Mardec R.K. Latex Pvt. Ltd. (MRK) had its formative origin during the 1940s when the large Rubber Estates were purchased and cultivated in Kerala by the R.K. group. During the 1980s and early 1990s the Group expanded its activities into the processing of Creamed and Centrifuged latex. Under the leadership and guidance of Mr E. Ranjit Kuruvilla, Chairman, the Group’s important milestone was in the year 1999. During the year, it entered into a strategic tie-up with Mardec Berhad, Malaysia, a world leader in the natural rubber. The name of the Company was then changed from ‘R.K. Latex Pvt. Ltd’ to ‘Mardec R.K. Latex Pvt. Ltd’.
MRK has now four processing units located in the North, Central and South Kerala manufacturing Centrifuged Latex, Skim Crepe, Pale Latex Crepe, Pre-vulcanized latex, Compounded Latex and ISNR. These ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and BIS certified units are equipped with the latest imported ALFA LAVAL Centrifuge machines. The Labs attached to the units are considered to be one of the best in the country.
MRK is the largest supplier to Condom and Mattress manufacturing segment. A large number of customers manufacture gloves, latex thread, balloons, adhesives, carpet under-lays etc from the Company’s centrifuged and creamed latex.
Venturing into the production of Indian Standard Natural Rubber (ISNR) of various grades was a feather in our cap. The Factory with the latest imported machineries started functioning from February, 2007. The installed capacity of this plant is 1000 M.T. per month.
As a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility, Company advocates a green environment. Suitable species of trees and curtain plants are planted and maintained within and along the periphery of the premises forming a green belt to improve the environment. All the Units have effective Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP). Each ETP has a capacity of treating 40,000 Ltrs of Effluent per day. The treated water from the final holding pond is used for irrigating the crops like Coconut, Cocoa, Plantain etc. cultivated in the factory premises itself.
Thus, Our products have been the benchmark in quality as per the parameters of the manufacturers.. This has been made possible with the technology transfer and R& D support from our JV Partner, Mardec Berhad, Malaysia.