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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 is now a full member of the France-based UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry – and our Annual Show, IESS received the status of ‘UFI-approved International Event’ from the VIIth edition held in March 2018. 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 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 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.

Administrative framework

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.

1. Promotional activities organised by EEPC India

  1. Indian Engineering Exhibitions (INDEE)
    • INDEE is the name of the exclusive engineering expositions organised by EEPC India. These are being held since 1977
    • Till date 38 editions have been organised in 26 countries across six continents 
    • More than 100 Indian companies showcase their products in the INDEE exhibitions.
  2. Buyer-Seller Meet

    Buyer-Seller Meet is a unique platform to connect major buyers with sellers of the engineering sector. EEPC India, in order to facilitate engineering businesses in accessing global opportunities, organises B2B meetings, and sends trade delegations all over the world depending upon market potential. EEPC India has also developed an online B2B module in its website to facilitate such business meetings virtually.

  3. India Pavilion in International Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
    • EEPC India organises the participation of Indian engineering exporters in reputed global exhibitions and trade fairs
    • At least 29 such programmes in 18 foreign countries including Germany, Italy, USA, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Peru, UAE, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Czech Republic,Kazakhstan,Nigeria,Srilanka,Malaysia,Australia, Jordan,are planned for 2019-20.
  4. International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS)

    EEPC India, for decades, has played a lead role in building the Brand India image by organising exhibitions around the globe. A signature event of its kind, the India Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) became the latest concept in marketing Brand India across the world. This started in 2012 and took the form of International Engineering Sourcing Show in 2017 in its VIth edition in Chennai.

    IESS, with its unique concept, also aimed at reducing dependence on traditional markets, developing internal markets within India, forging partnerships and joint ventures, strengthening commercial relations and accelerating trade between India and its trading partners, and providing platform for foreign companies to showcase their strength and capabilities in one of the world’s largest developing markets.

    Organised by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, with EEPC India as the lead agency, the first IESS in 2012 proved to be an appropriate opportunity for EEPC India member-companies to explore global business alliances and network with leading industry doyens of the world. The exposition created a platform for exporters of engineering products and services to build business contacts with leading importers, buyers, dealers, distributors, and wholesalers of engineering products from North America, Europe, Africa, Latin America, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and the CIS countries. Another major objective was to highlight India as the Technology Hub for the manufacturing industry and for outsourcing wide range of high quality engineering items at very competitive rates.

    IESS VIII – 14-16 March, 2019- Facts & Figures

    International Engineering Sourcing Show, being organised by EEPC India with support from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is India's largest display of engineering products and solutions.

    'Smart Engineering' being  the theme for this year, showcased India as a Global Hub for Manufacturing and Technology Hub. The event shaped up in a grand way with Malaysia as the Partner Country for the first time, Tamil Nadu as the Host State for the third time, Uttar Pradesh as the Partner State for the Third Time, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand as Focus States, Flanders as the Focus Region. The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Heavy Industry, Department of MSME, and India Design Council also lent their support. Bihar and Karnataka  had their pavilions at the event. Apart from a 19 member team of Malaysian exhibitors, Hong Kong, South Korea, Czech Republic, Canada had their representations at the exhibition ground. It set new record with around 346 exhibitors, 400 overseas buyers and 10,000 trade visitors participating in the show held over 14-16 March, 2019 in Chennai for the third successive time! 

    EEPC India had chosen -‘Subcontracting’, ‘Industrial & Electrical Machinery’, ‘Future Factory’ and ‘Innovation & Technology’ as the 4 broad sub themes in IESS VIII. Future Factory was the latest addition in this edition where ‘Smart Factory Design’ and ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ were on display.

    Two MoUs were signed . One between Malaysia Automotive Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii) and EEPC India and one between Malaysia Automotive Robotics & IoT Institute( MARii) and Government of Jharkhand. This time close to 100 speakers addressed 17 sessions. Separate 'Ayur Tech' session- a joint initiative of EEPC India, Service Export Promotion Council and Ministry of Ayush and India Design Mark Award 2019 by IDC (India Design Council) acknowledging Good design in Engineering sector were major highlights of IESS VIII.

    Based on the feedback of 290respondents out of over 346 Exhibitors, 14,042 new contacts were made out of which 1544 were old and 8986 were new contacts. USD 1.02 Million worth of orders were booked during the show and 593 enquiries were generated amounting USD 4.85 million. Around 86% of the participants were satisfied with the quality of visitors, 85% of the reporting exhibitors rated the B2B sessions as effective and 96.5% of the participants were willing to participate in future in IESS IX in 2020.


2. Policy Advocacy

  1. Policy Recommendation

    In case of various issues related to India’s engineering sector, EEPC India constantly interacts with its member exporters and provides inputs to various government bodies such as the DoC, DGFT, RBI, CBEC, and DoR among others.

    After conducting thorough stakeholder consultations, EEPC India responds to queries regarding Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), India’s FTA engagement, bilateral and multilateral issues etc.

    EEPC India also responds to questions raised in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha regarding the engineering industry in India.
  2. Dissemination of Information

    To keep its members updated about the present national and international scenario, EEPC India regularly disseminates important information through its official website, email, newsletters, monthly magazine – Indian Engineering Exports, and other publications.
  3. Member Servicing

    EEPC India extends the following services to its members: circulation of tenders, issuance of certificates of origin, visa/passport recommendations, addressing complaints, and recommendations for clearing trade samples.

3. New initiatives of EEPC India

  1. Standards and Accreditation

    The Importance of standards in today’s global trade scenario is indisputable. Technical regulations, standards and certifications, etc. are fast becoming important determinants of global trade. With lowering of tariff rates worldwide, technical regulations and standards are becoming the principal tools for countries to protect their own markets and industries from global competition. In order to create awareness among the industry on International Equivalence of Certification, Accreditation and its Benefits to Industry, EEPC India, in partnership with NABCB (National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies) has been holding a series of Awareness Seminars at various locations within the country across different engineering clusters.
  2. Technology Upgradation

    Low-value addition and low quality makes Indian products uncompetitive. The Department of Commerce has undertaken the initiative of Technological Upgradation for Boosting Engineering Exports. To pursue the initiative of the department and to help Indian engineering industry in upgrading technology, EEPC India, first among all the EPCs, is establishing Technology Centres in Bangalore, which has been functional since June 2017, and Kolkata, which will become operational this year.
  3. Brand India Engineering

    The Department of Commerce, Government of India, has launched the Brand India Engineering Campaign to increase engineering exports by building a global image of the quality and reliability of the Indian engineering sector. In this context, sectors identified are pumps & valves, electrical equipments, medical equipments, and textile machinery. EEPC India is conducting many activities to make the campaign successful. For all these sectors, it has recently launched E-Catalogues of the Product Profile.
  4. Cataloguing of Product Profile

    The E-Catalogue is an exclusive directory of the pioneering Indian engineering brands that have adopted the latest globally-accepted manufacturing standards and practices, with latest technologies, and which are offering highly competitive solutions to some of the most demanding engineering challenges of today.
    The E-Catalogue is an officially endorsed directory, developed by EEPC India with support from India Brand Equity Foundation, under the Brand India Engineering Initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. We started with four products – Pumps and Valves, Medical Devices, Electrical Machineries, Equipments and Components, and Textile Machinery and Accessories.
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