In 1984 under the ownership of P.S.Kuriachen, Elba Plastic Industries was established at Kottayam. Here plastic files, dairy covers, shopping bags etc were manufactured and sold inside and outside Kerala.
During the period 1988-89, Elba received the Kerala distribution of Caprihans India Limited for supply of good quality plastic, clear plastic, painted plastic, pvc flooring materials.
Caprihans is the Indian subsidiary company of the world famous company ‘Enovies vinyl’ which is a British company .
This company has a number of branches in different states of India. The products of this company are distributed all over Kerala – from Kasargode to Tiruvananthapuram and these products are distributed by Elba Traders to over 250 shops.
At the same time a new firm called Elba Traders was established. This establishment was established for the purpose of wholesale trading of plastic, rexin etc. Other than Caprihans, Elba Traders got the distribution rights of many other Rexin companies, PVC, Flooring companies and carpet companies. Among these the prominent companies are Royal Cushion Vinayil, Hithkari Carpets, Bhore Industries etc.
In 1992 , Elba Traders moved to a brand new show room on Carithas junction on M.C. Road,Kottayam. In 1995, Elba Traders began their own Trading Centre at Carithas junction. This building is three-storeyed and has an area of 7500 sq feet. At this time Elba got new dealerships from several companies.The prominent companies among them are Duro Flex which sells mattresses, pillows etc, Sheela group of Companies with their products Star Light and Sleep Well. Other than these there are good quality bed sheets, pillow covers, cushions, blankets, raincoats, central carpets and a variety of door mats, are being sold either as wholesale or as retail. In the year 1998, a prominent company called Plastic Enterprises manufacturing plastic corrugated sheet under the name of Corpac, gave distribution rights of the whole of Kerala state to Elba Traders. This product has great demand. During 1999-2000 Darshan Texcoat Industries, a Bombay based company gave Elba Traders the distrubution rights of the whole of Kerala. Their main products are making the topping for jeeps and plastic sheets for making nylon fabric bags.
A lot of changes started taking place in the trading pattern of Elba Traders .Wholesale trading started in furnishing, plastic, rexin etc. The ground floor of the showroom was renovate and furnished and curtains were shifted there. The period 2001-2002, Elba Traders received the distribution rights of Raymonds company furnishing cloth for the whole of Kerala. On August 15th 2003, Elba Traders opened a new branch in Ernakulam at Chittoor road. This showroom, which has an area of 2500 sq feet, has more than 200 furnishing Cloth of different companies for sale. After every twenty days the representatives of the company receive orders, give necessary suggestions and thereby there is a good relationship between the customer and the distributor. At Elba we provide 200 different types of furnished clothes and more than 1000 curtain clothes. The items available at Kottayam showroom are also available at Ernakulam showroom.