IBS Launches State-of-the-art Infopark Office Campus

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Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the proposed fully-owned and managed office campus of IBS Software at Infopark, here the other day.

This is the second dedicated office campus of IBS in Kerala after the one at Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram.

Once completed, the Kochi office campus will have a built-up area of six lakh sq. ft. in nearly five acres of land, and will provide employment to over 6,000 persons.

To be built in the most eco-friendly manner, the campus will also have state-of-the-art facilities which include an auditorium, basement parking, cafeterias, open theatre and recreation. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by April 2019.

Present at the function held at the five-acre SEZ facility were M Sivasankar IAS, IT Secretary, Government of Kerala; Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Infopark and heads of various companies at both Technopark and Infopark.

Apart from its current office facilities at Technopark, Infopark and Shantiniketan (Bengaluru), IBS also has overseas offices in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan. IBS currently has over 3,000 employees from 20 different nationalities.

Set up in 1997 at Technopark, IBS has, over a period of 20 years, earned global reputation for excellence in a domain very few Indian companies have dared to venture. Unlike the large Indian IT companies that operate in the services sector, IBS is a software product company offering technology solutions for the mission critical operations of airlines, airports, oil & gas companies, hotel groups, travel companies and cruise lines.

Currently, IBS has over 200 customers all over the world, including some of the world’s largest airlines (Lufthansa, Qantas, British Airways, Emirates, China Southern, All Nippon Airways), busiest airports (London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Japan’s Haneda), top oil & gas companies  (Shell, Chevron, British Petroleum, Conoco Phillips) and hotel groups (Starwood, Marriot, Hyatt).

‘’IBS is a great example of what perseverance, integrity and team work can do. From modest beginnings, we have scaled great heights to be a major player in IP-led business on the global arena. We are now on the threshold of a new and exciting growth phase and our desire to have our second fully-owned office campus is a testament to this. Choosing Kochi for our expansion plans is an acknowledgement not only of the facilitating infrastructure in the IT parks of the state, but also of the unstinted support we have received from successive Governments in Kerala. This is indeed a proud moment for all of us at IBS,’’ said V K Mathews, Founder and Executive Chairman, IBS Group.