Processing & Packaging

We process our own olive oil and we contract the processor for other growers.

The Alfa Laval Oil Processing Machine is a state of the art, fully automatic olive processing machine. Customers can come in and watch as their olives are processed, crushed and turned into olive oil while enjoying a free cup of coffee.

This machine can process up to 3 tonnes of olives per hour on a three-phase operation, running 18 – 24 hours a day, and can produce up to 600 litres of olive oil per hour. It has nitrogen infusion which gives extra shelf life to the olive oil produced.

In 2006 The Bovalina Olive Oil Group became the first plant in the Adelaide Plains to receive an SGS Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification. HACCP is an international principle defining the requirements for effective control of food safety.

In 2009 we introduced the new de-leafing machine. This cleans all twigs and sticks prior to washing. This is just another way Bovalina is offering fantastic olive oil to the consuming public.

The bottling line consists of a SIEM automatic quad block, O.M.A.R heat shrink capsule machine and a PE Labeller. Three machines working together are capable of filling, heat shrinking and labelling 2,800 bottles per hour of 500ml. The SIEM machine has dry air rinse prior to filling, 14 head high speed vacuum filler, a nitrogen injecting system which injects food gas into the bottle before closing and a single head capping machine which creates a tamper evident cap. The PE Labeller is a three station label machine which gives you the option to do a front, back, neck and full wrap around label

The bottling facility also has the latest technology, in ink jet printing which enables you to spray on bottles and cartons. With this equipment you can spray best before dates, batch numbers, number sequences and the time.

We have approximately 900 square meters of undercover storage.

Follow the link to watch a episode of scope which filmed how Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-2/episode-159

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