Coconut plays a major role in the everyday life of Keralites. Along with the fruit and the water from coconut, which is used as a refreshing drink to beat the heat, Keralites also use the roots, the trunk, and the leaf of coconut for varying purposes. Thus, the socio-cultural economic activities of the state almost remain incomplete without this fruit.
The undulating coconut palms make Kerala one of the most leading manufacturers of Coconut Coir Fibre and its allied products. Coconut cor fibre or the Golden Fibre is first extracted from the hard outer husks of the fruit. These husks are then carefully bundled and then dipped in either saline water or fresh water. The bundles are immersed across various locations for almost a period of 8 to 10 months. This is the Retting process.
The husks after being taken from the water are thrashed with a wooden mallet. This helps in extracting the fibre and separating it from the decomposed husk. Instead of using manual labor, many manufacturers also prefer mechanized process for husk extraction today.
The golden fibre extracted through the process is then spun on either traditional or mechanized 'Ratts'. Thus begins the yarn making process. Many different grades of yarn can be made via this process, viz., Vycomme, Anjengo, Aratory, etc. The difference in the yarn quality depends on the specific color, thickness, hardness, texture, length of the fibre, etc.
A Commitment To Empower
The Kerala State Coir Corporation Ltd., was a venture of the Govt. of Kerala that was set up to lend a sustainable edge to the market of coir products of the state. These products designed by 4000+ small scale producers in addition to our own manufacturing were made accessible to the public, thanks to our business initiation.
The coir industry of the state is famous across the domestic market for its balanced integration of traditional values and excellent workmanship. Nearly 0.40 million workers, especially rural women, are a part of this industry. Thus, we work with a commitment of empowering life standards of the 0.40 million workers in general and these village women in particular for the betterment of our nation.
Capability That Is Best In Class
We manage a Model Coir Factory where we churn out a range of mats up to 8ft. and a wide array of matting up to 4mt. width. With a competent work force, we can also manufacture high quality power loom matting in different sizes and widths.
We adopt latest production and management techniques to deliver the best possible output. Stringent quality control is practiced during various phases and a range of quality tests are performed on end products to ensure timely delivery of quality-proven goods.
State Of The Art Facility
We have invested on a Dye house where we have sophisticated facilities including computerized color matching and color mixing facilities for quick processing of various natural fibres. Fibres like Jute, Coir, Sisal, Hemp, Aloe etc., in uniform shades and tones are processed in bulk at this setup. Our Corporation also manages a Computer Aided Design facility within its premise, which is the only one of its kind in India in the coir industry. This facility aids in production of excellent designs in large volumes as per needs of importers.
We work with the commitment to attain total customer satisfaction and therefore voluntarily abide by all regulatory norms and requirements. We have been ISO certified for our endeavors since 2000. The standards underlined in this policy is reviewed and revised as per latest quality norms by ISO and IAF (International Accreditation Forum). We are proud recipients of ISO 9002 quality certification that we have secured in the year 2001. We have also secured the latest revised IVth edition of quality system (ISO 9001:2008).
Our objective to meet every expectation of our customers through quality adherence can be seen in the following areas we focus on:
- Monitoring all activities to ascertain their value addition in business
- Measuring in detail every process for effectiveness
- Periodically updating our policies and processes for customer satisfaction.
Customization (Coir Logo Mats)
We offer customization facility on our range of Coir Logo Mats. These mats are crafted using traditional natural coconut fibre and PVC and can be availed in the size of your choice. Unlike cheaper variants of coir mats available in the market that prints the logo, we design our mats by carefully insetting colored coir pieces with the mat. This assures the mats remain resistant to everyday wear and tear. The colored coir pieces are then bonded with great care.
We offer these in 3 different colors, where the colored pieces can either be loose laid or tightly fitted into a mat. In case you want to fit a mat well, please make sure to place an order that is 10% over sized, so that trimming can be done on site and the coir logo mat is upto your expectation.