Ankleshwar Industrial Estate was set up by Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation in early 70s. This industrial estate is spread over an area of 1600 hectares in close proximity to National Highway No.8 and Delhi-Mumbai Railway Line. Being an ideal location for industrialization, as on date, more than 1200 industries, consisting of chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, bulk drugs, petroleum products, engineering, textiles, plastics, rubber and packaging etc. are located in this industrial estate.
Ankleshwar Industries Association was established in 1978 by the industries located in Ankleshwar GIDC estate. After 26 years of its inception Ankleshwar Industries Association stands out from other state based industries associations by its achievements in diversified areas. Several activities are being undertaken under the umbrella of AIA. They include redressal of grievances faced by member industries, infra-structural development of estate through member's participation, providing guidelines to small scale industries to fulfill various legal requirements, green-belt development, activities related to environmental preservation and pollution control, disaster prevention and management, creating awareness among surrounding population about various issues, etc.
To carry out above activities in the most efficient manner, Ankleshwar Industries Association has promoted Ankleshwar Industrial Development Society, Ankleshwar Environmental Preservation Society, Enviro Technology Ltd, Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Ltd and Narmada Clean Tech Ltd.
Gujarat State is poised for significant industrial growth in the country. Ankleshwar Industrial Estate, one of the largest Industrial Estates of Asia Continent was set up in mid 70s by GIDC. More than 1200 industrial units are functioning in this estate. As majority of them are chemical, Ankleshwar is also popular as Major Chemical Zone of the State. Ankleshwar is te hub of the industrial activity in Bharuch District.