5 Iconic Brands That Have Emerged From Kerala

  • June 28, 2022
  • Akhila Raj Sreekumar
  • 4 min read

Kerala has long been referred to as the city of God. The state is well-known for its natural splendor and rich cultural legacy, but it has also produced a number of well-known companies.

Today, we’re bringing you 5 of these companies, all of which have a strong local presence and a well-established name.

1.Kalyan Jewelers

   T. S. Kalyanaraman established Kalyan Jewelers in 1993, opening the company’s first jewelry store in Thrissur, Kerala, India. A starting capital of 7.5 crores was used to establish the store. One of India’s biggest producers and distributors of jewelry is Kalyan Jewelers.

The company was founded in South India, but in 2012 they opened a storefront in Ahmedabad to expand to other areas. Amitabh Bachchan was even appointed by the company as their first National Brand Ambassador for the product.With over 8000 workers globally, Kalyan Jewelers, which began as a tiny store in south India, has grown to encompass all of the major cities in the nation. It also has a presence in West Asia.

2.Malabar Gold and Diamonds

The Malabar Gold Company was established in 1993. It has over 260 showrooms across the world currently and the number of outlets The Malabar Group has been on an expansion since 2000 and more showrooms are expected to be opened in India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and in the United States.

The brand is mainly committed to India, the Gulf and Far East markets.

On 12 January 2018, the company opened 11 outlets in a single day across the globe setting a new record. The number of outlets reached 208 with this launch. Out of the 11 outlets opened, 8 were located in the Gulf region. The new showrooms were established in AL-Hazana Lulu, Al-Khail Mall, Al- Buhaira Lulu, Ajman City Center and Sahara Center in the UAE, Lagoona Mall and Mall of Qatar in Qatar, AMK Hub in Singapore, Muscat City Center in Oman, Warangal in Telangana, and in Ampang Mall in Malaysia.

3.Byju's

Byju’s app was developed by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, a company which was established by Byju Raveendran, Divya Gokulnath and a group of students in 2011.Byju, an engineer by profession was coaching students in mathematics since 2006.In initial days the company focused on offering online video-based learning programs for the K-12 segment and for competitive exams.In 2012, the firm entered Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific ratings and has been present there ever since.

In August 2015, the firm launched Byju’s: The Learning App. In 2017, they launched Byju’s Math App for kids and Byju’s Parent Connect app. By 2018, it had 15 million users out of which 900,000 were paid users at that time. In the same year, Byju’s became India’s first edtech unicorn.By 2019, 60% of BYJU’S students were from non-metros and rural cities.In January 2022, the company joined Simplilearn, Unacademy, upGrad, and Vedantu to become one of the founding members of IAMAI’s India EdTech Consortium.

In March 2022, it signed a contract with Qatar Investment Authority to establish a new edtech company and a R&D center in Doha.Byju’s is an education tutoring app that runs on a freemium model, with free access to content limited for 15 days after the registration.It was launched in August 2015,offering educational content for students from classes 4 to 12 and in 2019 an early learning program has started for classes 1 to 3. It also trains students for examinations in India such as IIT-JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, and international examinations such as GRE and GMAT.

4.Eastern Condiments

Eastern Condiments Private Limited is a Non-govt company, incorporated on 17 Aug, 1989. It’s a private unlisted company and is classified as a company limited by shares’.

Company’s authorized capital stands at Rs 5900.0 lakhs and has 16.367628% paid-up capital which is Rs 965.69 lakhs. Eastern Condiments Private Limited last annual general meet (AGM) happened on 30 Sep, 2017. The company last updated its financials on 31 Mar, 2017 as per the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)

Eastern Condiments Private Limited is majorly in Manufacturing (Food stuffs) business from last 33 years and currently, company operations are active. Current board members & directors are FEROZ MEERAN, SRAMBICKAL MYTHEEN MUHAMMED, NAVAS MANALUMPARAYIL MEERAN, MANALUMPARAYIL EBRAHIM MOHAMED, MALCOLM STUART SWIFT and DANIEL ZOLTAN MOORFIELD .

5.V-Guard Industries

V-Guard Industries Ltd, is an Indian electricals and home appliances manufacturer, headquartered in Kochi and the largest in the state of Kerala with an annual turnover of ₹23.21 billion (US$340 million) in financial year 2017–18.The company manufactures voltage stabilizers, electrical cable, electric pumps, electric motors, geysers, solar water heaters, electric fans and UPSs. It was founded in 1977 by Kochouseph Chittilappilly as a small voltage stabilizer manufacturing unit.