The company is a 50+ year old family owned vegetable/oilseed extraction company in Africa. The business has not been operational for over 10 years and is seeking to restart. The main equipments currently in place are the initial equipments installed in the late 60s including a Twin Motor Super Duo™ Expeller® with 14” conditioner and 36” cooker/dryer from Anderson International designed for Linseed. The machine is a durable, lifetime product that operates well but needs very thorough cleaning. The company has various Italian made products and parts for the various parts of the process including: seed input and filter section, seed roaster, seed and oil storage containers and various pipes to take the process through each step.
The factory can be turned on to audit the operational process. It needs a complete audit of the equipments and parts to determine what works and does not work, identify the right replacement parts, clean machines and parts that will continue to be used as well as improve the whole production line and process to update from its initial setup 50 years ago. The company also produces soap from the waste product as part of the final production process and is looking to expand the soap product line to include liquid soap and similar close end detergents as applicable.
We are seeking contractors familiar with oil seed mill factory operation as well as soap production to help restart the facility, audit the line process, identify, help purchase and connect replacement parts and set up the factory according to global production standard. The facility is currently based in Ethiopia and the contractor will be expected to train local employees and help document a factory manual as needed. The company may also need help to identify global demand, buyers of processed product beyond the local market and potentially support the business as needed going forward.
If this project seems a fit and you have served the Africa market or have deep experience in oil seed processing, please click the "Request Connection" link in the right of this company page to privately connect and discuss details.