Primary Activities

  • Business Development & Marketing
  • Propagate the capabilities of the Indian Process Plant & Machinery (PPM) industry nationally and internationally through Participation in International Exhibitions in India & Abroad Participating in National & International Symposiums on relevant subjects
  • Make presentations to International Companies about capabilities of its members Act as a catalyst for tie-ups between Members and other companies for projects in India & third Countries
  • Inform members about emerging opportunities in related fields
  • Inform members about various project opportunities emerging through multilateral financing agencies & Government of India grants and lines of credit
  • Establish Liaison with Embassies & Trade Missions
  • Provide networking opportunities to members amongst themselves and their customer group
  • Capability Building
  • Organize seminars, workshops & training programs on subjects relevant to industry such as below :

Market Entry Strategies

  • Market Segmentation & Market Entry strategies Use of web as a marketing tool e-Business International funded projects & lines of credit International Logistics, INCO Terms, anti terrorism requirements Foreign Exchange Management: Banking / Letter of Credit / Hedging / Factoring

Export Pricing

  • Estimation and Costing for Exports
  • Export Procedures and Documentation / Advance License
  • Micro Planning for Exports
  • WTO related issues / Intellectual property rights & their impact
  • Technical barriers to trade Europe, China other countries
  • Commercial & Legal aspects of sale & purchase
  • Arbitration & contract management
  • Excise, Service Tax, Sales Tax, Works Contract Tax
  • Impact of Union Budget on PPM industry
  • Risk management thru insurance
  • Patent & trademarks
  • Sale & purchase of technology
  • Health, Safety & Environment at factory & at project sites
  • Project finance, costing & cash flow management
  • Project management for EPC contracts
  • Scheduling & network analysis
  • Time & motion study
  • Surface preparation & protective coatings
  • Heavy lift methodology, planning & safety
  • Design & fabrication of pressure vessels, tanks, piping
  • Power conservation
  • Power distribution, conservation & safety at project sites
  • Science & Art Steel Storage Tank Design, Construction & Repairs
  • Petroleum Storage & Handing Systems
  • Workshop on Total Water Management

Special Projects

  • PPMAI undertakes special projects for the business development & capability building of its members drawn from its SME sector. These programs are undertaken through assistance from development funding agencies.

White paper

  • Publish white paper on matters related to industry and ensure its wide circulation to articulate industry’s point of view.


  • Keep track of policies of the Government and keep the members informed about interesting developments
  • Establishing liaison at Central level with Finance, Economic Ministries and Industry Ministries
  • Establishing liaison with Taxation Authorities at Central & State Level
  • Establishing Liaison with major Public Sector Corporations & Government departments
  • Take up topical issues as and when it arise


  • Keep track of taxation and take up relevant issues with the concerned Governments for removing abnormalities in quantum as well as Tax administration methodology.

Training & Development

  • Organize seminars,workshops & traning programs on various subjects revelent to industry such as taxation,logistics,international norms , contracts ,management & technical subjects.


  • Establish liaison with media to ensure adequate publicity to Industry’s activities, achievements and problems. Publish Bulletin PPMAI Speak and e journal PPMAI eSpeak to inform members of various developments

Help Desk

  • PPMAI has a help desk for its members. Members having either technical or commercial queries post their questions to the help desk by email. PPMAI finds answer to their questions.

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