About Us

Travancore Group of Companies was started way back in 1917. The Group now comprises of a Super Specialty Hospital and a major Social welfare organization that patronizes, among a host of other charitable institutions, a free Drug & De-addiction Centre, a free Pain & Palliative Centre, a free School for Mentally Challenged Children, a School and College for Nursing Students and an Engineering & Information Technology College; a fitting tribute to the founder’s social commitment. Travancore Cocotuft was started in 2000 as a 100% Export Oriented Unit, specializing in Printed or Flocked Latex \ Vinyl (PVC) backed cut fast coir or coco doormats.

Location - Cherthala, in the South Indian State of Kerala.

Nearest Airport - Kochi, Nedumbassery (COK).

Factory Area - 7000 m2 (75,000 F2)

Cocotuft’s design pallet includes more than 11 catalogs containing 12000 designs to help develop market oriented and buyer centric design themes with complementing seasonal collections to give an edge.

Manufacturing Capabilities

  • Imported French PVC Tufting Machines- Two Lines. Capacity - 5,400m2 (58,000f2) a day
  • Flocking machine- Two Lines. Capacity - 3,000 mats a day
  • Automatic Mat Cutting Machines - Four Capacity - 10,000 mats a day
  • Automatic Single colour Stenciling Machine – 2,000 Pieces a Day
  • In Line Mat Cutting Machines – Two numbers- 10,000 Mats a day
  • Dual Station Pneumatic Shearing Machine - 4,000 m2 a day
  • Computerized Shrink Wrapping Machine - 1,000 Bales a day
  • Wood Fired Dryers for Monsoon Season - Dries 10,000 Mats a day
  • In Line Bleaching machine- 5,000 mats a day
  • Automatic labeling machine - 5,000 Pieces a day
  • Double header hanger Tagging Machine- 2,000 Piece a day
  • Fork Lifts - 5 Numbers 12 Trucks and 6 Prime Movers
  • Trailer Trucks and Prime Movers- Two

Achievements

Year Awards
2006-2007
  • National Award for Second position in Export Performance of Coir and Coir products.
2007-2008
  • National Award for the Best Export Performance of Coir and Coir from the Prime Minister of India
  • National Award for the Best State level Export Performance in Coir and Coir Products
2008-2009
  • National Award for the Best Export Performance of Coir and Coir from Prime Minister of India
  • National Award for the Best Export Performance in Hand-loom Coir products from Prime Minister of India
  • National Awards for the Best Export performance of coir and coir products among the Medium Scale Exporters
2010
  • NSCI Safety Award – Suraksha Puraskar- Bronze Shield
2012
  • National Safety Award – PRASHANSA PATRA
2013
  • National Safety Award – PRASHANSA PATRA

World Record Holders For Manufacturing The World’s Longest Handloom Mat

4 workers spent 111 man-days on a coir Handloom to insert 4,70,000 coir tufts between alternate wefts of coir yarn at a cost of around US $ 10,000 to complete this feat.

  • Length : 101.6 mtr (333.3 feet)
  • Width : 1.2 mtr (4ft)
  • Thickness : 30 mm (11/5th inch)
  • Weighs : 999 kg

World Record holders for Stencil- Printing the most colorful Coir Door Mat – With 47 different Stencil plates


Quality Management System

Cocotuft has implemented a comprehensive Quality Management System as part of implementing ISO 9001: 2008 standards and it includes efficient sourcing mechanism, rating system for maintaining an approved vendor list, random samples taken from each lot are inspected at its testing laboratories to ensure that raw materials conform to certified standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for each aspect of production, Identification and Trace-ability.

Cocotuft is one of the promoters of the Common Facility Center-a storage and treatment facility of Hazardous waste.

Social Compliance/Accountability

Cocotuft has been a certified as an SA 8000: 2008 company by SAI, a U.S. based, nonprofit organization dedicated to implementing voluntary verifiable social accountability standards guarantees a work environment and remuneration that meets or exceeds local as well as international legal requirements.