Coconut Oil Press and Coconut Scraper

Axis Industrial Ltd has been manufacturing and supplying coconut oil presses to the Pacific Islands for the past nine years.  The design of the oil press is based on the Aquarius Olive Oil Press.

This photo is of John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand using the Aquarius coconut oil press while visiting Apia, Samoa in 2009. While using the press he said “ This is easier than being Prime Minister”.  This photo is of John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand using the Aquarius coconut oil press while visiting Apia, Samoa in 2009. While using the press he said “ This is easier than being Prime Minister”.

Coconut farmers on remote island plantations can now produce their own virgin coconut oil (vco) thanks to the Aquarius oil equipment used to extract the oil from the flesh from the coconut. 

The coconut scraper was developed two years ago with many clients asking for a coconut scraper to go with their coconut oil press.  The coconut scraper is strong with a .37kw motor and an emergency switch.  The unique design of the cutter head gives better yield of oil.

 

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The coconut driers are installed by village people, the grated coconut flesh is place on a metal plate over wood-burning fire.
Dried coconut is weighed before being placed into the Aquarius coconut oil press, pressure is used to squeeze the organic coconut oil from the coconut meal.

coconut oil presscoconut oil pressLike the olive oil press the simplicity of operation and robust construction has made this a reliable oil press for the extraction of quality virgin coconut oil.  Aquarius coconut oil press is portable and requires no power therefore suitable for remote island communities. The coconut oil press is semi hydraulic, which enables enormous pressure to be applied to the coconut meal.    It is suited to both dried coconut meal and wet coconut meal or coconut cream.  

The coconut oil presses have been sold to the Pacific Islands including the Cook Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji. Wallis, Futuna and recently to the Bahamas and Mexico.

Fair Trade Coconut Oil At The Body Shop, Community Trade is one of The Body Shop's Core Values, and fair trade coconut oil falls right in line with those beliefs. With decades of Polynesian wisdom behind its process, fair trade coconut oil is beneficial for the body and the heart. Discover the people behind fair trade coconut oil and how the production of this favorite ingredient holds up to the Body Shop's rigorous Community Trade standards.

 

Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa has set up an organic Virgin Coconut Oil project that is sustaining rural farmers, creating a cash income for them without them having to leave the land. The Virgin Coconut Oil is then sold to Fair Trade cosmetic retailer The Body Shop.

Our Coconut Oil Press in Samoa:

 

 

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