Akkulam Factory, Thiruvananthapuram (AFT)
Akkulam Factory in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is the state- of -the art facility for manufacture of Blood Bags and other medical devices namely Intra Uterine Devices (IUDs), Surgical Sutures, Hydrocephalus Shunts, Tissue Expanders and Tubal rings.
The above products are manufactured in class 10000 and class 100 Clean room facilities maintained in a centrally air conditioned atmosphere. The products have C E International Quality Certification and the manufacturing facility has been certified for conformity with international quality standards-ISO 9001,WHO GMP, ISO 13485, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
The annual production capacity of blood bags at the factory stood at 11.5 million pieces, copper IUDs - 5.5 million pieces, surgical sutures - 1,25,000 dozens and tubal rings - 2.5 million pairs.
The products are exported to more than 20 countries. AFT has won awards for pollution control, productivity and innovation.