Mumbai based, The Rubber and Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA) is the only Indian platform for traders, importers and agents in the field. It has been striving to champion the causes of all those who are rubber chemicals for mutual benefits ever since it was formed in the year 1994 with the help of far sighted merchants who are dealing in rubber and chemicals.
Every year it aims to add more members and widen its reach. It is the only association where the rubber chemical merchants come under one roof to share their views of the market and share their latest industry trends. There is no threshold limit of turnover, any company dealing in rubber and chemical can be a member, but no actual user of rubber can join the organization.
Currently there are about 113 members in RCMA. By 2014 the managing committee plans to take the membership beyond the 125 member mark. It is also planned to include one more category of members that are manufacturers of raw rubber and rubber machinery in the current year, according to Himanshu Kamani, Chairman.
RCMA has organized various seminars for the benefits of the members which include financial guidance technical knowhow and also various entertainment programs every year. RCMA members are indenters, importers, distributor and traders of synthetic rubber, natural rubber, rubber chemical and carbon blacks.
The present managing committee comprises Himanshu Kamani (Chairman), Mahavir Vaid (Treasurer), Harshil Shah (Secretary), Kaushik Ajmera and Nimish Dholakia (Committee members). RCMA celebrates every January 3 as:”RCMA DAY”. Programs initiated during 2013-2014 by RCMA included a trip to Ganpatiphule celebrating RCMA day. RCMA arranged seminar on Unleashing the Power Within for Personal and Professional Success. Live Program on Interactive session on Sales tax and Married women property act 1847 was also taken place.
New Initiatives, It has been decided to institute ‘Merit awards’ to members children who’s aggregate marks above 75% in their 8th,9th,10th,12th and graduation to be distributed during the AGM of the organization every year. “Looking to today’s needs with faster and effective means of communication and also the very existence, our organization has floated its website www.rcma.org.in and members can take full advantage with opportunities to view members database, view events, news, advertisement, etc.”Himanshu Kamani said.
The association has drawn several plans to generate activity oriented income including advertising through e-mails that has received excellent response. The goal of RCMA is to make the association to have pan India presence.