KEF Holdings inaugurates hi-tech fit out factory in Krishnagiri, TN

From Times of India

CHENNAI: KEF Holdings, a multinational diversified group that specialises in offsite construction technology, on Wednesday inaugurated its joinery and fit-out factory at the KEF Infra One Industrial Park in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.

Built with an investment of Rs 120 crore, the facility is one of the ten factories at the 42-acre park.

The unit builds on automation technology realised through robotic systems that are run by computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software – to eliminate wastage in the production line as well as reduce time and building costs.

The factory features 30 machines developed by the woodworking machinery manufacturers in the world is capable of manufacturing 150 doors and cabinets a day.

Speaking at the launch, Faizal E Kottikollon, chairman, KEF Holdings, said: “We are well-positioned to become one of the leading off site construction facilities in the world and this factory offers a glimpse of what we deliver in terms of quality and capacity. Our aim is to manufacture all-encompassing and sustainable structures at half the cost and time and make it significantly easier to meet the infrastructure needs of sectors such as healthcare and education. ”

 “In line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have invested Rs 650 crore in the KEF Infra One campus based on ‘Role of technology in infrastructure’ and ‘Housing for all’ themes to usher in positive change. Hence at the facility we are also displaying our model of affordable homes which will cost just a little over Rs 5 lakh, making the possibility of owning a good quality home a reality for the common man. We firmly believe this is going to be revolutionary in the affordable housing segment.” he added. The facility has employed 72 specialists in the joinery industry. The unit is can produce furniture and woodwork ranging from high end furniture in the palace joinery segment, as well as the full range of domestic and office furniture, with specialized design and finishes.
The facility will also be able to produce all kind of doors, windows, cabinets, wardrobes, wall panelling and furniture.
Besides the factory, the KEF Infra One Industrial Park also opened doors to its visitors’ centre, which will be used to display the large portfolio of products.

 

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