Avocado Oil QualityWhether to press high quality, Extra Virgin, or lower grade, crude/refined is a big decision.
Each alternative has different specialist equipment, factory design and working capital requirements.
Feasibility StudiesEach project has unique circumstances. Fruit prices & oil yield change every month of the production season.
So it’s important to model production costs and Return-on-Investment, for your bankers.
Designing a Production FacilitiyMany decisions are required to build, rent, or prepare, a factory.
AvoHealth can help design the optimum way to manage 9 different work areas in your building.
Source, Purchase & Commission EquipmentIt’s challenging to source the 'most optimum' equipment from manufacturers all over the world.
We typically create substantial savings with new, refurbished, and locally sourced equipment.
Production Rules & ProtocolsAvoHealth provides Operating Protocols, to cover:
• Food Safety Programs
• Environmental Policies
• Post harvest protocols for fruit
• Production procedures
• Oil storage & packaging
...... and much more.
Market DevelopmentWe can develop an entire marketing strategy, to meet different target markets in every geographic area:
• Gourmet Food & Online retail
• Ingredients & Food Service
• Cosmetic industry
• Nutraceutical & health capsule
Packaging & BrandingExtra Virgin Avocado Oil is a fragile product. It requires special packing conditions to protect from damage by oxygen or light.
We ensure your oil reaches the market in perfect condition.
Private LabelDistinguish yourself from competitors with Private Label Extra Virgin Avocado Oil.
We actively support distributors who wish to see their own Private Label avocado oil brand succeed in the market.
It’s far more complex to press Avocado Oil at low temperatures, than many investors realize. Around the world, many decanter manufacturers, claim to be avocado oil experts simply because they are involved with olive oil. However an optimum Avocado Oil business requires equipment from several different manufacturers. In addition:
- We recommend slightly different equipment, to press Extra Virgin, compared to, lower grade Crude Avocado Oil. In turn, this influences plant design and working capital requirements.
- If you live in a tropical region, then it’s best to grow your avocado in ‘high altitude’ locations – for example, in Mexico, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania or Ethiopia.
- There are many reasons to establish a production plant. But to achieve high efficiency, profitably, and to be ‘competitive’, we suggest you will need to press (at least) 1,000+ tonnes of fresh avocado per year.
Our consulting preference is to help design your plant from the beginning. Avocado oil production is similar to any other product; the business case has to ‘stack-up’. We analyse what will work best in your situation, or to improve your current processes. Typically we combine technologies from different suppliers in Europe. One machine is manufactured to our specifications in China. Sometimes we are asked to create savings by sourcing some refurbished equipment.
We hear some ‘horror’ stories. That’s why we mostly recommend European equipment from manufacturers who also provide excellent back-up and support across the world.
Avocado Oil is expensive because we use such high quality fruit that can otherwise be sold fresh. So maximum efficiency, maximum quality and maximum output/yield are very important for the investment and profitability. An AvoHealth processing plant will:
- Achieve more oil from each avocado
- Need less labor
- Use energy/electricity more effectively
- Produce fewer, and cleaner, waste materials
- Result in higher quality, more stable, oil with a longer shelf life.