Mapletree Living is an offshoot of the Valy Group of Companies. Founded in 1955 by VJ Thomas, Valy Group has its presence in most fields of trade and business. The Family owns Rubber and Spice plantations and has been trading in them for generations . They were the owners and promoters of Cochin Cements which was acquired by Heidelberg Cements of Germany. The Rubber division of the group is vertically integrated, right from plantations to finished products that are exported around the world. It is an enterprise that has pioneered techniques and processes and has evolved into a key industry player. Valy group is one of the largest suppliers of natural rubber to Bridgestone tires India and hold an exclusive C&F for Bridgestone Tires in Kerala with warehouses and distribution hubs in Trivandrum, Cochin and Calicut. The Valy groups presence in real estate is marked by the completion and handing over of their first project, Valy Heights.