Western India Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association is an association of corrugated box manufacturers in Western India, which in short is called WICMA. It was established in the year 1967. It has at present about 460 members spread over Western India in places like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Jalna, Daman, Goa, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Raipur etc.
WICMA 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 2000. The annual turnover from this industry is about 3,500 Crores.
WICMA was established with the main objectives of promoting trade, commerce and industry connected with corrugated boards and boxes; to promote and advance commercial and technical education of corrugated packaging; to communicate and liaison with the chambers of commerce and other commercial and industrial and public bodies in India and abroad and to undertake, encourage and assist Research & Development work with a view to raising the quality standards of corrugated boards and boxes.
WICMA has at present five Divisions, namely Vidarbha, Sahyadri, Nashik, Deccan and Marathwada. Divisions are formed to advance the common interest of members, promote networking among members and to foster a sense of fellowship and comradeship amongst them.
WICMA R&D Centre. was inaugurated on 16.09.1998. The main objective of WICMA R&D Centre is to help – in terms of Technology – Members, other corrugators, mills, dealers, raw material suppliers, etc. All technical activities of WICMA are conducted through WICMA R&D Centre.
The R&D Centre is managed under the supervision, guidance and control of Research Advisory Committee (RAC), consisting of members from manufacturers, users of corrugated packaging, Paper Mills and members of academic excellence.
The R&D Centre is recognized by
WICMA R&D Centre is the first of its kind in India that is devoted exclusively to the Research & Development activities of Corrugated fibre boards / boxes / Kraft Paper.
As such, as on date, WICMA R&D has no peers. All the projects conducted by WICMA R&D so far are done for the first time in India and all of them are of high practical importance.
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