At present Gujarat is the second one largest industrial progressive state throughout the country and inside the State, Saurashtra region which was a separate State before 1960, has carved its own identity by developing small industries to large. Since a decade Rajkot has become one of the biggest international industrial hubs.
Thus by foresee industrial needs and to support it there were entity of 2 industrial organizations separately working but in 1963 they amalgamated and renamed as RAJKOT ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION – REA, is now biggest and oldest industrial association of this region having more than 1100 unit members.
The MSME entrepreneurs of this region are well known for their engineering acumen, hard work, deep knowledge the concerned product and a never say die attitude. Amidst this, REA started its roll for uplifting the development of manufacturing activities starting from Diesel Engine pump set and as per time bound demand of various industries of all segments.
Going with time, REA used to provide raw material to its members on “No Profit No Loss” basis to boost up small & medium entrepreneurs during the short supply period. Simultaneously for enriching the knowledge of concurrent engineering progress and technical know–how, REA organizes workshops, seminars, and trainings, buyer sellers meet, etc. periodically. The foreign delegations from various countries are visiting REA and having interaction with members for bilateral business promotion.
REA is having affiliation with renowned Indian organization like, C.I.I., MSME, FICCI, NSIC, CMTI, FASSI, EEPCINDIA, TERI, IIF, IDEMA, DIC, etc.
The Directors of the REA are having representation in all State & Central Govt. agencies viz, Customs & Central Excise, Income Tax, VAT, ESIC, EPF, GPCB, BIS, which helps the members for resolving their problems with Govt. offices.
REA is having ultramodern Library with reach technical books and magazines etc. which is available for members.
REA is having an infrastructure of big A.C. auditorium having 330 seating capacity and one Board Room (A.C.) and one Conference Room having each 50 seating capacity. REA publishing monthly information bulletin and biennially Members Directory to facilitate members. As per the steep requirement of present industries, REA started an innovative initiate for establishing of Common Facility Centre (CFC), named RAJKOT ENGINEERING TESTING & RESEARCH CENTRE, for Submersible pump and Electric motors for the versatile production, design and R & D of it.
This project is approved and financed by Ministry of MSME, New Delhi and Industries Commissioner, Govt. of Gujarat. The work of the project at present is moving fast and likely to start in next year. Moreover, for marketing and export promotion, members of REA are periodically visiting to international trade fairs of Germany, USA, and China etc, under the I.C. Scheme of MSME which helps the members for growth production.
REA is authorized by DGFT, New Delhi, to issue Certificate of Origin (Non preferential) which facilitates exporters a lot. REA has also established a YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SQUAD (YES) under which young and dynamic Engineers, CEOs, MDs, Owners etc. are provided unique information of various intellectual topics related to industries for the betterment and all round growth of industries.
And one of the challenging activities of REA, has organized an international level THE BIG SHOW RAJKOT- 2014, exhibition, during 23 to 26 November, 2014, and National Vendor Development Programme, jointly organized with Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. This exhibition would promote Brand Rajkot on universal map.