Company: KEF Holdings
Designation: Founder and Chairman
Hailing from a family of industrialists in Kerala, Kottikollon started Sharjah-based foundry Emirates Techno Casting to manufacture valves for the oil and gas industry. In 2012, the expanded facility was sold to Tyco International for $400m – capital which was used to found KEF Holdings.
The DIFC-based firm specialises in offsite manufacturing technology in several industries, including healthcare, education, sports and agriculture.
In December 2016, KEF Infra (a KEF Holdings subsidiary) opened the world’s largest fully integrated offsite manufacturing park in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and produces everything from precast products and prefabricated room to windows, furniture, marble and granite. The facility is able to construct buildings in half the time and 25 percent of the cost, the company claims.