1. Find a good location
Since you won’t be selling directly to consumers, there’s no need to build your processing plant near a market. You should be more concerned about being close to palm plantations or near areas with plenty of palm trees.
However, it will be an added bonus if you are located close to both plantations and markets. Secondly, your location should be located in a sparsely populated area, which is convenient for cars to come and go. It would be nice to have a nice environment around your factory.
2. Obtain the necessary equipment
In the past, palm oil was processed above ground in “tanks”. Then rub and squeeze the palm fruit until the oil is extracted. However, this old method is not economical because it leaves some large amounts of oil in the palm kernel, but these can be converted into more palm oil.
But now, palm oil is processed using machines. This modern method is much more hygienic and it helps to extract all the palm oil in the kernel without leaving much of what goes to waste. You should also know that most of the machines that process palm oil can be imported or assembled locally.
Equipment Needed For A Palm Oil Processing Business:
3. Construction of processing plants and installation of processing equipment
You may need to enlist someone to help build the required infrastructure and install processing machinery.
4. Employed workers
You need to hire people to operate the palm oil processing machinery. If more machines are planned, then you will have an operator for each machine. You will also need to hire other employees such as security personnel, administrative staff, and so on.
5. Build market awareness
For prospective marketers, encourage them to buy from your company. A smart way to keep them long-term and offer high-quality palm oil at a discounted price. You should also get customers to help you advertise your factory.
Additionally, you can build a retail store to sell palm oil. If you decide to go this route, you can create a competitive advantage through your own brand, promoting your palm oil with greater intensity.