Automation Industry Association (AIA) founded in 2004, is India’s apex automation industry body, with over 40 high tech automation companies. The technologies they represent encompass electrical automation, mechanical automation, continuous and batch process automation, robotics, machine vision, assembly and material handling systems, sensors, controllers, actuators, communication devices, HMI, real-time software, simulation, training, and a host of interface and supporting sub-systems AIA has pioneered the vendor-neutral approach in spreading knowledge and creating awareness on Global standards and practices. The Automation Centres of Excellence established at IIT Madras and Apollo Knowledge Institute, Vadodara are national facilities supported by AIA.