The first meeting to form an association was initiated by Sri R. J. Mohan Rao of Raavela Industries in early 2018. Calls were made to as many manufacturers from his office inviting for a casual chat. A few of us gathered and discussed the need to have an association for this industry. During the meeting an ad-hoc committee was formed to initiate the process for registering the industry, preparing the byelaws. Extensive calls were made to manufacturers through various channels announcing the formation of the association.
The association was launched in a modest meeting on 7th Feb in FETSIA office in Sanath Nagar. On that the day the membership increased to 36 manufacturers. The association continues to grow in size till date.