Nilkamal set to enter Kerala’s mattress market

July 13th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Kochi, July 13 (IANS) The Rs.1,500 crore Mumbai-based Nilkamal Ltd, market leaders in the furniture business, is all set to enter the lucrative mattress market in Kerala later this month.

Speaking to IANS, G. Sivaram, chief marketing officer of the newly formed mattress division, said the firm has already begun sales of products in select cities.

“Kerala is a huge market and we expect to touch Rs.50 crore in the first year itself and for that we have special products that will be launched here for the first time,” said Sivaram.

The special product is a health care mattress that will help those who have a troubled back.

“Around 35 percent of our life is spend on the bed and keeping that in mind we are launching a few innovative products which are expected to be a hit,” said Sivaram.

Niikamal at present has a 70 percent share in the Kerala market in the moulded furniture division.

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