United Electrical Industries Limited

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United Electrical Industries Ltd.
Public Sector
IndustryElectrical Equipment Manufacturing
Founded3 October 1950; 69 years ago (1950-10-03)[1]
HeadquartersPallimukku, ,
Key people
Vijayakumaran nair
Vinaya Kumar . S.R
Managing Director[2]
ProductsElectric Meters, Solar Panels, AC Motor Starters, Galvanised Components
Revenue 42.063 Crores
US$ 0.687 million (2009)[3]
153 Crores
US$ 25.16 million
Number of employees

United Electrical Industries Limited or UNILEC or UEIL (locally known as Meter Company) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified State Level Public Enterprise, operating in the electrical engineering sector since 1950. The company was founded on 3 October 1950 and is situated in the city of Kollam, Kerala.[4] It is the first factory in India to manufacture Electricity House Service Meters.[5] The products of UNILEC Limited are BIS approved with ISI marking. They are producing type tested Energy Meters which are approved in various Test Labs like ERDA - Baroda, ERTL North - Delhi, CPRI - Bangalore, and ETDC - Chennai. The company has a high level of productivity with a monthly production capacity of more than 1 lakh Energy Meters. UNILEC Limited has so far supplied over 40 lakhs Electro-mechanical Meters and 50 lakhs of Electronic Meters for domestic and industrial purpose. UNILEC is the only Electrical Equipment Manufacturing company in Kerala capable of producing Energy Meters of any specification on bulk basis maintaining quality standards of BIS, IEC etc. The Company also has a R&D Division.[6] now received Govt order for supply and installation of LED lights in all LSGDs of state .


United Electrical Industries Limited was the first factory in India to manufacture Electricity House Service Meters. UNILEC started its manufacturing activity during 1950, in technical collaboration with the world-renowned measuring instrument manufacturer Aron Meters Ltd., England. After 7 years, major shares of the company were taken over by the Government of Kerala and reconstituted it as a Public Limited Company under the ownership of Kerala State in 1957. Government of Kerala is holding 97.20% of the total share value of United Electrical Industries Limited.[7]


Major products of the company are Electric Meters and Solar Panels

  • Solar Roof Installations
  • Solar Water Pumps
  • Solar Power Plants
  • Solar Lantern
  • Solar Street Lights
  • Static Electric Meters
  • Multi-function Electric Meters
  • Water Meters
  • AC Motor Starters
  • Galvanised Components

United Electrical Industries was chosen by Kozhikode district panchayath to implement their 80 KW solar power project. The first phase of the project will be a 40 KW installation at the district panchayat headquarters.[8]

Performance Analysis of UNILEC Limited[edit]

Year Turnover (in Lakhs) Profit/Lose (in Lakhs)
1999-2000 1577 272.09 (Profit)
2000-2001 1502 25.54 (Profit)
2001-2002 1837 338.78 (Profit)
2002-2003 1231 150.91 (Loss)
2003-2004 1006 322.16 (Loss)
2004-2005 708 285 (Loss)
2005-2006 497 312 (Loss)
2006-2007 3508 237 (Profit)
2007-2008 3884 60.76 (Profit)
2008-2009 4260 44.54 (Profit)[9]


The company is on the stage of modernization. As part of that, UNILEC has started producing double-jet water meters. They have started the production of LCD energy meters in 2014. On the basis of this development, the company is now preparing to take part in KSEB’s tender process for supply of energy meters.[10] Government of Kerala has proposed a plan to manufacture LED lights in association with United Electrical Industries Limited.[11] They have a plan to start a smart card manufacturing unit in the company.[12]

In 2018, Government of Kerala has decided to equip UNILEC to become the first Kerala public sector company going to have smart meter technology. Three new wings would be setting up at UNILEC as part of modernization; LED street light production unit, renovated water meter manufacturing unit, and a research and development department.[13]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) UEIL, Kollam
  2. ^ "Order - United Electricals Industries Limited, Kollam" (PDF). Government of Kerala. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Emerging Kerala - LED Lights Project with United Electricals, Kollam" (PDF). Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ [1] UNILEC - Kollam
  5. ^ "'MANUFACTURING AND SALES OF DOMESTIC LIGHTS WITH LED TECHNOLOGY' - Pages 3" (PDF). United Electrical Industries Limited, Kollam. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ [2] UNILEC.com
  7. ^ [3] Governance of UNILEC, Kollam
  8. ^ "Dist Panchayat to Go Solar - The New Indian Express". Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  9. ^ [4] Smartcard Manufacturing Unit in UNILEC, Kollam - Emerging Kerala
  10. ^ [5] UEIL starts making double-jet water meters - The Hindu
  11. ^ [6] Manufacturing & Sales of Domestic LED lights - Emerging Kerala
  12. ^ [7] Smartcard Manufacturing Unit in UNILEC, Kollam - Emerging Kerala
  13. ^ "UNILEC's distinction, set to acquire smart meter technology". Kollam. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.