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About GRMA
The Association was formed in 1978 with the intention of uniting the various units engaged in the manufacture of goods based on Rubber. The Association commenced operations in the office of one of its founder members and operated from there until it could have
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413/B, Rundra Arcade, Helmet Traffic Point,
132’ Ring Road, Mamnagar, Ahmedabad - 380 009
Phone : 079 - 27410226
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Gujarat Rubber Manufacturers Association

The Association was formed in 1978 with the intention of uniting the various units engaged in the manufacture of goods based on Rubber. The Association commenced operations in the office of one of its founder members and operated from there until it could have its own premises.

Its first premises were in an office complex behind Ashram Road. Now it has an office at Memnagar, Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (GRMA) is an Association of Persons, managed by a Working Committee, elected every year at its Annual General Meeting. The Working Committee consists of 10 members, who in turn elect the President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer and other office bearers based on the projects undertaken.

GRMA is an approximately 350 strong association of manufacturers, ancillaries, traders, academicians, institutes, professionals etc engaged in various activities with rubber in the state of Gujarat.

Ahmedabad could be termed as the “Rubber Roller Capital” of the country, considering there are about 20 medium sized units engaged in manufacturing rubber rollers, catering to the entire spectrum of requirement of industry, right from printing to textile, to paper & pulp, to plastics, right up to steel. Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat and Vapi, boast of their own clusters of rubber industries.

The moulded goods sector is not far behind and rivals that of Delhi and Kolkata in the quantum of manufacturing as well as the quality and variety of goods produced.

The lining and tyre industries have established themselves well in Gujarat due to the huge pharmaceutical, chemical & automotive industries located in Gujarat.

The Government of Gujarat has been pushing the frontiers of industrial infrastructure in the state and creating a very conducive atmosphere for industry to grow.

GRMA as an apex body representing the above mentioned rubber & allied industrial units of Gujarat and, is constantly, striving to further the interests of its members.

 

Besides the stated mission of the Association the specific objectives are as follows.

  • Expose units to latest methods of manufacturing & processes, by holding regular seminars, conferences and trips to industries.
  • Encourage members to participate in domestic & international exhibitions, fairs and conferences, by forming tie ups with exhibitions.
  • Encourage quality manufacturing by setting up modern testing facility or tie up with existing such facilities.
  • Inculcate modern management methods in production, inventory, finance, marketing, purchase etc. by seminars and interaction with experts in the respective fields.
  • Make available finance for infrastructure, marketing, working capital etc,
  • Make units aware of international market, logistics and finance.
 
  1. To be a catalyst for the growth of the rubber industry in Gujarat in general.
  2. Specifically, to be a catalyst for growth of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) by reaching out to MSMEs to enable the following
    a. creating awareness of the latest technologies available,
    b. exposing them to the market at large, domestic & international,
    c.   setting benchmarks of quality
    d.   making available facilities for finance
    e.  educating them on the benefits of the above.
  3. To encourage innovation, research and automation of processes
  4. To inculcate professionalism in all aspects of business.
  5. Finally, to make a mark as a Vibrant Association working towards excellence in its sphere of operation.
 
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