Chennai, India (Metro Rail Today): The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai has awarded a contract worth Rs 113 crores to Kineco Ltd for the supply and installation of modular interiors for Vande Bharat semi-high speed trains.
"We are happy to announce that we have bagged an Rs. 113 Crores order for the supply and installation of modular interiors for Vande Bharat semi-high speed trains (originally called Train 18), from our esteemed customer, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai," said the statement.
Earlier this year, Kineco was also awarded the largest order of 68 Train Fronts of the same Vande Bharat Trains. These orders, together with its already strong order book will catapult Kineco to become one of India’s largest train interior suppliers.
Vande Bharat’ Train is India’s first semi-high speed and is designed & manufactured under the Indian Government's Make in India initiative, by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambur Chennai- the oldest and largest train manufacturing arm of the Indian Railways. This Train offers better energy efficiency and premium passenger comfort and travel experience.
“We feel proud to win this prestigious order and be a part of the ‘Make in India’ story. For many years Kineco has been at the forefront of the Indian Railway Modernization Drive and this order gives us yet another opportunity to showcase our expertise in delivering world-class products, using the latest proprietary technologies. This order is a reflection of the immense goodwill garnered by our customers. We are grateful to our esteemed customer Integral Coach Factory for reposing their trust & confidence in us towards fulfilling an order of this scale. I congratulate Team Kineco for this big win in its journey to bring a paradigm shift in the passenger experience in Indian Trains," said Kineco’s Founder and Managing Director, Shekhar Sardessai.
“I congratulate the entire team at Kineco for achieving this significant order. Achieving an order of this size is a testament to the reliability of our products and reaffirms the faith that our customers have on our products, being the best in class. I am certain that this is one of the many big wins coming our way and my good wishes to Team Kineco for its successful execution,” commented Aditya Reddy, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kineco & Joint Managing Director, Indo National Limited.
Kineco’s IRIS certified Railway Division's portfolio includes rail coach interiors, toilet modules, aerodynamic front ends & driver cab interiors and hard seating systems. Kineco has a strong presence in the segment of Design to Build turnkey railway interior projects for new and refurbished coaches and currently is among few players in India qualified for such projects.
With a passion for innovation & technology and credentials of two and half decades in developing world-class composite products for discerning customers in Aerospace, Defence, Railways and Industrial markets, Kineco has emerged as India’s most diversified and fastest growing company in its field.