S”pore-based MariApps opens India headquarters in Kochi

S”pore-based MariApps opens India headquarters in Kochi

Kochi, Jan 14 (PTI): Singapore-based MariApps Marine
Solutions has opened its India headquarters at SmartCity
Kochi.
The company is a Schulte Group firm and a forerunner in
marine enterprise solutions.
Located in its own building, the new corporate office is
spread over an area of 1,86,000 square feet in eight floors,
which has the potential to house a total of 1,300 employees.
MariApps, which has offices in Dubai, Germany and Cyprus,
is the first company to start operations from its own
building at SmartCity Kochi, a company press release said.
The firm, which started its operations in an area of
18,000 sq ft in the first IT building of SmartCity Kochi with
200 employees, entered into an agreement with SmartCity Kochi
in 2018 for co-development.
The company was allotted 1.45 acres of land in 2018 and
completed construction of its own campus in 24 months.
“India was always in our scheme of things and it was our
natural choice when we decided to open our corporate office
outside Singapore. The country offers huge untapped potential
and is rich with highly qualified professionals,” said CEO of
MariApps Sankar Ragavan.
“The state-of-the-art green building at SmartCity Kochi
will provide our employees with digital spaces, and promote
safe and excellent working conditions. This will be the
largest office of the Schulte Group, MariAppss German
parent, he said.
Lead director at MariApps Thomas John said they preferred
SmartCity Kochi to set up the corporate office in India as it
offers an excellent infrastructure and facilities that are
comparable with global standards.
We started as a tenant company in the first IT building
at SmartCity and were extremely satisfied with the business
environment that has evolved over the period of time. We
later joined hands with SmartCity for co-developing an IT
space,” he said.
“The leadership and management of SmartCity Kochi has
extended us pro-active support for timely completion of our
new campus, he said.
MariApps is planning to open a maritime training centre
(MTC) for developing the skill-set of seafarers from India
and the rest of the world with the help of IT-enabled
services as well a crew service centre (CSC) to act as a
training partner to MTC and for coordination of training and
recruitment activities.
SmartCity CEO Manoj Nair said it was a privilege to
collaborate with MariApps as a co-developer and it
successfully completed the construction of its corporate
building despite the impact of natural calamities and the
pandemic.
SmartCity Kochi has made significant progress over the past
couple of years since the management restructuring was
undertaken in 2017.
The construction of IT campuses by other co-developers
like Sands Infrabuild, Prestige and Matt Projects were either
in sub-structure stage or were paused for a long time after
the initial land development stage, he said.
“We are proud that the co-developers reposed their trust
and confidence in the SmartCity project and accordingly the
construction activities are progressing rapidly towards
realisation”, he said.
The ongoing constructions are expected to be completed
from the second half of 2021 in phases till 2023 and would
add another 5.6 million sq ft.
“This will help us exceed the built-up area for IT/ITES
services and investment envisaged in the framework agreement.
Once completed, the total IT built up area will be 6.4
million sq ft including our first IT building of SmartCity,
thus creating an opportunity for 55,000 direct IT jobs,” he
said. PTI UD
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