The Faridabad and Ballabgarh Complex is situated at Sher Shah Suri Marg known as Delhi Mathura Road at 32 km from New Delhi in the state of Haryana. In order to rehabilitate the displaced persons consequent upon partition in1947 this complex was conceived way back in 1950. Inititally there were about 4-5 industries and over a period of time this area has grown phenomenally beyond the expectations of original planners. There are now about 15,000 small, medium and large industries in this complex providing direct and indirect employment to nearly half a million people and ranks 9th largest industrial estate in Asia.The combined turnover is estimated to be about Rs. 1500 billion. Many international/ multinational companies like Whirlpool, Goodyear, Larsen & Toubro, Asia Brown Boveri, GKN Invel, Woodward Governer, Castrol besides Escorts, Eicher, Cutler Hammer, Hyderabad Asbestos, Nuchem are operating in this belt.
A variety of Engineering products from Forgings to Tractors, Clutch Assembly to leaf springs are being manufactured by the industries in this belt. The total land are occupied by the industries is about 6948 hectares.
Industrial Associations of Faridabad
1) Faridabad Industries Association
2) Faridabad Small Industries Association
3) Laghu Udhyog Bharti
4) Faridabad Manufactures Association
5) Faridabad Chamber of Commerce & Industries
The Faridabad Industries Association popularly known as the FIA was started way back in 1952 initially by a group of enterprising industrialists. In the year 1965-66 the erstwhile Punjab manufacturing organization was merged with the Faridabad Industries Association to form a larger organization to represent the small medium and large scale industries in this area. Over the efflux of time, the Faridabad Industries Association has become one of the most outspoken and effective Associations in the Northern Region. Its views are listened to with respect by one and all authorities and it is entirely because of the continous support which it gets from its members.
The FIA members are contributing nearly 80% of the total turnover and employment in this industrial complex.
The FIA is largely a service oriented organization and it its presence in all facets of Industrial activities is being actually felt by its members. The FIA is not only serving the industries but also extends its activities to other areas like Environment, Sports, Cultural, Rural Education etc. It is the main reason for its credibility and increased membership over a period of years.
The industries including the Faridabad Industries Association are:
- Small Scale Industries
- Medium Scale Industries
- Large Scale Industries