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KEF launches $100m manufacturing park in India

KEF Infra unveils 1 million sq ft facility, which will cater for infrastructure needs in India and the GCC

KEF Infra has officially launched the KEF Infra One Industrial Park, billed as the world’s largest and first-of-its-kind fully integrated offsite manufacturing park, in India.

The KEF Infra One facility will be used for offsite manufacturing for hospitals, schools, hotels and homes, across a broad range of requirements including structure, façades and fit-outs.

The park, valued at $100 million, is in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, according to a statement from the firm, the infrastructure subsidiary of the UAE-based multinational KEF Holdings.

KEF Infra One spans one million square feet and “features a diverse range of cutting-edge technology that can revolutionize manufacturing and delivery processes in the construction industry”, the statement said.

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The launch event was headlined by Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys, in the presence of Faizal E Kottikollon, Founder and Chairman, KEF Holdings, Shabana Faizal, Vice Chairperson, KEF Holdings, Sumesh Sachar, CEO, KEF Infra.

Speaking on the launch of KEF Infra One, Faizal E Kottikollon said: “Today, India is at the cusp of growth led by innovation. We are witnessing an age where technology is being effectively integrated into infrastructure for the first time – thereby heralding the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Our aim is to fast forward this progress through radically changing the infrastructure landscape in India. Offsite manufacturing of infrastructure reduces delivery time by up to two-thirds and considerably expedites the construction process.

“At KEF Infra, we challenge conventional building methods and move the industry towards an efficient, and automated platform. The launch of KEF Infra One is an important step towards achieving our vision of pushing forth the next phase of India’s growth through world-class infrastructure. We are proud to introduce this revolutionary concept to the world.”

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Sumesh Sachar added: “KEF Infra One is designed to deliver high-quality offsite manufacturing solutions for hospitals, schools, hotels and homes, covering the entire spectrum of building requirements – from design to structure, bathroom pods to façades and fit-outs. Through this integrated and technologically advanced industrial park, we are aiming to upskill workers and create a sustainable co-dependency between man and machine. This will also bridge the cost, time, resource and quality gaps for our customers – issues that presently constrain the Indian infrastructure sector at large.”

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