Feb 12: Coconics, Kerala’s own public-private laptop manufacturing company, has revealed its first range of laptops. As many as three models, named CC11B, CC11A and C314A which would cater to Government, Enterprise and Educational institutions respectively, were shown off at the Electronics Manufacturing Summit 2019 in Delhi on Monday. The three Coconics laptops would be customized to cater to the varied requirements across sectors.
The CC11B model, which has been outed as an 11 inch tablet cum notebook sporting a sleek body, metallic casing and trendy look, comes across as a device easy to carry around and is specifically designed for frequent travelers.
Meanwhile, CC11A is an 11 inch lightweight laptop, designed specifically for the student’s community, and C314A is a drop and water resistant, 14 inches laptop specifically designed for businesses. All the laptop models promise back-up of 8 hours.
Coconics is India’s newest local OEM /ODM, incubated by digital transformation solutions major UST Global, State PSU Keltron, KSIDC and Acceleron labs, an Intel India Maker Lab accelerated startup and is backed by the Government of Kerala. The company has been floated with the guidance and support of Intel to manufacture IT products in India.
Coconics expects its products to be available for distribution by Q2 2019. The laptops will be priced competitively.
According to M Sivasankar, Secretary IT, Chairman, KSITM, said, “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.”
Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer & Country Head, UST Global, said, “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.”
Coconics has set up a state of the art manufacturing plant at Manvila, in Thiruvananthapuram. With a capacity to manufacture 250,000 laptops in 2019, the company already has a phased localization plan already in place.