Thiruvananthapuram: February 12, 2019: Kerala government arms and leading Kerala-headquartered IT enterprise, UST Global, have joined hands with a startup to launched a laptop brand to be manufactured in the state capital.
Coconics, a public-private Laptop and server manufacturing company has unveiled its first products, at the Electronic Manufacturing Summit in Delhi.
The three laptop models introduced by Coconics include CC11B, CC11A and C314A. CC11B is an 11 inch tablet cum notebook, with metallic casing and trendy look. This model is easy to carry around and specifically designed for frequent travelers. CC11A is an 11 inch lightweight laptop, designed specifically for the student’s community. C314A is a drop and water resistant, 14 inches laptop specifically designed for businesses. All the laptop models have a long battery back-up of 8 hours.
Coconics is I is incubated by UST Global, Keltron, KSIDC and Acceleron labs (an Intel India Maker Lab accelerated startup) backed by Government of Kerala. The company is formed with the guidance and support of Intel to manufacture IT products in India.Coconics expects its products to be available for distribution by March 2019..
Says Kerala IT Secretary M Sivasankar:“Our vision of Coconics is to create a vibrant hardware manufacturing ecosystem in the state of Kerala. This includes collaboration between the innovative start-up companies, and small and medium IT enterprises both in the Government and Private sector. This manufacturing ecosystem would over a period of time cater to the needs of Kerala, our country, and also to the global demand by producing hardware products of remarkable quality.”
Adds Alexander Varghese, Country Head, UST Global:“We are excited about Coconics, India’s latest OEM/ODM, built in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. With the larger vision of creating a hardware ecosystem in the State of Kerala, we intend to leverage our relationship with Intel to take this venture to the next level. We aim to utilize the unique partnership model with the government and the strong ESDM partners already available in the state to bring in more manufacturing to the country.”