The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 8,500 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 250 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
As a developmental institution working towards India’s overall growth with a special focus on India@75 in 2022, the CII theme for 2017-18, India@75: Inclusive. Ahead. Responsible emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate India's growth and development. The focus will be on key enablers such as job creation; skill development and training; affirmative action; women parity; new models of development; sustainability; corporate social responsibility, governance and transparency.
With 67 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126
Integral Coach Factory is a premier Production Unit of Indian Railways manufacturing railway passenger coaches. ICF is versatile in manufacturing coaches for main line, suburban, metro, self propelled, luxury, special purpose coaches like Emission Test Car, accident relief train etc. ICF is World's No.1 coach manufacturer in terms of quantity and varieties of coaches made so far with over 55000 coaches in more than 500 variants passing through the portals of ICF. ICF's USP covers design, development, manufacture and design validation of various types of coaches for Indian Railways, non-Railway customers and for export.
Today, the coach factory produces more than 2500 coaches of more than 50 variants in a year. ICF has started manufacturing stainless steel coaches in a big way. Coaches for Kolkata Metro, DEMU and EMU train sets are also made out of stainless steel. ICF has also been foraying into exports and adoption of cutting edge technology. ICF has exported large number of coaches to Afro-Asian countries, including Diesel Electrical Multiple Units recently to Srilanka. Self propelled Diesel Train sets and Electric Train sets with 3-phase state-of-the-art technology are currently under manufacture. Development of high speed Train sets (Nicknamed Train-18) are also on hand.