ICEMA is an apex association for construction equipment manufacturers in India. Constituted in 1949 as Tractor & Allied Equipment Manufacturers and Importers Association Ltd., the association started with 10 Indian member companies, primarily manufacturers and importers of tractors, earthmoving and allied equipment. It was rechristened as Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Association Ltd. (IECIAL) in 1986 with the objective to make the body a national point of reference for the Indian earthmoving & construction equipment industry. In 2012, the association was renamed as Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA), with the objective to make the association a truly representative body of the Indian construction equipment industry and to expand its scope of services. The association boasts of a stellar legacy of 70+ years.
ICEMA represents OEMs covering 95% of the total CE Industry in India, apart from other leading companies who manufacture, trade and finance a variety of products such as hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, motor graders, vibratory compactors, cranes, dumpers, tippers, forklifts trucks, dozers, pavers, batching plants, diesel engines, etc. A non-government & not-for-profit organization, ICEMA serves as a reference point for India’s Construction, Earthmoving, Material Handling & Mining (CEMM) industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debates and engaging with policy makers, ICEMA articulates the views and concerns of CEMM industry in India. It serves its members from the Indian private & public corporate sectors and multinationals and derives its strength and sustenance from the membership which is key to its subsistence. The major corporate and manufacturing units in India including OEMs, component manufacturers, financiers, banks and insurance companies are in direct membership of this apex body and play a key role in charting out the key policies that are needed for overall economic growth & development of CEMM industry in India.
In pursuit of its nation building endeavour, ICEMA supports and guides the CE industry and engages with governments and policy makers in shaping new policies, works towards development of new standards for construction equipment and creates platforms for knowledge dissemination. The Association is a bridge between the Indian and global construction equipment industry by interfacing with international counterparts.
A key aspect of ICEMA’s work includes promotion of safety, setting of emission norms, technology integration & adoption, as well as continuous stakeholder engagement. To help improve the industry’s efficiency, ICEMA also engages in developing a skilled workforce. The Association’s activities are guided by a Governing Council comprising of industry leaders. The objectives are pursued through various panels within ICEMA that guide the activities of the organisation.
On the policy issues, ICEMA works very closely with various Government Ministries/Departments including Ministry of Heavy Industries, Ministry of Finance, Office of Economic Adviser (DPIIT), Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) and Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The association also has strong linkages with other global partners such as CEMA (Japan), AEM (USA), CECE (EU), KOCEMA (Korea) and CCMA (China) etc.