When Gujarat was struggling for a foothold in the industrial area of India, a strong and urgent need for uniform, all-round peaceful, stable and sustained development of industries of Gujarat was foreseen as utmost priority by the dedicated and committed industrialists of Gujarat during the year of eighties. Having whole hearted commitment to economic, technological and productive advancement of industries and the overall progress of people of Gujarat at their hearts, they united themselves to take-up the challenge.
To voice their feelings for this noble cause, likeminded and visionary industrialists gathered to work out a strategic action plan and to give a shape to their vision and decided to bring all of them together under one umbrella. In order to achieve this goal they formed FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES & ASSOCIATIONS (GUJARAT) having its office at Plot No. R- 11, New Green City, GIDC Housing Zone, Nr. D- Mart, Sector-26, Gandhinagar - 382026 With a view to give a legal entity they got it registered under the Registration of Public Trust Act and the Registration of Societies Act.
“Federation of Industries and Associations (Gujarat)” prominently known as “FIA” is the Apex Representative Body of approx 200 Industries Associations of various GIDC Industrial Estates located across the state of Gujarat. ( FIA is representing app. 50,000 Industrial Units of Gujarat indirectly).
FIA is recognized as a representative body of Industries located in all GIDC Estates across Gujarat, by the Industries Department, Government of Gujarat. FIA's suggestions are considered very seriously and implemented. FIA is representing the Industries in almost all Committees and Sub Committees constituted by State and Central Government Authorities and Under Taking Units.
FIA has always been at front line with the Government of Gujarat to help the victims of Natural Calamities such as Draught, Flood or Earth Quake and its work has been appreciated very widely by Government and public at large. FIA has started organizing Industrial Expo at very low rate at every two years to provide opportunity to industries, particularly SME sector of Gujarat, to exhibit their products at state and International level. First Exhibition was held in 2016 next exhibition is scheduled in Oct. 2018
FIA is regularly publishing a bimonthly news bulletin called “FIA Times” containing Informative Articles, important information about business activities happening in India and abroad, various activities under taken by FIA and Members Associations and notifications issued by Government. More than 2000 copies of FIA Times are being circulated among Member Associations and all Government Departments.
FIA has recently constructed FIA BHAVAN in Gandhinagar Electronics Estate. It is being developed as state of the art Centre of Excellence and planning to undertake various Skill Development Program based on the actual need of the Industries.