Kakkanad Factory, Cochin (KFC)

Orgin & History

HLL’s male & female condom manufacturing facility at Cochin Special Economic Zone, Kakkanad in Kerala was set up in 2004. HLL KFC (HLL Kakkanad Factory Cochin) has the electronic pinhole testing and packing capacity of 300 million pieces for male condoms and 25 million pieces for female condoms.

The female condom is made from natural rubber latex and HLL’s own brand is Velvet. There are two types of female condoms getting manufactured at HLL KFC, Type – A and Type - B female condoms. This facility mainly caters to the export market.

HLL KFC has the CDSCO manufacturing license, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, WHO cGMP certification for both male and female condoms and CE Mark certification for the female condom brands- Velvet and VA w.o.w..

HLL KFC is also approved by many institutional buyers and certification agencies like IDA, Mission Pharma, UNFPA, SABS (South Africa) and ANVISA (Brazil) for the supply of male and female condoms. In addition to the product certification, HLL KFC is also certified with ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications for safety, health and environment compliance.