Agro Plant Invest

Oil crushing and refining facility

Agro Plant Invest ltd. is one of the subsidiaries of the well-known Bulgarian company Agro Reserve Ltd and sister company of Nik-sot Group Ltd.

About Us

Agro Plant facility is built on its own plot in city of Devnya, Varna region, with an area of 16,715 sq.m. where it operates sunflower seed crushing and solvent extraction plant with newly built modern refinery. Being part of a larger group helps the company to be one of the fastest developing producers of sunflower seed oil in Bulgaria. The base compromises 1500 sq.m. brand-new refinery from 2019 implemented with the latest machine technologies for the manufacture of Refined Degummed Winterized Bleached (RDWB) Sunflower Oil. A policy of continuous improvements is allowing the facility to process thousands of tons conventional, high-oleic and organic sunflower seeds. Daily crushing capacities reach up to 200 MT and annual crushing capacities reach up to 70,000 MT of sunseeds. Production plant is located just 5km from Varna West Port Terminal making the facility logistically perfect for container and vessel shipments.

Business model

Highlights for THE GROUP:

• Top 6 of the commercial companies in agriculture
• Largest Bulgarian corn exports to Republic of China in 2014.
• Top 3 of the Bulgarian exporters of peeled sunflower
• Turnover of the Group – exceeds EUR 100.0 Mio.
• Number of the employees – exceeds 450 people.

THE GROUP is a registered trader of grain and fodder according the Bulgarian legislation. It holds a Certificate for ISCC EU for rapeseeds trade, sunflower, corn and wheat. It holds a license for transport operations in the country and international transport.

The factories for production of peeled sunflower seeds and sunflower oil are certified according: IFS Food Certificate, BRC, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, HACCP, HALAL, Kosher certification, Certificate of Halal.

Our Product List

Product name: Crude sunflower oil
Product description: Sunflower oil extracted from sunflower seeds
Origin: 100% BULGARIA
Composition: 100% crude sunflower oil

Physical features
Appearance: Clear liquid without settlings
Colour: Golden yellow
Smell: Specific for sunflower oil
Taste: Specific for sunflower oil
Content of settlings: < 0.25%
Impurities from other oil: absent

Full specifications file

Product name: High Oleic Sunflower Oil
Product description: Refined Bleached Winterized Deodorized High Oleic Sunflower oil
Origin: 100% BULGARIA
Composition: 100% sunflower oil

Physical features
Appearance: Clear liquid without settlings
Colour: Golden yellow
Smell: Specific for sunflower oil
Taste: Specific for sunflower oil
Impurities from other oil: absent

Full specifications file

Product name: Refined sunflower oil
Product description: Refined Bleached Winterized Deodorized Sunflower oil
Origin: 100% BULGARIA
Composition: 100% sunflower oil

Physical features
Appearance: Clear liquid without settlings
Colour: Golden yellow
Smell: Specific for sunflower oil
Taste: Specific for sunflower oil
Impurities from other oil: absent

Full specifications file

Product name: Refined sunflower oil
Product description: Protein meal used for livestock feeding extracted from oil from sunflower seeds
Origin: 100% BULGARIA
Composition: Pelletised and Non-pelletised 100% Sunflower Meal

Physical features
Appearance: Granules with diameter 8 mm and length 20 mm
Colour: Grey – yellow with different shades depending on the used grain
Smell: Specific for meal, without any unusual odors, depending on the raw material used
Taste: Specific for meal, without any unusual odors, depending on the raw material used

Full specifications file

Manufacturing Unit

Oil seed purchases are made according to quality criteria identified in the purchase specifications, and the products are taken into silo storage facilities only after control and approval of the quality management unit. The crude oils produced in the seed crushing unit are stored under appropriate conditions and are sent to the refinery unit to be refined. Oil seed cakes are processed in the extraction unit, having their oils removed, and the remaining oil meal is evaluated as raw materials in the animal feed industry.

Technology

The oil crushing unit uses best in its class screw press unit Desmet Ballestra Rosedown, known for its high reliability. In the refinery unit, crude oil passes through processes of neutralization, bleaching, winterization, and deodorization, and refined oil is acquired. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology, and product quality is assured with engineers that consistently check the process and quality management department.

Internal laboratory

Our facility processes only laboratory tested high quality sunflower seeds with pure origin Bulgaria, Black Sea Region.

The internal laboratory carries testing for both incoming raw materials and produced goods to assure constant high quality throughout all stages of the manufacturing process. Speed of analysis is vital for efficient process control. This is why we rely on high-tech laboratory equipment such as Lovibond model FX and FoodLab, allowing us to perform all chemical tests easy and rapidly insuring highest accuracy and production efficiency.

Packing and Labelling

We strive to best match our clients’ needs and provide different packing solutions for our oils – in bulk quantities and for retail industry.

Our standard packing options of Refined sunflower oil include:

Plastic bottles – 1L, 3L, 5L, 10L (please inquire for more options)

Jerry cans – 3L, 5L, 10L

IBC Tanks – 920 KG

Flexitanks – 22 000 KG up to 24 000 KG

Private labeling is available upon customer request.

Certificates

Contacts

Agro Plant Invest ltd. – Crude and Refined sunflower seed oil production

Office: 
Bulgaria , Varna | 3 Nikola Vaptsarov Str. | floor 6 | office 16

Production Facility and Refinery:
Devnya, Industrial Zone South, 9160, Varna region , Bulgaria

E-mail: info@agroplant.com

Tel: +359892 212 200

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