History

The seventy-five years legacy of KLF Industries

KLF Industries is a name synonymous with Coconuts and Coconut Oil for over seventy-five years now. KLF has been perfecting the art of procuring coconuts and delivering fresh and unadulterated coconut products to its committed customers in India and around the world!

The journey thus began

1943

K. L. Francis introduces Oil Milling in Irinjalakuda, Kerala.

1961

K. L. Francis becomes the President of The Coconut Oil Millers Cooperative Society, the fountainhead of many changes in the field of coconut oil milling in the state.

1967

K. L. Francis is appointed the Founder Managing Director of Kerala Solvent Extractions Limited (KSEL). KSEL is a BSE listed company, with a current revenue of over Rs.1000 crores annually.

1987

K. L. Francis advised his sons to start with a rented mill to gain experience & expertise in oil milling.

1992

KLF sets up an oil mill in Irinjalakuda with a 12 MT capacity per day.

1995

Brand Nirmal is launched

1997

KLF Industries increases the installed capacity to 40 MT per day.

1999

For the first time in India, branded coconut oil is sold through tamper-proof vending machines under the KLF brand name.

2001

To retain consistency, quality, aroma and color of the oil, KLF creates an indigenous process, which is introduced to the world as VSIC technology for milling coconut oil later on.

2002

KLF starts its Export Business.


Increases production capacity to 60 MT per day.

2004

KLF installs Gingelly / Sesame oil plant in Irinjalakuda.

2008

From a partnership firm, KLF becomes a Private Limited company under the name of KLF Nirmal Industries Pvt. Ltd.


KLF Nirmal Industries receives the Best Exporter Award from the Government of India.


2009

KLF achieves 10,000 MT sales of coconut oil.

2011

KLF sets up a 20 MT per day coconut oil plant in Perundurai, Tamil Nadu.

2013

To cater to the growing & diverse demands of the customers, KLF bifurcates its coconut oil product portfolio into 2 diverse brands. KLF launches Coconad a brand for edible coconut oil & products, while Brand Nirmal focusses on hair & skin care.

2014

KLF sets up an office in UAE to manage its Export Business.


KLF increases its combined installed capacity to 100 MT per day

2015

2017

KLF gets a capital investment from ‘BanyanTree Investment Group’, to hasten the expansion and growth plans.

2019

Virgin Coconut Oil is launched across India.


KLF Nirmal Industries is now the largest manufacturer of Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil in India.