EEPC India has been the face of Indian engineering exports over a span of 67 years when India
grew from a nation exporting just $10 million of engineering goods in 1955 to $112 billion in 2021-22 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’. 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
around 11,000 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 43 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
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
• 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
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
subregional 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
(A) 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 41 editions have been organised in 27 countries across six continents
• More than 100 Indian companies showcase their products in the INDEE exhibitions.
(B) 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.
(C) India Pavilion in International Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
• EEPC India organises the participation of Indian engineering exporters in reputed global
exhibitions and trade fairs
• 2019 – 20 witnessed 25 Overseas events across 20 nations and 2 domestic event including 41st
edition of INDEE, 9th edition of IESS and 1 RBSM and 2 BSMs abroad, The 20 countries included Germany, USA,
Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Peru, UAE, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cezch Republic, Kazakhstan, Nigeria,
Malaysia, Australia, Jordan, Egypt, Botswana, Indonesia, Nepal.
(D) 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 IX – 4-5-6 March, 2020- 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.
India’s leading and EEPC India’s annual engineering sourcing show –IESS outshined the Corona
challenge and has opened the gateway for a 15 to 40% shift of world’s Industrial sourcing to India.
The three day Engineering display and deliberation spread over 4-5-6- March, 2020 was held in
Coimbatore with over 410 exhibitors, around 400 delegates from over 40 countries, over 50 speakers
covering 10 Thematic Sessions comprising Vendor Development Meets with India’s top PSUs,
Global Sourcing Meets with top MNCs – Cameron – a Schlumberger (USA Company) and SAGE Group (Australia) Value
added sessions on current areas of interest to the industry like Industry 4.0, Green Manufacturing, E-mobility
and technology upgradation.
Around 50 companies from Malaysia, 125 from Tamil Nadu, 41 Companies from Partner
State Pavilion (U.P.) ,25 from Haryana, 3 from Jharkhand, 10- Uttarakhand, 7-West Bengal, 6- Karnataka, 12
Himachal Pradesh, 15 from Madhya Pradesh had booked their spaces along with a separate display pavilion from the
respective State Governments.
This year - Malaysia as the Partner Country for the second time, Tamil Nadu as the Host State,
Flanders from Belgium as Focus Region and UP as Partner State – each having their 4th presence and
Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh,Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu
Kashmir are the Focus States /UTs and the over all support of the Department of Commerce, Union
Ministry of Commerce and Industry underscore the internationalisation of this domestic event. Besides Commerce,
Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry Of MSME and Department of Atomic Energy supported the event. Office of
Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India also associated with the show.
The broad theme of this IESS was Smart Engineering with four pillars:
“Subcontracting”; “Industrial & Electrical Machinery”, “Metal & shop floor” and “Innovation and
Technology”. While Smart Engineering was the theme, IESS IX advocated the 4th Industrial Revolution in
Indian engineering with its technology-centric events. Technology and Manufacturing are the two prime areas of
IESS IX, Manufacturing included Metals and Tools this time. A dedicated technology & Innovation pavilion is
one of the major highlights of the event. Spread in an area of over 400 sqm, the technology & innovation
pavilion saw the participation from major IITS, institutes, Institutions in the area of R & D, Colleges and
universities etc. to name a few. The major participation at the Technology & Innovation Pavilion was from
AIA-IIT D, ARAI, ARCI, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology, C4i4 Lab,
CMTI, CSIR CEERI, CSIR NEERI, ECIL, ERDA, FIIT, FCRI. Heavy Water Board, IIT Bombay, IISc, NRDC, Nuclear Fuel
Complex, Panacea Biotech, PSG College of Technology, Raja Ramana Centre for Advanced Technology, BEE, MSME Tool
Room and Sharda University.
The three day show was inaugurated by Thiru M. C. Sampath, Hon'ble Minister for Industries,
Government of Tamil Nadu & Thiru P. Benjamin, Hon'ble Minister for Rural Industries and MSME, Government of
Tamil Nadu and Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India, in the presence of; Dr.
Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Government, MSME Department, Government of Tamil Nadu,Mr Azhar Taib,
Deputy CEO, Malaysia Automotive Robotics & IoT Institute (MARii); Mr. Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC
India; Mr. Mahesh K. Desai, Sr. Vice Chairman, EEPC India; Mr. Arun Kumar Garodia, Vice Chairman, EEPC India,
Mr. Rakesh Shah, Former Chairman and Chairman Publicity, Exhibition and Delegation Committee, EEPC India
and Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director, EEPC India.
The key takeaways of the session were the 4 MOUs signed between MARii & PSG College of
Technology, MARii and SSEM (Society for Smart E-mobility) ; MARii and TiE and Forge and the fourth between
EEPC India and IIW (Indian Institute of Welding)
11 thematic sessions were held were over 50 Speakers addressed
• Global Investment Forum–
The session on Global Investment Forum – Seminar on Inbound and Outbound Investment
Opportunities and included presentation on the specific investment opportunities. These included presentation
from partner Country Malaysia, Focus Region Flanders, Partner State- Uttar Pradesh and Host State- Tamil Nadu.
• Two Vendor Development Meet with Indian PSUs were held
The participating six Indian PSUs: Konkan Railway (Indian Railways), Southern Railways ( Indian
Railways), Ordance Factory Tiruchirapalli (OFT) (Functioning under the Ordnance Factory Board of the Ministry of
Defence, Government of India); Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd –GRSE ( owned by Government of
India), Vizag Steel, ( Under Ministry of Steel),BHEL –Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (India’s largest power
generation equipment manufacturer under Government of India) and Goa Shipyard Ltd (Public Sector under Ministry
of Defence) made presentations on aspects like listing of MSMEs as Vendors, their empanelment etc.
• 3 Global Sourcing Meets were held by Australian, Malaysia and Schlumberger (U.S.A.)
South Australian Leaders is an association that represents the business leaders, helping
them to build knowledge, network, find funding and resources. Sage Group Holdings Ltd., was the 1st of the
business leaders from Australia who spoke on the needs of Australian businesses and how India could supply those
needs, creating a win win situation. Derby Rubber introduced the over 50 year old company which
manufactures advanced industrial rubber products for diverse markets. Ariera spoke on the need to have a strong,
Electrical Techniques reiterated the need for quality, competitive pricing and preliminary
research before investing in Australia. The time difference was an added advantage.
Delloyd Ventures Sdn Bhd is a manufacturing company with Joint ventures in Thailand, Indonesia
and with companies in Malaysia. Betamek has the vision of becoming a world class vendor in
Automotive Electronics and Infotainment Systems. EXIM Bank is wholly owned by the Malaysian Govt. and
Miti, which is the Stakeholder Ministry and is headquartered in KL.
Cameron – Schlumberger Company deals with oil and gas business for a period of more than 9
decades..Their suppliers in India are mainly concentrated in Southern and Western parts of India.The company is
looking for expansion in India for which they need more suppliers and that they can get through IESS IX.
Sessions on latest trends in the Industry- A series of seminars and conferences were held to
highlight the latest trends in the industry which can also help the manufacturing sector to move up the value
chain and increase their productivity. These include:
• Session on Industry 4.0
EEPC India in association of Department of Heavy industry (DHI) is raising awareness on the 4th
Industrial Revolution to drive the Indian manufacturing to a ‘Smart and intelligent Manufacturing’ Hub, by
series of awareness raising sessions across various engineering clusters in India.
• Session on e Mobility
The interest that e-vehicles and e-mobility is attracting from the industry and common people
was evident at IESS Show IX, Coimbatore as the session on e-mobility and a panel discussion on India as a
key player in global e-mobility attracted a full house.
• Roundtable on Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies –the way forward
The IXth edition adopted ‘Green & Sustainable Manufacturing- Way Forward’ as one of its key
theme of a session, to highlight the emerging significance of such technologies in the Indian engineering
• Technology Forum
The technology forum was organised with the support from Office of PSA to Government of India to
handhold the Indian MSMEs for upgradating their technology and move up the value chain with technology
• Open Industrial Innovation- Unleashing Technology and Talent for transformation –TiE
Coimbatore + Forge (Partner Incubator)
EEPC India in association with TiE Coimbatore and Forge organised a session on Open Industrial
Innovation- Unleashing Technology and Talent for transformation. The session also saw the signing of Letter of
Understanding by TiE Coimbatore and Forge Accelerator.
USD 743.2 million of prospective business were generated from over 300 B2B meetings were
held with delegates representing from over 40 nations.
292 Exhibitors had submitted their feedback and about 61% of them were newcomers. 87 %
rated the seminars and workshops at IESS IX were excellent or good, 86% found the information
dissemination of the event was excellent or good,83% found B2B sessions was excellent or good.The
analysis revealed 10, 203 contacts were made averaging 45 contacts per exhibitor, of which 61%
were new contacts ;2006 enquiries were generated by the respondents which were worth USD 0.14 million and USD
0.51 million worth of spot orders were booked. All look forward to IESS to turn 10!
2. Policy Advocacy
(A) 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.
(B) 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.
(C) 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
3. New initiatives of EEPC India
(A) 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.
(B) 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, has come into existence from August, 2019
(C) 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.
(D) 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.