KOCHI: Bringing about a ‘green’ change in the industrial sector of the state, five eco-friendly companies have started operations at Infrastructure Kerala Limited’s (INKEL) campus at Angamaly. INKEL Tower 1 campus is mainly meant for non-polluting industries such as logistics, IT and ITES. The INKEL officials have revealed that more such companies are on the fray to set up companies at the facility.
“We are getting a very good response from homegrown entrepreneurs as well as business houses within and outside the country. We are very optimistic about Tower I running on full swing in the very near future,” said T Balakrishnan, managing director, INKEL.
The companies which had already set up their units in the campus include CML Biotec, Cochin School of Languages, Mallelil Polymers, Sajo Industries, and Lijan India.
The INKEL Tower-1 is a 2,00,000- sqft plug-and-play industrial space which is available on long-term lease of 85 years or for monthly rentals, in modules of 5,000 sqft of super built up area and above to the entrepreneurs/investors.
“In addition to the dedicated power and water supply, the facility has ample parking space and advanced fire protection system. The campus is available for non-polluting industries,” he added.
According to sources, the market value of the property is expected to appreciate manifold in the immediate future due to the fast track growth of Kochi and emergence of Kochi-Thrissur corridor, as a major investment destination.
“The facility is offered at very economical rates which will be very attractive to investors. The facility with all required infrastructure like water, power, connectivity, communication, material handling, parking etc will facilitate immediate start up of any venture. Also, the single window facility ensures quick processing of all the permits and licenses and INKEL will facilitate this. At present this is the only such ‘ready to occupy’ industrial space available in Kerala,” a press statement from INKEL said.
The facility is located at the land of Transformers Electrical Kerala Limited (TELK) at Angamaly. The work for building the second tower is progressing at the adjacent area near to the first facility.