Kakkoor Service Co-operative Bank Ltd – Cold Chain Facility

Transforming Kakkoor Service Co-operative Bank Ltd into a World-Class Cold Chain Facility


Nestled in the heart of Kakkoor, Ernakulam, Kerala a remarkable transformation has taken place. The M/s. Kakkoor Service Co-operative Bank Ltd has evolved into a world-class facility dedicated to the processing, packing, and exporting of meat, poultry, RTE (Ready-To-Eat), and fruit pulp. This success story is not just about a facility; it’s a testament to unwavering commitment to excellence and a partnership with Rinac, the pioneers of cold chain infrastructure and clean modular construction.

The Vision

From the very inception of this project, the vision was clear – to create a facility that not only meets but exceeds industry expectations. M/s. Kakkoor understood the immense potential of the food processing and packing industry. To turn this vision into reality, they joined hands with Rinac, a company renowned for its expertise in designing, manufacturing, and installing turn-key cold chain projects.


A Cold Chain Facility Par Excellence

The transformation began with the construction of an integrated cold chain facility, incorporating insulated PUF (Polyurethane Foam) panel structures and state-of-the-art refrigeration systems. Rinac’s expertise played a crucial role in shaping this facility into a world-class operation.

Processing Capacity

  • Blast Freezer: With a capacity of 1MT and a chilling temperature of -35 degrees Celsius, this room ensures the rapid freezing of products while preserving their quality.
  • Freezer Room: A 40MT capacity room, maintaining a temperature of -20 degrees Celsius, stores products at their optimum condition.
  • Cold Room: An 8MT room set at 2 degrees Celsius is designed to store products without compromising freshness.
  • Ante Room: Maintaining a comfortable 15 degrees Celsius, this room is a crucial part of the facility’s efficiency.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is at the core of M/s. Kakkoor’s operations. They prioritize the highest standards in every aspect:

  • Safety Measures: Safety is paramount, with comprehensive fire-fighting systems recommended by local fire departments, ensuring personnel and facility safety.
  • Processing Equipment Quality: The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art processing equipment, meticulously selected and maintained to meet rigorous quality standards.
  • Cold Chain Facility: With pre-cooling rooms, cold stores, and ripening chambers, the cold chain facility ensures precise temperature and humidity control, guaranteeing product freshness throughout the supply chain.
  • Continuous Improvement: M/s. Kakkoor believes in continuous assessment and improvement of processes, infrastructure, and equipment to meet evolving industry standards and exceed customer expectations.

A Testament to Excellence

The transformation of M/s. Kakkoor Service Co-operative Bank Ltd stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence in food processing and packing. Every aspect of the facility has been carefully planned and executed to ensure the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

The Rinac Partnership

A significant part of this success story is the partnership with Rinac. Rinac, incorporated in 1994, has become a forerunner in cold chain and clean construction. With a corporate office in Bangalore and modern manufacturing units, Rinac’s international operations span several countries.

They are renowned for their expertise in conceptualizing, designing, manufacturing, installing, and commissioning turn-key cold chain projects and clean construction solutions. Their clientele includes industry giants such as ITC, Britannia, Tata, and Nestle.

Retail – Sandwich Panels for Walls, Ceilings and Roofs

Sandwich panels are a perfect solution in the clean modular construction(CMC) industry due to their lightweight, ease of construction, cost-efficiency, and high insulation. Rinac offers CMC with three types of core insulation options including:

  • RPUF sandwich panels
    • Metal laminates made from pre-painted galvanized steel
    • Low density of up to 35—40 kg/m3
    • Customized finishes of aluminium, plastisol, and stainless steel
    • CFC-free and high-temperature insulation
  • PIR sandwich panels
    • Certified by ISO, OHSAS, EMS
    • B2-grade fire-rated PIR material
    • Certified as CLASS ‘O’ building material
    • Quick and easy-to-install with self-mating interlocking
      • Excellent insulation as R/U values drastically reduce radiant heat transfer and condensation
  • FM approved sandwich panels
    • In accordance with the European standard EN 14509 and ISO standards
    • CFC-free high-quality polyisocyanurate (PIR) foaming material
    • Factory-made and self-supporting
    • Double skin metal faced insulated
    • Exceptional fire-resistant and thermal properties

The Segments they operate include Food processing and storage, agriculture and horticulture, marine processing, ready to cook/eat, seed culture, spices, processing and storage, Airport Cargo, 3PL Logistics, Dairy Milk and Milk Products, Healthcare, Poultry and meat processing, Central/ Commissaries/ Cloud/ Flight Kitchen, Retail, Telecom and Data Centre, Hospitality. More info at https://rinac.com/segments/

Applications they build solutions for include Agro Industrial complexes, Construction of high-rise buildings, Pharmaceutical Clean Rooms, Warehouses, Electronic components factories, Knock-down houses, Condominiums, Sealed greenhouses, Meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit processing, Fresh Vegetables and Fruits storage

Their brands include Instabuild, Instaceil (Rinac’s cool top heat terminating roof) and many more at https://rinac.com/brands-list


In conclusion, the transformation of M/s. Kakkoor Service Co-operative Bank Ltd into a world-class cold chain facility in Kerala is a success story that reflects dedication, vision, and the power of collaboration. Through their partnership with Rinac, they have not only met but exceeded industry expectations and is now an example of cold chain and clean modular construction solution success story in Kerala. Their commitment to quality, safety, and continuous improvement is an inspiration to the food processing and packing industry. This facility is not just a building; it’s a symbol of excellence, setting new standards for the entire industry.


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