Kerala Solvent Extractions Ltd. now known as KSE Ltd. entered the solvent extraction industry in 1963 by setting up the very first solvent extraction plant in Kerala. The solvent extraction plant went on stream in 1972 and in 1976, a new plant was set up to manufacture ready mixed cattle feed.
The last three decades have seen KSE emerging as a leader in solvent extraction and ready mixed cattlefeed in the country. Today KSE commands the resources, expertise and infrastructure to manufacture a range of livestock feed in high volumes, coconut oil from coconut oil cake and refined edible oil.
Driven by a commitment to high standards of quality, KSE has not only won customer confidence but also national recognition through several awards and accolades. With modern manufacturing facilities spread over three states, KSE caters to the vast belt stretching across southern India and enjoys a significant presence in exports too.
KSE, a company having an annual turnover of Rs 187 crore, is the largest manufacturer of cattle feed. It provides employment to around 1500 numbers directly and another 5000 indirectly. Its shares are being listed in three stock exchanges in Cochin, Chennai and Mumbai. The Company commenced its production in the year 1972.
It is marketing annually about 1.80 lakh tones of superior quality cattle feed. KSE had successfully launched its Vesta Brand ice cream which has been well accepted in the market for its matching international quality standards. KSE plans to add more ice cream production units across Kerala in the coming years to serve all pockets.
KSE is in the oil extraction Industry for the past 31 years. It is having two solvent plants with processing capacity of 100 tonnes per day. The Company has also a chemical oil refining plant of 20 tonnes per day.
The company has secured the National Productivity Award for the year 2001-2002 for being first in terms of production efficiency in the animal feed sector. This is the sixth time in a row that the company is being selected for this most coveted award.The Company is having six Units at different locations. The relation with the labour Unions of all these Units is very warm and cordial.
KSE, with a capital base of Rs 36 crore embarks on an expansion to double its solvent extraction capacity and add a most modern ecofriendly vegetable refining plant. The company has already identified 6 acres of land in the KINFRA Small Industries Park, Koratty for this expansion.
In the first phase, the company plans to install one 200 MT per day solvent plant for processing oil cakes and also a 100 MT per day physical refining plant. Both these plants will be of international standard using most modern technologies, where the process loss is kept to the minimum. The project will generate direct employment to 125 and indirect employment to another 500 numbers. In the second phase, a 100 MT per day oil fractionation unit will also be added.
Product range of the company includes: