All India Rubber Industries Association

The Journey of AIRIA


2016
  • Foreign Delegation: Japan in Feb 2016, Thailand in June 2016 and Taiwan & Korea in July 2016.
  • First edition of RDME Exhibition held at Pune.
  • Gujarat Chapter formed under Western Region.
  • Mr. P K Mohamed has become the proud recipient of the K.M. Philip Award for 2016.
  • 9th India Rubber Expo being held at Chennai Exhibition Centre, Chennai between 19th to 21nd January, 2017.

2015
  • 8th India Rubber Expo & Tyre Show along with Conference & Workshop organized at New Delhi on January, 2015
  • Ministry of Commerce constitutes an expert committee for Rubber Sector
  • K M Philip Award 2015 is awarded to Mr. M F Vohra
  • National Skill Development Council announces that Rubber is a prominent sector for Skill development
  • National Rubber Conference 2015 is held on the 4 metro cities with theme "Path to Future - Stride with NRC"
  • New Foreign Trade Policy unveiled by the Ministry of Commerce
  • AIRIA Celebrates its 70 Years Anniversary
  • AIRIA had a meeting with Director & Consul Government of Thailand
  • AIRIA NR Organizes seminar on EPDM Profiles for Automotive Industry and Financing schemes for MSME
  • AIRIA ER organizes seminar on financial management, meetings with SIDBI, talk on "Sustainable Research Activity" for Indian Rubber Industry, silicone rubber session
  • AIRIA ER Organizes seminar on MSME Sector - VISION 2020
  • AIRIA WR & Pune Chapter Organizes Coffee with Chairman; a series of meetings to discuss local issues, also organized programs like meet the mentors, Sharpen your Skills – a short Crash course on Rubber & Polymer.
  • AIRIA WR & Pune Chapter also organized seminar on Organic Peroxides, Seminar on Impact of FTA on SME Sector, Interactive meetings with Joint Commissioner and Dy Commissioner of Sales Tax.
  • AIRIA WR for the first time organizes Rubber Sports League - Sport with a Cause
  • AIRIA Pune Chapter along with Pune District Education Association Commences Diploma courses in Rubber Chemistry & Processing.

2014
  • National Rubber Conference
  • Seminar on Benefits of Exports by AIRIA-Western Region
  • Seminars on National Policy on Rubber
  • Seminar on ‘’Family Business-Opportunities and Challenges” by AIRIA Eastern Region
  • Philippine Trade visit to AIRIA head office and Factory visits
  • Presentation of Thomas Hancock to Dr Ranjit Mathan
  • Seminar on Importance of communication skill & Stress Management.
  • Seminar on Current changes in Excise Laws by AIRIA Western Region
  • Representation to Government of India on safe Guard Duty an finished rubber products
  • FTAs Killing MSME and seeks rectification of inverted duty structure
  • First Meeting of stakeholders on National Rubber Policy
  • Inauguration of Rubber Technology classroom at Government Polytechnic Bandra, Mumbai
  • Opening of Pune Chapter Office
  • First Batch of RSDC Certified Trainees In the Rubber Plantation sector felicitated at Tripura
  • AIRIA Export Awards 2013-2014
  • INDIA RUBBER MEET 2014

2013
  • 7th India Rubber Expo & Tyre Show along with Conference & Workshop organized at Mumbai from 22-24 January, 2013.
  • AIRIA Invites Nominations for Rubber Technology-Innovation Award 2013
  • AIRIA Celebrating Rubber India Day along with 1st Anniversary of ‘’Ri Weekly’’
  • Chinese Delegation Visit to AIRIA, ATMA and IRMRA
  • AIRIA Export Award

2012
  • National Rubber Conference 2012 has been organized at Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata & Mumbai.

2011
  • 6th India Rubber Expo 2011 held at Chennai between 19th to 22nd January, 2011.

2010
  • Study on demand supply gap of NR was entrusted to M/s Ernst & Young.
  • Mr. R.K. Raman has become the proud recipient of the K.M. Philip Award for 2010.

2009
  • “India Rubber Expo -2009”, was held alongwith International Conference from 28th to 31st January 2009 at Kolkata organized jointly with CII
  • Association jointly with BIS hosted for the third time ISO TC-45 conference held at Kochi from 26th-30th October 2009.

2008
  • AIRIA-NR and CII has organized “Rubtech 2008” an exhibition between 23rd to 26th February,2008 at Delhi.

2007
  • "India Rubber Expo -2007" , International Conference organised at Chennai.
  • Association has signed a MOU with CII for jointly organizing fifth "India Rubber Expo -2009" Being held at Kolkata in January, 2009.
  • Eastern Region has started monthly news letter "Rubber Watch".
  • The K.M.Philip Award was given to Mr. Anil K. Sampat.

2006
  • Association moved to its newly owned premises at Pramukh Plaza, Andheri, Mumbai.
  • Association participated at TPE & Rubber Expo Asia held at Bangkok.

2005
  • 'India Rubber Expo 2005, International conference and Buyer Seller Meet organized at Mumbai.
  • Tie up with K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai for conducting training courses on different facets of Management.
  • ‘Auto Cluster Development & Research Institute Ltd.’ was established at Pune with AIRIA Pune Chapter as a stake holder.
  • Diamond Jubilee of AIRIA Celebrated at a two days function held at Kolkata. (E) Southern Region has started monthly news letter “Rubber News-South”

2004
  • Association participated at “Expobor Brazil 2004” an international exhibition held at Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2003
  • "India Rubber Expo 2003", was Organized at Mumbai.
  • Association participated at “Rubber Expo” Cleveland, USA.
  • Association participated at international exhibition 'Autopromotec' Bologna, Italy.
  • Northern Region has started monthly news letter ‘Rubber News Digest”

2002
  • Purchase of new office for Eastern Region.
  • Delegation to ‘Chinaplas 2002’ at Shanghai, China, through AIPMA.
  • Visit to “Rubber Mini Expo-2002”, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Delegation to Rubber Tech China 2002, Shanghai, China.

2001
  • IRE' 01 launched

1999
  • Participation in Aseanrubber ’99, Singapore - international exhibition 2 and ½ years Diploma Course in Rubber Technology started at Government Polytechnic, Bandra, Mumbai along with testing laboratory with the help of the Rubber Board.

1998
  • Delegation to K-98 Dusseldorf, Germany.

1997
  • Chair in Rubber Technology Institute at Anna University, Tamil Nadu.
  • The K.M.Philip Award was given to Mr.S.V.Lathia

1995
  • The K.M.Philip Award was given to Mr.W.G.Desai.

1994
  • Golden Jubilee celebrated by organizing first International Rubber Conference ‘Rubgold-94’ at Bombay and closing ceremony of Golden Jubilee organised at Kolkata through conference.

1993
  • Members Directory with product classification was published for the first time.
  • K. M. Philip Award consisting of cash prize of Rs.1 lac and Gold Medal instituted for individuals for rendering outstanding services to Rubber Industries was instituted by the Rubber Research & Development Foundation, under the aegis of AIRIA and same was awarded to Mr. Manu M. Patel.

1992
  • Federal structure introduced with 4 regional offices at Delhi, Madras, Calcutta and Bombay, with Head Office at Bombay.

1991
  • Hosted national seminar ‘Rubtech - 91’ at Bombay.

1989
  • AIRIA Education Trust established.

1982
  • The Federal structure came into place some times in 1979-80. After 2 years of the Federal structure coming into place, WR had its first chairman, Mr.K.D.Shah

1971
  • First ever Rubber Manufacturers Directory of India was published.
  • Association name was changed to ‘All India Rubber Industries Association'.

1970
  • Silver Jubilee celebrated and honorary membership instituted for individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Association

1964
  • Association hosted its first ever International Standard Organization Rubber Goods Panel meeting (ISO TC - 45) at Delhi.

1958
  • IRMRA formed.

1957
  • Association along with National Chemical Laboratories Pune, launched Indian Rubber

1952
  • First ever Conference on Rubber along with Exhibition held at Kolkata.

1949
  • Monthly Magazine ‘Rubber India’ launched.

1948
  • Association opened office at Kolkata.

1945
  • Few of the leading Entrepreneurs of Rubber Industry got together and formed Indian Rubber Industries Association.
  • Association nominated one Representative to Rubber Board as per request of Govt. of India.