EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organisation in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and caters to the Indian engineering sector. As an advisory body it actively contributes to the policies of the Government of India and acts as an interface between the engineering industry and the government. Set up in 1955, EEPC India now has a membership base of over 13,000 out of whom 60% are SMEs.
EEPC India has been the face of Indian engineering exports over a span of 63 years when India grew from a nation exporting just $10 million of engineering goods in 1955 to $81 billion in 2018-19 and is regarded as the model EPC in India by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
EEPC India also received BMO accreditation of the Quality Council of India (QCI) – NABET (National Accreditation Board for Education and Training is one of the constituent boards of the QCI). The BMO accreditation mechanism by all stakeholders is becoming a game-changer towards nation-building, in promoting and developing strategies for MSMEs to participate in various government schemes including Make in India, Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED), and Start Up India.
EEPC India organises a large number of promotional activities such as buyer-seller meets (BSM) – both in India and abroad, overseas trade fairs/exhibitions, and India pavilions/information booths in selected overseas exhibitions to demonstrate the capabilities of the Indian engineering industry and to provide overseas buyers with true value as propagated by Brand India.
Indian Engineering Exhibition (INDEE) is EEPC India’s own brand and is one of the largest expositions of engineering in the world. Over a period of 42 years INDEE has been established as the largest and most important showcase for Indian engineering abroad.
EEPC India facilitates sourcing from India and encourages MSMEs to raise their standard at par with international best practices. It also encourages MSMEs to integrate their business with the global value chain.
To encourage building global partnerships with India, EEPC India organises the International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS), the largest display in the country of engineering products and services, every year. This is recognised as the only engineering sourcing event in India – showcasing the latest technologies and a preferred meeting place for global buyers and sellers. This show is also important to encourage foreign investments in line with the newly-initiated Make in India campaign by the Government of India.
Extending its regular agenda, EEPC India publishes several reports/studies to make its members aware about international trends and opportunities in order to enhance their global footprint.
With ‘Engineering the Future’ as its motto, EEPC India serves as the reference point for the Indian engineering industry and the international business community in its efforts towards establishing India as a major engineering hub in the future.
What we do to promote the exports of engineering goods
- Keep in constant communication with Chambers of Commerce and other mercantile and public bodies throughout the world with a view to taking appropriate and necessary measures for maintaining or increasing the exports of engineering goods;
- Advise/represent to the government, local authorities, and public bodies on policies and other measures;
- Support upgradation of technology to boost India’s engineering exports and establish synergy between industry and academia;
- Prepare, edit, print, publish, issue, acquire, and circulate books, papers, periodicals, gazettes, circulars, and other literature treating or bearing upon industry, trade or commerce, pertaining to engineering goods.
EEPC India was granted autonomy in its administrative functioning in 1997-98. It has pan-India presence operating through four regional offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, and four sub-regional offices in Jalandhar, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad, besides the Head Office in Kolkata and the HO (Cell) – extension of HO – in New Delhi. It is a Section 8 company (Erstwhile Section 25) limited by guarantee under the Companies Act and it is managed by its Board of Directors (i.e. Working Committee). In terms of the Income Tax Act, EEPC India is registered as a charitable institution.