About ISF Industries

We are pioneers in providing reliable 'End to End' solutions for processing industries by designing and manufacturing required equipment and machinery to international quality standards

Our story

In 1977, Mr Navaratnam Sivakumaran, a young and passionate engineer, founded ISF with a vision to add value to local resources by designing and indigenizing manufacturing of processing machinery, which contributed to the nation’s industrial growth and economy. In the early 1980’s, ISF devoted itself to designing and manufacturing machinery for a wide range of industries, including fisheries and distillery. ISF successfully manufactured plants such as fish meal plants, poultry feed plants, and sugar plants, with palmyrah sap as the raw material.

Expansion within the Process Industry

In the early 1990's, ISF collaborated with multinationals such as Unilever and Nestlé to manufacture equipment for their processing needs, and soon emerged as a leading manufacturer of food processing machinery in the country. In 1996, ISF established a fully-owned subsidiary in India to manufacture Dairy processing machinery, and pioneered the manufacturing of milk cooling tanks. By the late 1990’s, ISF successfully developed and launched soft ice cream machinery for Hindustan Levers.

In the early 2000’s, ISF commenced exporting soft ice cream machines with CE marking to Europe and the Middle East. In the mid 2000’s, by expanding its technology, ISF became the total solution provider for Dairy Industry. ISF continued to expand its product line, venturing into industries such as cosmetics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, etc.

In 2010, ISF expanded its product portfolio by adding ‘End to End’ solutions for Coconut Process Industry. ISF succeeded in providing the solution, commencing from the receipt of nuts to manufacturing value added products such as, Coconut Water, Dessicated Coconut, VCO, Coconut Milk, Coconut  Flour, Coconut Chips, Creamed Coconut, etc. In 2018, ISF commenced exporting coconut processing plants.
In 2020, ISF further developed an automated coconut handling system which includes PLC based controls with  SCADA system to generate various reports with data capturing while eliminating conventional manual operations. This system has substantially reduced manpower requirement.

Current Operations

Today, ISF is a leading bi-national engineering company, involved in the designing and manufacturing of processing machinery. Currently, ISF operates in India and Sri Lanka, with state- of-the-art manufacturing facilities at both locations, staffed with trained, well experienced engineers and highly skilled technicians

ISF a global supplier

ISF’s ability to design and manufacture machinery to international quality standards has paved the way to become a global supplier. ISF has embarked into foreign markets such as Denmark, Germany, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Yemen, Egypt, Lithuania, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Syria, Nigeria, etc.

ISF is the market leader for milk cooling tanks in India

Business Partner to Unilever Sri Lanka

ISF manufactures and packs non-soap detergent powders (NSD) for Unilever, a leading multinational brand that includes popular international brands such as Surf Excel, Rin, and Sun Light. In addition, ISF manufactures dish wash bars and scouring powder under Unilever's well-known brand name, Vim.

50% annual turnover

Meet our locations

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Revelstoke Mountain

2950 Camozzi Rd, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S1, Canada

Cleveland National Forest

Co Hwy S7, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, United States

Plumas National Forest

Quincy, CA 95971, United States
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ISF has been producing and manufacturing NSD powder and VIM for Unilever Sri Lanka for decades, following Unilever's production, safety, and quality standards. They have a great relationship with Unilever and exceed expectations in meeting our standards. ISF has a team of operational experts who provide unwavering support even during complex situations. With their extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing, ISF maintains consistently high product quality. Their remarkable team spirit makes them a pleasure to work with

Mr. Indika Kumara ; Head of third party operations, Unilever Sri Lanka
Los Angeles, CA

Milestone Achievements

Capacity enhancement for AMUL by increasing the milk processing capacity from 25,000 L to 100, 000 L per day, facilitating the increase of ice cream production by the same volume

Providing ice cream processing machinery for Colombo Ice Company with GRAM equipment A/s, Denmark

Installing and commissioning the process and refrigeration piping of Lion Brewery Ltd

Designing, manufacturing, exporting & installing the wet section of coconut processing plants for APEX Coco and Solar Energy Limited India

Manufacture and supply of tanks for Unilever Sri Lanka, in the capacities up to 124 MT with heating elements and pipe line installation

Exported 360 Nos. of soft ice cream machines to Hindustan Levers, India.

Our technical associates

Currently ISF has collaborated with the following leading manufactures to offer complete solutions
to our customers with latest technologies and machinery for the Indian & Sri Lankan market.

Gram Equipment DenmarkIce
Cream Equipment

GRAM is one of the leading suppliers of equipment
and solutions for the ice cream industry worldwide
since 1900.

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Elecster Oyj, Finland : UHT & Aseptic
Pouch Filling Plants

Elecster is the leading company in the world as a system supplier for UHT lines, Aseptic Pouch Filling Machines and ecological Pouch Packaging Materials. With over 50 years' experience.

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Certifications & Awards

ISF has won multiple awards and obtained certifications throughout our years in this industry

National Gold Award 2018 for Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year

Gold award 2018 for Entrepreneur of the year (Western Region) conferred by FCCISL

Silver Award 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year (Western Province) conferred by NCE

Ceylon National Chamber of Industries

Ceylon National Chamber of Industries

Silver Award 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year (Western Province) conferred by NCE

Gold award 2018 for Entrepreneur of the year (Western Region) conferred by FCCISL

National Gold Award 2018 for Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year ‍