"KPP Nambiar Electronics Research & Development Centre [KPP-ER&DC]" is the research and development wing of KCCL. It is a DSIR (Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) recognized R&D lab with many innovative and recognized achievements. The R&D won “ELCINA Award 1993 for excellence in Research & Development” for the work done in the field of forming technology. The R&D is now named “KPP ER&DC” (KPP Nambiar Electronics Research and Development Centre) in memory of Keltron’s founder Chairman Padma Bhushan Dr. KPP Nambiar. The new R&D building (KPP Nambiar Smarakam) was inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister on 23-02-2021.