An integrated agriculture operation giant Harrisons Malayalam Limited is India's largest producer of rubber, South India's largest cultivator of Tea and perhaps the largest farmer of Pineapple in the region. It is also a major processor of other agricultural produce from neighboring farmlands.
The company also produces smaller quantities of a variety of other exotic horticultural crops like Areca nut, Banana, Cardamom, Cocoa, Coffee, Coconut, Pepper and Vanilla as well as limited quantities of Organic tea and Spices.
Exotic horticulture being a labour intensive activity the company has been a major employer of people. It today has a workforce of about 15,000. Operating in rural India the company has been responsible in bringing economic activity to remote parts and providing basic amenities including healthcare to a population otherwise deprived of such support.
Over half of the workforce comprises of women. Equal status is accorded to them and they earn the same salaries/wages as their male counterparts.
HML is a company that has witnessed many seasons and weathered many storms. Today it is growing from strength to strength, taking advantage of the changing paradigm for agriculture in India.
HML is part of The RPG Enterprises, one of the largest business conglomerates in India with business interests ranging from tyres, cables, power transmission, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals ,speciality chemicals to retail and consumer marketing, hotel, tourism and entertainment .