Industries in Ahmedabad
Textile and chemical industries always played a major role in the growth of the region and also the industries. Factories in Ahmedabad employee 18% of workers in the state and account for a total 21.5% of factories in the state. Ahmedabad city, Virangam, Daskroi, Sanad and Dholka are the major industrial areas in the district. Apart from large companies Ahmedabad also leads in Small Scale Industries (SSI) number with 61,185 constituting 21.96% of the total units in Gujarat.
Textile Industry in Ahmedabad
With 33% of the cotton produced in the state coming from Ahmedabad itself, the city has become a hub of textile industries. Major textile industries like Arvind Mills, Reliance Industries, Ashima Denims and Suzlon Fibres have its operation in Ahmedabad.
Chemical and Petrochemical Industry in Ahmedabad
Due to the presence of the region in the cotton growing belt, and with live rivers Sabarmati, Tapti, Narmada flowing through the state the region is more prosperous for agriculture. This has helped the chemical and fertilizer companies to stabilize and expand in this region.
Pharma Industry in Ahmedabad
Major pharma companies like Cadila Healthcare, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Concord Biotech have their operation in Ahmedabad. With 1,100 formulation units and 400 bulk drug manufacturers Gujarat contributes 30%share in pharma industry for the country.
Plastic Industry in Ahmedabad
The Ahmedabad Plastic Hub has over 1000 companies employing more than 15,000 people. There are many companies manufacturing plastic pipes, rods, tubes and other products. A special SEZ is being developed by Plastene Infrastructure in the Kutch are covering 100 hectares.
Automobile IndustryApart from these industries Ahmedabad is also home for some of the prominent auto manufacturing industries like Tata, General Motors, AMW, Maruti Suzuki and others. Due to the presence of automobile companies the ancillary units related to this sector has blossomed.
Small ancillary units related to manufacturing of oil engines, electric motors, pumps, industrial valves and bearings have grown enormously in three areas in Gujarat namely Sanand in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Halol. The Gujarat government is also concentrating on the Agro and food processing industry.