Mahavishnu Cashew Factory traces its history to the period of 1996.It is situated in Puthur,Quilon a hub of Cashew Industries. It was established by the then leading A’ class Government Contractor Shri. K.Sreedhara Kurup as part of his diversified career in business

The initial phase began by operating as a toll processing unit for the then leading groups of Cashew Industry, VLC and Olam Exports catering 240 labourers and 4 office staff with a productivity of about 3 tonnes Raw Cashew Nuts per day.

As part of business expansion, the second unit of Mahavishnu, came up in 2000 at Pallickal, Pathanamthitta District doubling the productivity of the organization.

In 2003, S.Renjith Lal an industrial engineering graduate and son of the promoter joined the organization as CEO. The second phase of Mahavishnu Cashew visualized a synthesis of both old and new trends in the business strategy. The next milestone in the history of Mahavishnu was the opening of an export wing and the establishment of the organization as an independent unit. To cater the requirements of the growing export business, the organization had to spread its tentacles to a new unit in Kunnida, at Pathanamthitta District along with the opening of a new Packing Centre in the head office itself. Mahavishnu Cashew became a member of Federation of Indian Export Organization in 2004. The period from 2004-2008 took Mahavishnu to the limelight of booming business. It leased out almost 6 units both in Kerala & Tamil Nadu along with its own 3 factories thereby raising the daily productivity rate to about 20 tons. It was during this period MVC gained membership in CEPCI (Cashew Export Promotion Council of India)

July 7, 2008 was marked   as a ‘black day’ in   Mahavishnu`s Calendar   due to the sudden   demise   of its principle   promoter Shri. K. Sreedhara Kurup.

Leading light and Visionary

Keeping his visions in mind, Shri. S.Renjith Lal took over the business completely. By December 2008 it inaugurated a fully automated packing centre incorporating all then existing Food Safety machineries. “Excellence in Quality” became the trade mark of Mahavishnu Cashews.

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Mahavishnu brought excellent quality raw materials for processing and this was ensured through the placement of expert Mahavishnu Cashew staff in West and East Africa as well as in South East Asian sectors. Thus the management of Mahavishnu could procure quality raw materials from the grass root level avoiding mediators and took the position of a “Prominent trader” in the Industry too.

In 2010, Mahavishnu Cashew got accredited with ISO 22000:2005 HACCP, Food Safety Management Systems Certificate from the British Standards Institute(BSI). It also became a Government of India recognized Export House in the Year 2012.

Yet another laurel in the golden cap of Mahavishnu Cashew Factory’s history was the establishment of a new factory in Pandalam, incorporating all the facilities of a modern labour and eco-friendly industry in the year 2013. Membership in AFI(Association of Food Industries) too followed in the same year.

In the course of 17 years, MVC through diligent and dedicated efforts is now renowned as a leading Export House of India.