Milma was established in April 1980 by Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (KCMMF). The mission of Milma is ‘Farmer’s Prosperity through consumer satisfaction’. The objective of Milma is to build up a viable dairy industry in the State and to provide constant market and stable price to the dairy farmers for their produce. The Malabar Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union(MCMPU), head quartered at Kozhikode (Calicut) in Kerala, was started in 1991. It has the 6 Northern Districts of Kerala as its area of operation and an average milk procurement of 4 lakh litres per day. The Union operates 5 Dairy plants and 2 Milk Chilling Centers. It has a Milk Products Dairy too. The network of Bulk Milk Coolers is in fast expansion. Currently a BMC capacity of 2 lakh litres is in place with 75 BMCs installed in the villages. The products comprise Market milk (4 lakh litres per day), curd (40, 000 Kg /Day), Ghee (150 MT per month), Ice-cream (1500 Litres per day), Peda (10 MT per month), Butter milk, Milk Lollies, Sterilized flavored milk etc.
Malabar Regional Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union (MRCMPU) Limited is a Union of more than 1000 village level dairy co-operative societies located in the six northern districts of Kerala State in South India and it is owned by the dairy farmers who are members of each affiliated society and who live in the area of operation of these societies. The societies function on the pattern of the societies affiliated to the world famous Anand Milk Union Ltd. (AMUL) at Anand (Gujarat), India and hence are also known as Anand Pattern Co-op Societies or “APCOS”. The area of operation of MRCMPU Ltd. comprises of the six revenue districts of North Kerala, viz Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakkad. The Union sells its products under the Milma brand, a common brand for the Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which has two more Milk Unions under it at Ernakulam (Kochi) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). 

The following programmes are carried out at the farmer level to enhance quantity and quality of milk production
1)Artificial insemination
2)Feed and fodder program
3) Total mixed ration programme
4)Heifer development programme
5) Malabar rural development foundation
6)Decentralized veterinary units
7)Procurement of milk by societies or union
8)Insurance schemes
9)Women cattle care program
10)Co-operative development program
11) Awards and scholarships
a) Marketing department
1)Marketing of fresh products
2)Marketing of long life products
b) Implementation of quality management system
1)ISO 9001:2008
2)HACCP( hazard analysis and critical control point)
3)ISO 22000:2005

1)Won the Kerala state award for safety in 2010
2)Got the certificate of approval from the export inspection counsel of India
3)Won the pollution control award of the pollution control board of Kerala in 2009-2010
4)Won the Kerala state award for best marketing management

Some of the widely used technologies for possible energy savings in the dairy plant are as follows:
· Solar Water Heating System: For process heating & wash water
· Tri-generation system / VAM: For generation of electricity, steam and refrigeration
· Waste heat Recovery: By installation of De-super heater for Refrigeration Plant
· Installing hot water fan coil unit in incubation rooms in place of electrical heaters
· Installing Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) for on ID & FD fans of Spray dryers & Boilers
· DG Set performance optimization
· Optimization of compressed air generation and utilization
· Use of energy efficient pumps
· Improvement in Regeneration efficiency of Pasteurizers
· Introduction of two temperature levels for different usage etc