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Mr. A. K.

Founder and Visionary
(10-07-1910 - 14-02-2001)
In the days of stiff competitions lying ahead, the only way to face the challenges is through quality
initiatives which should be the guiding motto of the company to become a successful player in the
wood working industry in the coming years and maintain its premier position.

Mr. A.K. Kaderkutty, the founder of the Company passed away on the 14 th February, 2001. He was the Managing Director of the Company from its
nception upto January 1993 and afterwards he continued as Director and Technical Advisor to the Company upto the time of his demise in February, 2001
Mr. A.K. Kaderkutty was considered to be the doyen of the wood working industry in the country. Not only he built up a wood based panel product empire in
he remote part of Kerala, which became a model for the industry within this country, and also outside, he was also instrumental in transferring the latest
echnology in wood working industry into reality. He was a member of the International Academy of Wood Science. He was very closely associated with the
Federation of Indian Plywood and Panel Industry (FIPPI), The Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI) and South Indian Plywood
Manufacturers Association (SIPMA). He was closely associated with the Bureau of Indian Standards and was the Chairman of the sub committee (BDC:
20) dealing with wood based panel products. The Government of India recognized him and nominated him to the National Credit Council and other
Committees of the Central Government on different occasions. In the State of Kerala, he had served on the State Planning Board, State Advisory
Committee on Technical Education, Kerala State Industrial Development Corpn., and Kerala State Electronic Development Corporation. He also served on
he Board of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi and the Kerala Govt. sponsored Institute of Management. He was the first Dean of the Faculty of
Wood Technology of Calicut University.

He pioneered a lot of research programmes in wood working industry and one area to be highlighted is the application of Radio Isotopes for upgrading the
quality of ordinary timber, for which he set up a pilot plant at Baliapatam. He was recognised by N A A R I in 1984 for the pioneering efforts in this

Among the various awards he received include Kerala Management Association Award for outstanding excellence, Management Science Award and
Vyvasaya Sree Award in 1993. He was basically instrumental in placing the wood working industry in India on the international map with his pioneering

He served on the board of various industries within and outside the state, besides being on the governing body of of IIT – Chennai, Regional Engineering
College – Calicut and Regional Engineering College – Suratkal.

Quality Policy

Quality policy of the Western India Plywoods Limited is to manufacture products as per national and / or
international standards and make them available as per customer requirement.
WIP endeavours to upgrade the quality of its products and related services on a continual basis through
regular improvement efforts.
A well-defined Quality Management System has been implemented. This system is continually reviewed to
enhance its effectiveness and updated to meet the changing needs.

Quality Objectives

• Suitable equipment and machinery for process control at all stages

• Provision of adequate resources including raw material and personnel to ensure consistent product

• Well-defined process and product characteristics, to enable monitoring, analysis and continual

• Communication of requirements of products including customer requirements, statutory / regulatory

requirements, aspects of Quality Management System including policy and objectives among all