Sugar and jaggery of kolhapur is very famous in all over india. more than 20 sugar factories present in kolhapur district. cotton mills also very popular and reached at top most position. Ichalkaranji is biggest city in kolhapur which is mostly known as ‘manchester of maharashtra’. There is so many spinning mills in kolhapur district and most of them are placed in ichalkaranji. kolhapur going to become a very successful in milk bussiness. So many milk product’s are come into market and day by day popularity of that is increases rapidly.

Kolhapur is also popular for Machinary production. Different kinds of machinaries produce in kolhapur which is oil engines, printing machines, lathe machines, Electronic motors, spare parts of machinary, Tractor Engines, watches, furnitures,etc.

Kolhapur has well known historical background also has good potential in Foundry Industries. There is 4 major industries in Kolhapur City also has some small Industries near the Taluka palces.

1. Shivaji Udyam Nagar Industry :-This is base industry in Kolhapur. starting from Chh. Shahu Maharaj.

2. Gokul Shirgaon MIDC :- Gokul shirgaon is additional MIDC area for foundries which is developed by govt.

GOSHIMA, established in 1985 by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation. On 15th August 1985 Manufacturers Association is established. In 1989, GOSHIMA Society was registered by Registration Act No F/5862 MAH/5974-89.On 15 June 1995, the association build a building of Rs. 16 Lakhs for their own.

Total Area 223 Hector

Total Industries 450

Total Plots 689


Turnover Rs. 600 Crores

Workers 12,000

3. Shiroli MIDC :- Shiroli industry is on the road side of NH 4. this one also a big MIDC area. SMAK, established in 1983, a dynamic association in Kolhapur, with the aim to solve the problems faced by the manufacturers. SMAK also helps in arranging regular meetings of members and solve common difficulties faced in business as well as in general. Industrialists have to face many problems in the phase of business and trade. These problems vary from finance, worker facilities and labour etc. To solve these problems SMAK came into existance.

Total Area 269 Hector

Developed 236 Hector

Under Development 157.82 Hector

4. Five Star MIDC in Kagal area :- The Biggest Industry area in Western Maharashtra is Five star MIDC Kagal.