Olive oil processing

Olive oil producers worldwide rely on Alfa Laval expertise and equipment to help getting the best out of olives, by turning these into the best olive oil possible. We supply some of the world’s most advanced olive oil processing technology, backed by decades of practical experience and know-how both in olive oil quality production and by-product recovery and valorization. This makes a big difference to what you can achieve, giving you a crucial edge on your competitors.

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Benefits of our professional solutions for the olive oil industry

  • Wide range of solutions for extra virgin olive oil production and processing by-products
  • Reduced water usage in the olive oil production process by 30%
  • Reduced energy usage and waste by 20%
  • Flexibility settings and control for the best yield
  • Compliant with global hygiene and legislative standards

Alfa Laval is one of the few companies that can provide equipment for all your olive processing priorities and requirements – from initial defoliation to extraction and final packaging – for set-ups of almost any size, capacity and complexity. We are also experts at integrating different processes, technologies and equipment to give you more cost-effective, better-quality results.


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Olive oil production

Whether you need a single machine or complete process lines including installation and commissioning, you can reap huge benefits from working with a technology supplier completely familiar with all aspects of olive oil production.

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An innovative four-step re-milling process to find new ways of reusing by-products, so they have greater commercial value.

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Optimizing the edible oil process

Refining crude oil into edible oil requires deep process knowledge—from degumming, neutralization and dewaxing to bleaching, deodorizing and GE and 3-MCPD mitigation.

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The De Carlo case story

For the last 50 years, the family-run olive oil producer De Carlo in Bitritto, Italy has been using Alfa Laval’s olive oil production equipment, including the latest Sigma 6 especially designed for small-scale olive oil mills. Watch the video to see how they improve the quality of their olive oil, optimize costs, and reduce the consumption of water. 

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The Sociedad Agricola Ouro Vegetal (SAOV) case story

In this video, the award-winning Portuguese olive oil producer Sociedad Agricola Ouro Vegetal (SAOV) reveals how they handle the biggest challenges faced in the last 3-4 years, that is, to meet the recent increase in extra production while maintaining a high-quality standard for their olive oil.  

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