As soon as they arrive at the factory, the olives are washed and cleaned of any leaf or stems by circulating them on a mechanical-hydraulic conveyor.
The second step is to crush the olives into a paste. The consistency will vary with the variety being pressed.
- MALAXING THE PASTE
The olive paste is then placed in a special mixer with spiral mixing blades. This step is indispensible since it will allow small oil droplets to combine into larger ones.
- SEPARATION OF THE PHASES
The following step consists in separating the oil from the rest of the solid parts by transferring the paste in a centrifuge.
The last step is to separate the oil from the water and sediment. 5 to 8 kilos of olives are required to produce 1 kilo of oil.