The tag line launching a State-owned electronics enterprise, more than a quarter century ago, read “spearheading an electronics revolution in Kerala”.
It was an experiment by Government of Kerala to transform the laid-back, picturesque Kerala State known for its spices, natural beauty, Kathakali and the Onam boat races, to an arena for industrial and technological development.
That was how Keltron was born.
KELTRON’s history is a saga of innovation in electronics. From being a pioneer in 1973, to the role of a trend-setter today, Keltron has been the catalysis for the development of electronics industry in Kerala.
Within five years of its inception, Keltron had set up a production centre in every district of the State. More than 5,000 people were engaged directly or indirectly by Keltron for the manufacture of electronic goods. The model of a State-owned electronics corporation was so successful that several other States in India followed suit - launching their own electronics corporations.
A quarter century later, Keltron after having contributed substantially to the industrialisation of the State, set about transforming Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, into one of the major electronics hubs of the country.
Today, the city is home to Technopark, the internationally known technology park where thousands of talented young men and women participate in the development of a burgeoning information technology industry.
Thus, Keltron has in effect triggered a revolution that still keeps churning out its benefits to individuals and institutions in different parts of the world, continuing in its quest to innovate products and processes that would add further value to life and to the industry.
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