IBS Software Services
IBS Software is a leading software solutions provider to the global travel, transportation and logistics industry. It has moved many steps ahead and today has a staff of about 1000 Employees today. It began its operations with 60 employees in 1997. Its development centre in Trivandrum operates from Technopark and the facility at Cochin is based at Infopark
Apollo Tyres Ltd
Apollo Tyres Ltd is India's fastest growing tyre company and one of the country's leading tyre manufacturers. The company set up its first manufacturing unit at Perembra in Kerala. In 1995, Apollo took over the Premier Tyres plant in Kalamassery. Today, this plant manufactures most of the tyres that Apollo exports. The company also has plants in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Apollo Tyres was the first tyre company in the country to obtain an ISO 9001 certification for all its operations. The company manufactures tyres and tubes for two wheelers, cars, trucks and tractors and has a network of more than 100 sales and service offices in the country.
Coir Cooperative Marketing Federation (COIRFED)
The Kerala State Coir Co-operative Marketing Federation is the apex organisation in the coir industry comprising 585 member societies producing yarn, mats & mattings and operating de-fibreing units. COIRFED has 108 showrooms in the country, of which 51 are company-owned and the rest run by franchisees. The company also exports its products to Europe, USA and the Middle East.
The US$ 4.3 billion British group has set up its documentation centre at the IT park in Thiruvananthapuram, which functions as a support centre for Hays Plc's European business. Hays Plc has three streams of businesses in HR, logistics and commercial services which include imaging, corporate mailing, systems management and document management. The company has been present in the state for five years. It also has operations in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.
IVL India Ltd
IVL India Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IVL GmbH, is a business technology consulting company specialising in SAP implementation, optimisation, integration and development of knowledge services. It develops software for its parent company's global clients in Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Taiwan, Finland, France and Singapore. It is also a major player in the domestic ERP market with 85 mega projects under its belt. The company is based in Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML)
Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd, a wholly owned government enterprise, is one of the pioneers in the mineral sand industry in the country. KMML is the world's first fully integrated titanium dioxide plant and provides employment to 2000. KMML is the country's first and only manufacturer of Rutile Grade Titanium dioxide by Chloride route. KMML is ISO 9002 certified. It currently exports 20 per cent of its production and aims to increase this to 50 per cent by 2005.
Kerala State Bamboo Corporation
Kerala State Bamboo Corporation Ltd, a Government of Kerala undertaking, was established in 1971. Its head office is at Angamally in Ernakulam district. The main activities include manufacturing and marketing of bamboo ply, artefacts and other value added bamboo products. The corporation employs over 100,000 individuals engaged in reed cutting, mat weaving and manufacture of handicrafts.
Seaview Support Systems Pvt Ltd
Located at Technopark, Trivandrum, this 10 year old BPO company providing back-office services such as Medical transcription, Coding, Billing, Medical research transcription, Legal transcription and Consultancy. Seaview is part of UK's ambitious multi-billion pound project to digitise its National Medical Service records. Seaview has a global presence through a joint venture with Speech Machines, the world's largest medical transcription company. Both the companies are based in Thiruvananthapuram.
Softex Computer Consultants
Softex is a global leader in developing games for mobile phones and software solutions. Its product and project portfolio includes wireless applications, Internet, Intranet and client server applications for industries such as healthcare, ITES, business and entertainment. The company's clients include international telecom giants such as Nokia, Ericsson and Siemens.
Steel and Industrial Forgings (SIFL)
Steel and Industrial Forgings Ltd, a subsidiary of Steel Industrials Kerala Ltd, is a wholly owned Government of Kerala undertaking located at Athani, near Trichur. SIFL's diverse product mix includes complex and high precision forgings for defence, specialised forgings for aero and space research, heavy forgings for commercial vehicles and spares for light automobiles. The company is ISO 9002 certified for its quality standards. Main production machinery comprises 10 tonnes and 6 tonnes closed die pneumatic forge hammers with an annual capacity of 7,500 metric tonnes of carbon & alloy steel and non-ferrous & special metals.
SunTec Business Solutions
SunTec, a US$ 20 million company, provides transaction management solutions for the financial services and telecommunications industries. The company has developed billing systems for domestic clients such as the Department of Telecommunications, HFCL, Escotel's ISP project, iServe and international clients such as KPN (Finnish), Essnet Cabletron and Tritone. In 2004, German giant, Schroder Ventures Asia Pacific Fund invested US$ 4 million in SunTec. Thus, enabling the company to enhance its global operations. The company currently offers solutions in the wireless, cable & broadband, wire line and Internet space. The company is based in Thiruvananthapuram.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services, a US$ 2 billion IT services company, was one of the first IT companies to invest in the state. TCS has a state-of-the-art facility at the Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. Today, this facility operates as a training college for new global recruits. TCS plans to operate another facility at Kochi. This centre will house about 600 software professionals and will serve as a base for software development and IT services to meet the requirements of both domestic and overseas customers.
Toonz Animations India Pvt Ltd
Founded in 1999, it is a major provider of animation to top US and European producers. It has corporate headquarters at the Technopark campus, with divisions in USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.
It is a world-class animation studio delivering content for Film, Television, DVD, Internet and other interactive platforms. Based in Trivandrum, Toonz is among the most advanced studios in the country and has emerged as a potential player in the international animation industry. Promoted by the Canada-based Comcraft Group, Toonz Animations is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Multitech Investment, Mauritius. The company has successfully completed commercial films for clients such as Pepsi, Nestle, Bharat Gas, Coca-Cola, among others. In 2000, the company won the first prize at UNICEF's World Animation Celebration at Los Angeles. More recently, the Animation Magazine heralded the company as one of the top ten multimedia studios in the world. The company's turnover stood at US$ 5 million in 2004. The multi award-winning studio is headed by a team of professionals from different parts of the world.
Traco Cable Company Ltd
The company began its operations in 1964 in technical collaboration with a Canada based company M/S. Kelesey Engineering Co. Ltd. It is engaged in the task of manufacturing high quality cables and wires. It has its Head office at Kochi with factory works at Kochi and Thiruvalla. It caters to the needs of Public Sector Undertakings in India such as railways and electricity boards of various states.
Transformers and Electricals Kerala Ltd (TELK)
Set up in 1963, under an agreement with the Government of Kerala, State Industrial Development Corporation and M/S Hitachi Ltd., Japan. It is located at Angamally, near Kochi. It came into existence to set up a Unit for designing and manufacturing extra high voltage electrical equipments in India. The company commenced operations with the manufacture of power transformers and extended its products to a whole range of electrical equipments. TELK takes the credit of manufacturing the first 420 KV transformer (1978) and the first 420 KV SF6 breaker (1979) in the country.
Travancore Cements Ltd (TCL)
Travancore Cements Ltd was incorporated in 1946 and began manufacture of grey cement in 1949. It has a licenced capacity of 50,800 tonnes of cement per annum. TCL has diversified its businesses, adding ordinary portland cement, cement paint and dry cement primer besides acrylic emulsion paint for interiors and exteriors. The ISO 9002 certified company is the only manufacturer in the state that makes white cement from raw material other than conventional limestone.
This California-based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Technology Resources, LLC. Located at Technopark, Trivandrum, it is a leading provider of end-to-end global information technology and BPO services to Fortune 500 companies. The company was established in 1999 at the Infotech Park in Thiruvananthapuram. The company's state-of-the-art facilities in the state are highly rated by clients and independent assessors. The facility at Thiruvanathapuram is built on 180 acres and employs over 1,800 developmental resources. The facilities are connected by high bandwidth dedicated leased lines as well as Internet leased lines.