OIA was established in 16-01-1981 by Late Shree Nanubhai Patel and many other renowned industrialist of Odhav with the prime objective of encouraging & spreading entrepreneurship attitude among the manufacturing sector, especially SSI.
Providing platform to the Industrialist for interaction with each other and make constructive and meaningful representations to the Govt. authorities, provide common platform to members & Government authorities for better implementation of Govt. rules & regulation & sustainable development of SSI are also additional objectives.
Odhav GIDC is one of the oldest estate in the state spread over 127 hectares consisting for 525 Shades & over 1200 Industrial Units. Presently the Odhav Estate is part of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation have many basic infrastructure facilities like Road, Sewerage, Water Supply Line, Telephone Exchange, Post Office, Canteens, Police Station, Fire Station etc. With the cooperation of GIDC, AMC, State Govt. & Central Govt., OIa work hard to get improved infrastructure of world class level.
Odhav has always been the foreground for growth of many large & medium national corporate but its real strength leys in its 85% SSI Units. The estate houses industries like Engineering, Dyes & Chemicals, Plastic, Machinery & Components, Pharmaceuticals, and Foundry etc.
Presently Odhav Industries Association has started a Primary Health Centre to Provide First Aid and general treatment for employees working in any unit of Odhav Industrial Estate & for their families at charitable rates. In this Primary Health Centre Association organize various camps like Eye Check Up Camp, Blood Donation Camp, Health Check Up Camp etc. by time to tome for the workers good Health. OIA has always been in instrumental for Safety & Insurance of Employees & Employer by proving common platform to interact with ESI Officials.
Odhav Industries Association and its members are always keen to work for sustainable Industrial growth & better environment. Association gets actively involve and also plan to organize big scale plantation programs. OIA provides common platform to GAS, equipment supply agencies and members to promote cleaner production. Many of the members with active involvement of OIA have shifted honorary to natural Gas Fuel instead of solid fuels. OIA also successfully commissioned well planed underground drainage system, their by reducing land contamination & improved aesthetics.
The Common Effluent Treatment Plant is setup by the Industrial units of Odhav Indl. Estate. It was commissioned in January 1998 and since then; it is running continuously without a single shut down. The main functions of CETP are to collect, convey, treat and dispose off the effluent generated by the member units.
The Odhav Industries Association organises various programs and seminars on different topics to provide its members, information and training in various administrative and technical aspects of business & also organize regular interactions with govt. officials and ministries, Placement camps at Association with I.T.I. ( Industrial Training Institute ) & Employment Exchange.
Every year OIA arrange programs like Get to gather, Play, Music Programme providing a platform to the interact each other for their members industrialist. This year OIA organize a programme where dignitaries like Hon’ble Minister of State (Mines & Minerals, Finance, Energy and Petrochemicals) Shree Saurabhbhai Patel, Vice Chairman & Managing Director Shree M. Sahu ( I.A.S. ), MLA Shree Pradipsinh Jadeja, Standing Commi. Chairman Shree Asitbhai Vora remain. OIA President Shree Mansukhbhai Kothia & Hon. Secretary Shree Samir Shah along with Executive Committee Member took this opportunity to appreciate its highly respected Past President Shree Nanubhai Patel, Shree Gaurang Thakore, Shree Sureshbhai Shah, Shree Narottambhai Patel, Shree Amrutbhai Sangani, Shree Sudhirbhai Shah, Shree Nikhilbhai Patel, Shree Virendrabhai Shah, Shree Janak Patel with Shawl & Momento.
OIA gets also actively involve to help their members in Industries by arranging common promotional activities for this purpose this year OIA has come out with uniquely designed directory & free website www.odhavindustries.org which any body can find handy to identify suitable supplier for their business. OIA also took aggressive part in 2009 vibrant Gujarat Summit.
OIA is always keen to circulate its member a keep its member updated with latest informations in Government rules & regulation, seminar & exhibition happening all over the world and much other information by circular.