About Us

Kerala Nut Food Co. (KNF) is part of the K.P.P Group, one of the pioneers of the cashew industry in India. The Late K. Parameswaran Pillai founded the group in 1925. Since then the group has not looked back and has constantly been at the forefront of the Cashew trade.

KNF was started in 1965 as part of the restructuring of the K.P.P group. Mr. P. Gangadharan Pillai, the eldest son of Mr. K. Parameswaran Pillai, founded KERALA NUT FOOD CO.

Mr. Pillai or 'Ganga' as he was known in the international trading community was one of the most experienced personalities in the cashew industry who pioneered a number of initiatives in the industry. He was elected Chairman of the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India for seven terms and was also the President of the Federation of Indian Export Organization (F.I.E.O), New Delhi. He was the Permanent Ambassador from India to the International Nut Council (INC) till he relinquished the post in the year 2000.

Mr. Gangadharan Pillai passed away in May 2009. His grandson Dr. Unnikrishnan, who had been assisting him since 1998, took over the reins and is managing the company at present. Dr.Unnikrishnan is a medical graduate and has used his background to ensure that the latest Quality standards are followed and pursued by the company and ensured that the various quality certifications were achieved by the company.