In the year 1994, on the 6th of June, a group of industrialists, owning units on Pune- Nagar Road, assembled over high tea at Milton Plastics Ltd., at the invitation of its Director, Mr. Yogesh Vaghani and Mr. V. L. Malu of Hi-Tech Plast Containers India Ltd. The idea was to form a common platform for the industries located on Pune -Nagar Road, to address the problems faced by them. The response was overwhelming with 45 out of 55 Invitees responding to the idea. This was foundation day for •Nagar Road Industries Association". An ad hoc committee was formed under the chairmanship of Mr. Yogesh Vaghani, the other members being Mr. Surinder Aggarwal, Mr. Omprakash Agarwal, Cdr. A. V. Ghole (Retd.), Mr. Sanjay Ajmera and Mr. V. L. Malu. A small get together over high tea thus transformed into the Chamber of Commerce you know of today.
There was no looking back for Nagar Road Industries Association, 'NRIA', as it was then known. The membership grew from 10 to 150 within a span of 8 years. Initially, the membership was restricted to Industries located at Sanaswadi, Shikrapur, Koregaon Bhima on Pune Nagar Road. Later the membership was extended to Shirur. Many large industries located in the newly formed MIDC at Ranjangaon quickly became members.
In order to truly reflect the work being done under the umbrella of Nagar Road Industries Association (NRIA) and to augment further growth, the Association converted into "Nagar Road Industries Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture" (NRICCA), a body corporate, registered under the Companies Act 1956 in August 2004. Subsequently, to open membership to Industries located in different parts of Pune and Maharashtra, the Chamber was renamed as
“Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agricul1ure Pune (DCCIA Pune)”, were operating as such w.e.f.1.4.2009.
As the chamber march’s ahead, each one of us is contributing to the Chamber's growth. The regional mould has been broken and the membership is no longer restricted to industries located on Nagar Road. The membership is rising with every passing day as more and more people organizations are realizing that we mean business. The Managing Committee cherishes a dream to convert this Industrial Belt into Mini-Japan. The Chamber took the lead to implement KAIZEN and over 2000 workmen from 50 member industries have been trained in various 'Japanese' techniques to be used on the shop floor for value addition and maximizing through-puts. Today, we see many member factories implementing techniques like 5 S, SMED, TPM, POKA YOKE, DOE, FMEA and Lean Manufacturing. Workshops and in-house training programs on various aspects of manufacturing are conducted on regular basis. Egged on with our special training to over 2000 workers, in Hindi and Marathi, on different aspects of Kaizen and Lean Management,'MiniJapan' will soon be reality.