OIA joined the select band of companies on being conferred Gold trophy as "Regional Export Award" for outstanding export performance during 2012-13 by the apex Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC).
At a glittering function held in Ahmedabad on November 14, 2014 Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel handed over the coveted Gold trophy to OIA Chairman Ambassador V.B. Soni. When she was told by Chairman about OIA's creditable track record in Africa she offered help in any manner for the group's activities in the state of Gujarat.
In her speech to the award winners, Gujarat C.M. called upon the manufacturing sector to adopt "Zero Defect" policy in engineering products, skill development and in technological advancement to compete in the global market. She asked for co-operation of the established engineering companies to help realize Prime Minister NarendraModi's 'Make in India' policy.
Mrs Patel exhorted the manufacturing sector to ensure social equality, contribute to the nation's campaign for Swatch Bharat through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and donate funds for the Chief Minister's SwachchataNidhi, help build toilets in every home.