Kerala Automobiles Limited
Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL) incorporated in 1978 as a Government of Kerala undertaking, is set up in the picturesque back drop, 16 kilometers south of Thiruvananthapuram in a tiny village called Aralumoodu, in Neyyattinkara taluk. The Company manufactures Three Wheelers (Diesel, Petrol & CNG) suitable for passengers and goods traffic in the brand name of KERALA and are considered as most Eco-friendly vehicles.
The present product range comprises of Autorickshaw (Three/Six seater), Pickup/ Delivery Van, Three Wheeler Tipper of Diesel version and Pollution free CNG fitted Auto and Load carriers etc. The strong, highly motivated work force in the Technical and Management cadres are working hand in hand for the progress of the Company. The ancillary units developed by the Company around the factory complex provide livelihood for hundreds of families.
Since commencement of production in 1984, the Company has manufactured and marketed more than 85,000 Three Wheelers. KAL has distinguished itself as a force worth reckoning in the Automobile industry in India. The Company has also exported a number of Three Wheelers to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Sudan, Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa and Guatemala (Central America). the Company could turn the corner for the first time in 1993-94 and continued to keep the same trend at a higher level. The acceptability of KAL Three Wheelers in the Third World countries speaks for its utility and quality. KAL is also manufacturing sophisticated components to be used in space programs of VSSC/ISRO.
The Company is getting all kind of support from the Government of Kerala, without which it would not have been possible to achieve the present level of promising state of affairs. During the current year KAL is awarded with ISO 9001:2000 Certification envisaging total quality management (TQM). It is the unflinching faith of our customers, which has powered KAL into the path of progress and looking forward for continued patronage at a higher rank.
Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL)'s state-of-the-art factory is equipped with the most modern CNC machines to ensure dimensional accuracy of each component. The factory has highly sophisticated testing facilities to maintain vigorous quality control at every stage. The proof of the high quality standards attained can be appreciated from the fact that KAL has the distinctive privilege of supplying critical components to the Indian Space Research Organisation, for Indiaâ€™s sterling space program.
At every stage of manufacturing, excellent quality assurance is KAL's prime objective. This has been made possible using equipments such as Universal Testing Machines, Dynamometers, Exhaust Analyser, Digital Height Master, Ultrasonic Crack Detector, Eddy Current Tester etc.
Quality assurance achieved through satisfied quality control methods has helped KAL to achieve ISO 9001:2000 Certification.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
KAL's Product Engineering Department has the computerised design systems and testing equipment to ensure the international standards. Experienced engineers have transformed the basic Italian reference to the latest evaluation of the design leading to fuel efficient Eco-friendly KAL Three Wheelers ensuring stimulating quality system.
The work of various new models are in progress of which, models likely to be launched immediately are Four-stroke petrol, JUMBO, the multi purpose Three Wheeler vehicles with a higher load carrying capacity.
KAL product range comprises of Three Wheelers (Diesel, Petrol & CNG) in the brand name of KERALA, suitable for passengers and goods traffic.
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