Based in Thrissur, Keratech Private Limited is a consortium of four independent virgin coconut oil manufacturing units supported by Coconut Development Board. Keratech was formed and incorporated with the objective of marketing virgin coconut oil under the brand name, Virgin Plus. It exports Virgin Plus to the UK, USA, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, New Zealand and Singapore.
According to K V Mohanan, Chairman, Keratech Private Limited, the consortium is planning to launch value-added products from coconut water and ice cream from coconut milk. The consortium commenced commercial production in 2006. Keratech was inaugurated on August 17, 2008 with the support extended by Coconut Development Board (CDB). Small and medium coconut farmers are benefitted by the company. Keratech has been generating employment opportunities in rural areas particularly for uneducated women. The consortium also focuses on the economic development and self-sufficiency of the economically backward people.