Kerala Solvent Extractions

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Kerala Solvent Extractions Ltd
Industry Food
Founded 1963
Headquarters Thrissur, India
Key people
M Paul
Products Cattle feed, edible oils & dairy products

Kerala Solvent Extractions Ltd, now known as KSE Ltd (BSE: 519421, NSE: KSE), is a company that manufacturers cattle feed, edible oils and dairy products in Irinjalakkuda, ThrissurDistrict, state of Kerala, India. Incorporated in 1963, it is the market leader in the cattle feed industry and also has units in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. The company also exports cattle-feed to various countries. [1] The company operates in three segments: Animal Feed Division, Oil Cake Processing Division, and Dairy Division comprising milk and milk products, including ice cream.[2] [3]

Dairy Division[edit]

KSE started operation of its dairy division on 22 January 2000.[4] The idea of diversification into dairy industry was the outcome of desire for forward integration of the cattle feed business of KSE Ltd. The company market a wide range of dairy products in the market. Its main area of operation is Thrissur and also some parts of Ernakulam and Malappuram. The products are toned milk, toned homogenized milk, Ghee, Curd, Sambharam and ice cream.[5] KSE has milk processing units in Thalayuthu (Tamil Nadu) and Konikkara in Thrissur having processing capacity of 20,000 litres and 30,000 litres per day respectively. The Konikkara plant also manufacture ghee, curd, sambharam and Ice Cream. The brand name of milk and milk products is "KS" and the brand name of Ice Cream is "Vesta".[6] It has five modern cattle-feed factories, two solvent extraction plants,[7] and two dairy plants in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.[3] [5]

Board of directors[edit]

  • Paul, M - Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director[8]
  • Sankaranarayanan, R - Compliance Officer, Company Secretary, General Manager - Finance
  • Varghese, P - Executive Director
  • Menon, Anand - Chief General Manager
  • George, A - Non-Executive Director, Legal Advisor
  • Francis K John - Non-Executive Director
  • John K - Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Anto P - Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Vijayaraghavan K - Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Ragulal T - Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Thaliyath Jose - Non-Executive Independent Director[8]


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  3. ^ a b "KSE Ltd opens 500-tonne plant". The Hindu. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  4. ^ "KSE enters ice cream biz". The Hindu Businessline. Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  5. ^ a b "KSE enters ice cream biz". The Hindu Businessline. Archived from the original on 2005-02-01. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  6. ^ "About KSE". KSE. Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  7. ^ "Sundex Process Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Solvent extraction plant". Archived from the original on 2012-04-17. 
  8. ^ a b "People". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-04-24.