Water Works Compound, Vellayambalam, Vikas Bhavan (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram, 695 033., Vellayambalam, Trivandrum - 695010
KERAFED is the Apex Co-operative Federation of coconut farmers in Kerala and is the largest producer of coconut oil in India. KERAFED has two expeller oil extraction factories one at Karunagappally, Kollam and the other at Naduvannur, Kozhikode. KERAFED's coconut oil complex at Karunagapally in Kollam district is one of the biggest such units in India, with a capacity of 250 Tons per day.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is produced by KERAFED from copra of the finest quality, directly procured from coconut growers in Kerala - the land of coconuts. The copra thus procured is processed using the most modern technology. In the selection and processing of copra, KERAFED employs strict quality control measures to ensure product superiority and purity. A unique two stage filtering process is employed by KERAFED to retain the original aroma and flavour of coconut oil for a long period.
"KERA" Brand of coconut oil is known for its quality, purity, longer shelf life and reasonable price. Its quality is conformity with the grade specifications laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards vide IS:542-1968. Certificate of Authorisation to grade "KERA" coconut oil under AGMARK has also been obtained. "KERA" is available in HDPE bottles of 100 ml, 200 ml and 500 ml; PET bottles of 1000 ml and polythene pouches of 500 ml and 1000 ml. The raw materials used for these packing are are of virgin / food grade, approved by CFTRI, Mysore / other Government approved agencies. Secondary packing is done using 3/5 ply corrugated cartons, as per specifications.
Kera is proud to be patronized by millions as the tastiest of all cooking mediums and the most ideal hair oil. Truly the colour of gold and the smell of yore, Kera enjoys an undisputed plurality of the market share in kerala-a feat achieved by ultimate customer satisfaction. A permanent place in the hearts of housewives, chefs and good looking Indians.
For over 27 lakh coconut farmers in the state, kerafed has been a beacon althrough, offering them attractive support prices for coconut and copra during unfavorable market conditions, procuring copra under the price support scheme on behalf of NAFED, Government of India and rendering value added services to enhance their earnings through improved productivity, and by assisting them in production and procurement. Apart from these, the Federation organises periodic extension activities to help farmers, like demonstration farms, training camps, exhibitions, seminars and publication and distribution of bulletins and literature on coconut farming
For effectively and efficiently carrying out the administrative and operational practices on a day by day basis, Kerafed sees its state of abode as three -Northern, Central and Southern regions. Each region has around 300 primary agricultural credit co-operative societies functioning, organising farmers to take up production, procurement and marketing initiatives.
Not resting on the laurels, the thought process is already at work at Kerafed. How to grow further and expand and diversify and .... Plans are afoot to enter into the field of producing highly demanded coconut related products like desiccated coconut, coconut cream, bottled tender coconut water, coconut milk and confectionery substances, cosmetics like herbal hair oil; activated charcoal, shell charcoal and shell powder for industrial use; and coir boards and coir pith. The good will of Kerafed through Kera, it is hoped can be thus employed to conquer newer domains. Also in the offing are plans for setting up a solvent extraction unit and an oil refinery in the southern region.
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