G.C.B.M.A. – Corrugated Box Manufacture Charitable Association is an association of corrugated box manufacturers in Gujarat, India, which in short is called GCBMA is registered accociation with registrar of societry,Ahmedabad. Previously it was known as Gujarat Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ Association and was established on dated 14th July, 1972 was established with the main objectives of promoting trade, commerce and industry connected with corrugated boards and boxes. It was started with only 10 founder members at Baroda and today it has strength of 511 members at present spread over each and every district of Gujarat as follows-
Ahmedabad-129, Anand-4, Aravalli-3, Banaskantha-3, Bharuch-4, Bhavnagar-6, Gandhinagar-40, Gir Somnath-8, Jamnagar-2, Junagadh-3, Kutch-4, Kheda-3, Mehsana-30, Morbi-67, Panchmahal-6, Patan-2, Rajkot-65, Sabarkantha-28, Surat-34, Surendranagar-12, Vadodara-43 and Valsad-15
G.C.B.M.A. Corrugated Box Manufacture Charitable Association is affiliated to the Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers of India; an apex body of corrugated manufacturers all over India having at present a membership of about 2629. GCBMA is the largest association strenthwise amongest all 13 regional association affiliated with FCBM.
Long a go before 51 years, it was a remarkable and historic day for the corrugated box industry of Gujarat on dated 14th July-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 to form an association with the main objectives of promoting trade, commerce and industry connected with corrugated boards and boxes in the name of GUJARAT CORRUGATED BOX MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION. The founder members were as follows-
- M/s. Shakti Packaging Industries, Baroda
- M/s. Saurashtra Packaging Pvt. Ltd., Rajkot
- M/s. Baroda Packaging, Baroda
- M/s. Baroda Box Mfg Co., Baroda
- M/s. Creative Corrugating Industries, Baroda
- M/s. Cellulose Products of India Ltd., Ahmedabad
- M/s. Carton and Container, Baroda
- M/s. Vakal Traders, Baroda
- M/s. Gujarat Paper Industries, Baroda
- M/s. Standard Corrugators, Baroda
The first meeting of GCBMA was held on 19-07-1972 at hotel Utsav Baroda and the following office bearers were elected
President- Mr. C.D.Shah of M/s. Shakti Packaging Industries, Baroda
Vice President- Mr. M.K. Mehta of M/s. Saurashtra Packaging Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot
Hon. Secretary- Mr. V.C. Shah of M/s. Standard Corrugators, Baroda
Hon. Treasurer- Mr. M.M. Patel of M/s. Baroda Box Mfg.Co.., Baroda
GCBMA has got the opportunity to host FCBM Conferences in year-
- 1982- 11th Conference at Barod-
Theme- Corrugated Packaging for Better Environment
Mr. M.K. Mehta of M/s. Saurashtra Packaging Pvt. Ltd. Rajkot was elected as President of FCBM
- 1997- 26th Conference at Mount Abu
Theme- Corrugated Packaging- Meeting the national needs moving
Mr. Ashwin Shah of M/s. Supack Industries, Rajkot was elected as President of FCBM
- 2014- 43rd Conference, Udaipur
Theme- What next? Let’s step up
Mr. P.S.Shah of M/s. Creative Corrugating Industries was elected as President of FCBM
- Now 2023- 51st Conference, GOA
Theme- CORRUMANTRA- Paryavaran Rakshnam Paramo Dharma
During these 51 years the members of GCBMA has won many Awards Constituted by FCBM like CORRUSTAR Award, B.K.Doshi Award, Harlalka Award INDIA Star Award of IIP and many other national and International recognition of corrugated box industries as follows-
M/s. Wonder Kraft Packaging Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara Won 3 Corrustar Award and M/s. Supack Industries, Rajkot and M/s. Royal Pack Industries, Vadodara won 2 Corrustar Award each.
M/s. Viva Packaging Products, Ahmedabad have won maximum 12 Corrustar Awards with one hetrick in 2001 and received in almost all categories. Thus total 19 Corrustar Award won by GCBMA members.
M/s. Viva Packaging Products, Ahmedabad has been awarded B.K.Doshi Award in year 2015 for significant contribution to the corrugated Packaging Industry in India by FCBM.
Three of our Past President, FCBM from GCBMA has been awarded Harlalka Award Mr. M.K. Mehta, 1988 – M/s. Saurashtra Packaging Pvt. Ltd. , Rajkot, Mr. Ashwin Shah, 1999- M/s. Supack Industries Pvt Ltd., Rajkot, Mr. P.S. Shah, 2017- M/s. Creative Corrugating Industries, Vadodara
Mr. Prahlad Patel of M/s. Radhe Packaging, Chhatral has been serving as President of GCBMA for the longest term till today.
GCBMA has done many Noble work for the human being and community like donation to the 2001 earthquake victims of Kuttch Bhuj. Distribution of Swachh Bin for swachhata hi seva mission, Corrugated Emergency Bed for corona victims and many more noble work has been done during the past 51 years.
GCBMA has also organized many technical seminars and conferences and a Comprihansive two days Certificate Course on Packaging for the benefit of the corrugators.
Very soon GCBMA is opening its own R&D Centre inside new office building premises at Ahmedabad.