I am extremely happy to introduce a brief and remarkable History of Gujarat Corrugated Box Manufacturers' Association.
The aim behind introducing this history is to remember the work done by the Past Office Bearers, to analyze the landmark event and happening of the association in the past. Third to encourage, boost new and young members to work dedicatedly for strengthening the association because I think we have to achieve many more milestones to make it as real Association.
Long ago before 41 years ,it was a remarkable and historic day on dated 14-07-1972 in the office of M/s. Shakti Packaging Industries, Baroda, where 10 Corrugators from all the region of Gujarat gathered to express their unity and form a association with the name of "Gujarat Corrugated Box Manufacturers' Association".
The first meeting of the Gujarat Corrugated Box Manufacturers' Association was held on 19-07-1972 at Hotel Utsav, Baroda.
All the ten founder members have a dream of making this association a huge tree from the seed they have planted. Their dream seems to become true with the help of the managing committee since its inception. At the eve of 41st AGM, the strength of our association will cross 450 marks.
During this 41 years journey our Association has crossed several landmark. Our Association has hosted AGM and Conference of FCBM.
And now history repeats for year 2014-15, GCBMA is hosting FCBM conference and our Mr. P.S. Shah will lead as president.
Mr. M.M. Patel was elected / selected as President for 13 years, and worked as office bearer for 18 years, Mr. Satish Patel served the Association as office bearer for 18 years and Mr Pravin Shah served the association as office bearer for 15 years which show their remarkable dedication for the association.
Our association is organizing several Technical Session on different subjects related to our industry for the benefit of the members.
Since last 3 years our association has organized several one-day seminars in Gujarati as well in English was with registration fees. Our association is planning to open its own office and R&D Laboratory in Ahmedabad, which will provide all testing facilities to the members.