The first ever automated dairy in South India was established at Sholinganallur in 1996, with an installed capacity of 4 LLPD.
During the last seven years (2011-2018), the handling capacity of this dairy has been increased to 6 LLPD by strengthening the infrastructure at a cost of Rs.10 crore to meet the increased demand of South Chennai and its peripheral consumers.
Further, Sholinganallur Dairy supplies milk to consumers of South Chennai through 40 hired route vehicles, 43 private agency vehicles, 4 milk Consumer Co-operative Society (MCCS) milk routes and 5 Federation milk routes.
A new effluent treatment plant with UASB digester was installed in the year 2018 with a capacity of 7.00 LLPD. Further, installation of Concentrated Solar Thermal System (CST) for generating steam of 1,000 – 1,100 kg per day at a cost of Rs.100 lakh reducing usage of furnace oil to the tune of 100 – 110 litres per day has resulted in savings of Rs.12 lakh per annum.
A hi–tech parlour is functioning at the entrance of the dairy from 20.06.2018.
This Dairy is certified with IS/ISO 9001:2015, IS 15000:2013 (HACCP) and IS/ISO 14001:2015(EMS).