ERCMPU & Units

ercmpu Ernakulam Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. (Ernakulam Milk Union), milma, was registered on 12.9.1985 with Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam and Idukki Districts in Central Kerala as its area of operation. The Union along with its sister unions (TRCMPU & MRCMPU) is affiliated to the Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.   KCMMF was set up in 1980 as the implementing agency for Operation Flood II in the State of Kerala.  The goal of KCMMF is “the Socio-economic progress of the dairy farmer through procuring, processing and marketing of milk” The mission of milma is “farmers' prosperity through consumer satisfaction”.  The ERCMPU operates on the truly democratic lines of “of the farmer, by the farmer and for the farmer”. The Union has an elected Board and all employees including the Managing Director are its own employees.
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 Our Units

Ernakulam Dairy


Ernakulam Dairy is located at Tripunithura, Ernakulam district. The dairy with milk handling capacity of 100000 ltres/day caters to cochin – the commercial capital of Kerala. Currently handles about 200000 ltrs/day. To keep in pace with market demand the dairy is being expanded to 350000 ltres/day.

Thrissur Dairy


Thrissur Dairy is located at Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur. Thrissur is regards as the cultural capital of Kerala. It has a milk handling capacity of 100000 ltrs/day. Thrissur dairy was selected best amount medium industries by Kerala state pollution control board and also won district energy conservation award in the category of medium scale industries from energy conservation society this year

Kottayam Dairy


Kottayam Dairy is located at Vadavathoor, Kottayam. The Dairy was commissioned in 1970 with a milk handling capacity of 6000/day and was expanded to 30000 ltres/day in 2002 and is currently handling 75000 ltres / day.

Kattappana Dairy


Kattappana Dairy is located at Nirmalaciy, Idukki was constructed with GOI assistance under “intensive dairy development programe” with a milk handling capacity of 100000 ltrs/day.

Products Dairy


Products Dairy is located at Edappally, Ernakulam is exclusively meant for manufacturing and marketing of value added milk products meeting all the requirements under food safety act 2006. The product unit was commissioned in the year 1992. The foundation stone was laid by Shri. K.Karunakaran, the honourable chief minister of Kerala on 21.11.1992. The plant was renovated and modernized in the year 2004 with a production capacity of 2500 ltre of ice cream and 40 kg of peda per day. Recent additions to products dairy included variety of ice-creams like fancy molded ice-cream and cassata. At present the unit is also manufacturing set curd and yogurt.

 The Union procures milk from farmers through affiliated Anand Pattern Dairy Co-operatives (APCOS) as well as from the traditional societies, which are not affiliated. The Union could ensure consistent and remunerative price to milk producers even when prices of most of other agricultural produces were volatile. The prosperity of 2.80 lakh odd milk producers of the state depends upon the Ernakulam Milk Union’s ability to provide an assured and regular market and remunerative price round the year for the milk produced by them.

 Ernakulam Milk Union has four dairy plants viz., Ernakulam Dairy at Tripunithura, Thrissur Dairy at Ramavarmapuram, Kottayam Dairy at Vadavathoor and Kattappana Dairy at Nirmala City. In addition, it has a Products’ Dairy at Edappally, manufacturing Ghee, Sterilized Flavoured Milk, Peda, Ice cream, Yogurt etc. While milk from nearby societies are procured and processed at dairies, milk from hinterland is procured through 87 Bulk Milk Cooling Units (BMCUs) set up in the Dairy Co-operative Societies (DCS) and chilling centers located at Muvattupuzha and Chalakudy.

 In consideration of a common identity for the quality of milk marketed by the Co-operative Sector milma joined hands with NDDB in adopting a common mnemonic logo ‘device of drop’ and to strengthen the marketing activity of the organization.

All dairies and head office of the Union have ISO 9001:2008 certification.






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