodyear welted plant etc. The center has facility of power supply backup, compressed air and water supply.
FDDI has initiated a baseline survey of artisans making traditional footwear in Leh. The product is known as “Papu Shoe” and is being made from local material and its special characteristic is that it can withstand extremely low temperature. The survey is likely to be completed by December 2004 and thereafter appropriate interventions for upgrading its quality etc. will be undertaken with the assistance under ILDP.
The Indian Footwear Industry currently produces about 850 million – shoes pairs per annum in leather and non-leather segments. Exports from India are projected to cross the US$1000 million mark shortly in total estimated market size of India being US$6 billion.
FDDI has set up of the Sports Shoe technology center in the FDDI complex with the following objectives :
FDDI is promoting Society for Marketing of Artisans & Rural Things (SMART). Punjabi Jooti has been taken up along with Mojari of Rajasthan for skill up-gradation of artisans. In addition to skill up-gradation, assistance for international marketing is being provided.
The facility spectrum has been upgraded to enable the sub-centers to play a larger role in the whole developmental process of the industry. Under these projects CAD/CAM facility has been provided in Chennai, Mumbai & production facility has been provided at Bangalore Centre.
FDDI provided consultancy to KVIC for setting up of Common Facility Center for upgradation skill of artisans at various places including, Ambala, Kalyani.
Artisans Skill Development Programmes have been undertaken at Saharanpur & Hazaribagh, after setting up of Common Facility Centers at both places.
Further, skill upgradation has been undertaken at Saharanpur, Jaipur, Alwar etc. under HRD Mission.