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About Us

About Us

ISO 9001-2015 Certified Company with a Strong Foothold in a Wide Spectrum of Industries.

Anna Group is a familiar name in Malayali households. Our experience in the kitchenware, garment manufacturing, food, roofing, and healthcare industries spanning 5 decades have earned us a loyal customer base in India, USA, Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Anna Group embarked on its journey in 1968 with Anna Aluminium, our flagship company.

We conquered the market with our high-quality aluminum sheets, circles, vessels, and utensils made from 99.5% percent pure aluminum ingots. Chakson, the popular aluminum brand from Anna Aluminium, offers a wide array of kitchenware from pressure cookers, milk boilers, choodaarapetty (rice cookers) to compact idli cookers and more.

About anna Group
In 1975, we took our plunge into the food industry with Sara Spices, now renamed as Saras.

Saras was our first venture into the food industry. In a few years since inception, Saras spices and food products took over the market. Today, Saras exports high-quality spices, masalas, curry powders, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food products to spread the taste of authentic Indian cuisine across the world.

In 1979, we started manufacturing garments under the brand name Kitex.

ScooBee Day bags, almost synonymous with school bags among students in Kerala, known for design, quality, durability, and comfort, was launched in the year 2000. Other major product lines from Kitex Ltd are Trawellday travel bags, Baby ScooBee kids’ wear, and undergarments for men, women, and kids.

Anna Group manufactures a variety of high-quality herbal extracts under the brand name Ellys.

Ellys herbal products promote safe and affordable healthcare with a range of Ayurvedic products and food supplements.

Annalium aluminium roofing sheet manufacturing and distribution unit was launched in 2018 and it was followed by the launch of Roof Shield steel roofing sheets in 2020

Being a tropical state, Kerala receives a fine share of rain and sun throughout the year. When maintenance is given cold shoulders, most houses start to deteriorate in a matter of 3-5 years. Annalium roofing sheets will be a cost-efficient and durable roofing solution against rain and heat.

Anna Group has a retail network worldwide and exclusive showrooms across Kerala. Despite the diverse industries we ventured into, Anna Group has emerged to become a market leader in aluminum-based products, spices and food products, and textiles and bag manufacturing. Our consistent improvisation in strategies helps us hold out against the changes in the market and consumer behaviors. They say we have turned everything we touched into gold, we say invest in innovative and quality products. Along with your products, you will stand the test of time.

The founder

Sri M.C. Jacob’s visionary leadership carved a niche for Anna Group in domestic as well as global markets.



Founder Chairman Anna Kitex Group

  • One of the most audacious entrepreneurs Kerala has ever seen, Sri M.C. Jacob founded Anna Aluminium in 1968. It grew to become a leading aluminum manufacturer in South India in a short space of time. M.C Jacob hails from an affluent family of plantation owners. Before diving into aluminum manufacturing, he was a Public Works Department contractor. When he learnt that not only do Tamil Nadu-based companies manufacture aluminum utensils using scrap from the INDAL plant in Kalamassery,

  • his neighboring panchayat, but also sell them for a profit in Kerala, he saw the vast trove opportunity it held for natives. After intense training in the technology and much research with the help of industry experts, Sri Jacob established Anna Aluminium. Owing to the exceptional quality of Anna products and intuitive marketing strategies implemented under M.C Jacob’s leadership, the company has its roots spread all across the world today.


Team Work

From a modest start with just 8 employees, Anna Group has expanded to become the largest private-sector employer in Kerala with nearly 12,500 employees. We owe our success to our team of committed and hardworking employees who strive every day to keep up the goodwill of the company.

The Beginning

It all goes back to the year 1968 when our founder Sri M.C. Jacob made the decision to overhaul the Aluminium industry in Kerala with the establishment of our flagship company Anna Aluminum. From fast-selling utensils to anodized aluminum extrusions and aluminum sheets for the construction industry, Anna Group has expanded its horizons to offer a complete range of products to suit all household and commercial needs. We have diversified our portfolio by venturing into the textiles, marine exports, spices and healthcare industries.

Kitex garments division was established in the year 2000. Kitex ScooBee Day school bags are a rage among students of all ages. Trawellday Bags is another popular product line under Kitex. Saras Spices, launched in 1975, processes and distributes branded curry powders and masalas. In 2018, we launched Annalium aluminium roofing sheets and fast forward to 2020, our RoofShield steel roofing sheets manufacturing and distribution unit was established. We have more innovative projects in the pipeline.

Anna Group has state-of-the-art manufacturing units, a wide retail network, and an extended chain of exclusive showrooms across the world. With our 99% pure aluminum products and ISI approved superior quality products, we have earned a loyal customer base in India, Europe, Australia, Africa, the US, and the Middle East.

The success story of Anna Group began in 1968,

The company has broadened its horizons to include diverse industries such as textiles, marine exports, spices and more, into its brand portfolio. This multidimensional, multi-market business delivers a wide range of ISI approved superior quality products.


Our commitment

Anna Group places a huge emphasis on quality and safety. Our strict adherence to quality standards and commitment to safety is confirmed by the ISI mark awarded by the Bureau of Indian Standards on all Anna Aluminium products. All prerequisites and quality checks mentioned by ISI are met at Anna manufacturing units to supply highly reliable, cost-effective, and durable products to our customers.

But quality alone cannot nurture a brand. We believe that REASONABLE PRICING, EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING, and EARLY ADAPTATION along with superior-standards in quality take a business to new heights. They are integral to building a brand, boosting sales, and retaining the market in the long run. Maintaining amicable relationships with employees and providing them a feeling of belongingness with the organization can’t be stressed enough for enhanced productivity. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to maintaining a healthy relationship with customers, earning their trust, understanding their demands, and keeping up with their expectations.

We embarked on the Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam project to make Kizhakkambalam Grama Panchayat the best Grama Panchayat in India by the year 2020. Promoted by the Kitex Group, the organization won 17 out of 19 seats in local body elections in 2015 and Kizhakkambalam became the first town in Kerala to be ruled by a corporate. Since then, Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam has taken lead in a variety of welfare programs including successfully providing drinking water to the residents of Kizhakkambalam, distributing seeds and agricultural equipment, making toilets, building places of worship, building and refurbishing houses, sponsoring surgeries and weddings, providing education assistance, contributing to public road maintenance, and ensuring food security among others.

Go Green Initiative

The carbon footprint we leave on the environment will evict us from the planet a few years down the line. It is high time we became conscious of our consumption. Of course, this will not be possible without an initiative from manufacturing companies.

Being the top manufacturers in diverse sectors, Anna Group has been implementing well-thought-out strategies for a greener, sustainable, and energy-efficient planet.

  • We power a significant share of our manufacturing units with solar energy and wind energy.
  • Our products are environmentally-friendly, durable, and efficient.
  • We manufacture and sell cotton bags to displace plastic bags from the market. They are not only eco-friendly, but also reusable, proving to be a cost-efficient alternative in the long term.
  • Our aluminum utensils are reusable and long-lasting

By the judicious use of natural resources, promotion of eco-friendly products, and integration of sustainable practices, we intend to keep the world alive with all its innate beauty and verdure for future generations.