Sri.SubbiahTennattu Reddiar established S.T.Reddiar Sons in the year 1886. The aim of the founder was to make available the literatures of high value such as Ramayana, Mahabharatham, Astrology, Ayurveda etc., which were then enshrined in palm leaves by hand writing process to the ordinary man at moderate prices and thereby spreading the light of knowledge to every nook and corner of Kerala State.
Late Sri.M.Rajendran who was a doyen in the printing industry in India was instrumental in bringing S.T.Reddiar & Sons (EKM) into a modern printing unit and state of the art printing company.
Shri M.Rajendran who was a doyen of the printing industry in South India headed Ernakulam branch office. During his lifetime he made the institution S.T.Reddiar & Sons to a national level reputation. His vision, enthusiasm, determination and untiring efforts made the institution in to a full fledged and modern commercial printing press in South India with all infra structure facilities established under one roof. The firm has changed with the times to always adopt the latest technology to be a front runner in the commercial printing field. By his sheer efforts STR entered into the export market also.
He was also a philanthropist and a good orator. He was the International Director for membership development of Y’s Men International, Geneva for 5 years continuously which was a world record in the history of Y’smen International. He was the founder president of Kerala Master Printers Association and Kerala Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association.