iQor has been in business for over 60 years providing a wide range of customer interaction solutions, product support services, and data solutions and analytics on a global scale. The company has over 40,000 employees in 60+ facilities within 18 countries. The company has been operating at e TecK’s Tamana InTech Park since 2015 and is the first tenant of as e TecK’s Flagship Complex located at Tamana.
In our tenants spotlight feature this month, we would have read how local manufacturer Mr.
Ravi Sankar, Managing Director of RHS Limited (Karibbean Flavours) is dealing with the
present economic downturn facing Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Sankar has seen this
period of structural adjustment as an opportunity to be more innovative with his products and improve
efficiency in production.
Interview with Mr. Ronald Aqui, President of the Industrial Estates Tenants’ Association (IETA) Tenants’ Associations are internationally known for having a shared vision amongst its membership to make their community a better place to work and live. One would see how it makes sense for e TecK’s 300+ tenants at the company’s 17 legacy parks to form a Tenants’ Association/s at either the local level such as the Plaisance Park Tenants’ Association or at the national level namely the Industrial Estates Tenants’ Association(IETA).
Interview with Mr. Partap Singh, President of the Plaisance Park Tenants’ Association Tenants’ Associations are internationally known for having a shared vision and vested interest among its membership to make their community a better place to work and live. One would see how it makes sense for e TecK’s 300+ tenants at the company’s 17 legacy parks to form a tenant association at either the local level such as the Plaisance Park Tenants Association or at the national level namely the Industrial Estates Tenants Association (IETA).
As our tenants have been have been notified e TecK is in the process of rebranding the company’s 19 existing industrial parks to better align to the company’s strategic objective of providing modern facilities that meet international park standards. Our rebrand efforts include the installation of new Entrance and Directory signage, Enhanced Park Maintenance Works, Landscaping and Renaming of our “Industrial Parks” to “Business Parks.”
Our tenants who are involved the business of Agro-Processing may already know about Caroni Green Limited (CGL), a wholly-owned State Enterprise which commenced commercial operations in September 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. CGL’s vision is to be the lead facilitator of the development and creation of globally competitive, profitable and sustainable agro-based industries in Trinidad and Tobago in support of economic diversification. CGL’s mission to“create and facilitate the development of value added agricultural businesses through public-private partnership” has come into focus with the recent downturn in the local economy in 2015. In this regard, the company has very aggressively pursued the invigoration of Trinidad and Tobago’s agro-processing industry based on the production and processing of hot peppers
Fundamental to the relationship between Landlord and Tenant is the Lease Document. It is an obligation of the Landlord to convey proper Leasehold Title to the Tenant for the term of lease. The lease is not only critical to the management of the tenancy but it is a source of financing for the tenants’ investment on e TecK’s business parks. The opportunity for companies to invest and reinvest in the development of business on the legacy parks ensures a measure of sustainability to the businesses, the parks and the local economies. This enables a segment of e TecK’s mandate to be fulfilled as it relates to the existing industrial parks.
Have you ever vacationed in Tobago or another Caribbean island and turned your attention away from the stunning scenery to the actual architecture of the hotel or resort where you stayed? Ever thought about who actually supplied and installed the roof that is ‘literally’ over your head at places you may have stayed such as the Pegasus Hotel in Guyana, Tobago Plantation in Tobago, Secret Bay Resort in Dominica, Sandals Resort in Grenada, Marriot Ocean Club in Aruba – many persons may not know that T&T’s very own manufacturing company, Lifetime Solutions is responsible for supplying and installing the roofs of these hotels and resorts located in the Caribbean region. Winner of “Manufacturer of the Year 2016”, in the medium sized category at the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturing Association’s annual Awards Ceremony, Lifetime Solutions has indeed made its mark on T&T’s Manufacturing Business Sector. The company has a substantial local and export portfolio; supplying and installing roofing throughout the Caribbean - as far north as the Bahamas and as far south as Guyana. e TecK is very proud to be the landlord of this accomplished company at our O’Meara Business Park. e TecK had the opportunity to interview, Mr. Robert Costelloe, founder and Managing Director of Lifetime Solutions to find out more about his company’s journey in the sector.