Cement Research and Development Institute (CR&DI) was established in 1983 by the State Cement Corporation of Pakistan (SCCP) under the administrative control of Ministry of Industries & Production. The institute started well providing testing services to the Kalabagh Dam project and to 14 cement factories. However, with the passage of years it lurked into dormancy. In 2005, TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company) was entrusted the task of rejuvenating the institute, reactivating its laboratory and testing facilities. CR&DI consequently relaunched its operations on 16 January 2006.