KINFRA Integrated Industrial & Textile Park, Palakkad
The KINFRA Park at Palakkad hosts the first major defence production unit in Kerala. Built at a cost of Rs 300 crore, the manufacturing facility of BEML is the first of three phases. The Central public sector unit plans a total investment of Rs 1,200 crore spread over three years.
Palakkad is a true reflection of India: a land where agriculture and industry thrive together. In Kerala, one would not be able to find many such places. The arrival of BEML LIMITED, a mini-ratna Central PSU, adds glamour to the industrial landscape of the border district.
BEML, a leading defence manufacturing unit, has setup its fourth manufacturing complex at Kanjikode KINFRA Integrated Industrial Area in Palakkad, Kerala, as part of its expansion and diversification plan, with investment of around Rs 260 crores. The land for the purpose is being given by the Kerala government to the extent of 1000 acres. In the first phase the government has already handed around 375 acres of land at Kanjikode, Palakkad. The foundation stone laying ceremony of the project was held on 18th January 2009. The project has come up in record time.
The project site has the locational and economical advantages being strategically located in the state with proximity to sea port, rail connectivity and airport.
The new complex of BEML at Palakkad will be a dedicated Centre for the manufacture of Defence equipments including BEML TATRA Vehicles 6 X 6 and 8 X 8, high mobility off road military vehicles, Mil Wagons, Floating PMS Bridges, Sarvatra Vehicles and super structure of Mil-wagon besides parts and aggregates for Rail and Metro Cars. Rail coach assemblies such as bogie frames, side walls, end walls, rail coach bogie frames, LHB aggregates, other rail parts and spares will also be manufactured here.
The State government has agreed to provide corridor land for rail connectivity to BEML for its rail manufacturing facility which is coming up in the second phase with state Government support for underpass across national high way upon which complete products such as ACEMU, LHB coaches, Mil-Wagons and aluminium and stainless steel goods-wagons will be taken up for production.
The company is ready for production from the inauguration day. It has provided direct employment for 200 people now, which will increase after the completion of the second phase of expansion to 500 people and indirect employment to over 1,000 people eventually.
The facility to be set up at an investment of Rs 260 crore will be a dedicated centre for the manufacture of defence equipment, including BEML TATRA vehicles, high mobility off road military vehicles, Mil wagons, floating PMS bridges, Sarvatra vehicles besides parts and aggregates for rail and metro cars.
The State Government has promised to allocate 1,000 acres, of which it has already handed over 375 acres at Kanjikode. The project has come up in record time as the foundation stone was held on January 18, 2009, he said.
According to Natarajan, the State Government has also agreed to provide corridor land for rail connectivity to BEML for its rail manufacturing facility which is coming up in the second phase with the Government support for underpass across national highway upon which completes products such as ACEMU, LHB coaches, Mil wagons and aluminium and stainless steel goods wagons will be taken up for production.
The green field project at Palakkad, Kerala has been set up with a planned outlay of Rs 260 crore and phase I of the project was put on stream on 16th May 2010 and the unit has already commenced rolling out products. This unit, with 2 lakh sq feet manufacturing facilities, has been constructed in record time of less than 6 months.This Complex is planned mainly for Manufacturing Defence Products.