There are a number of companies in India, which are dedicated towards the manufacture of top class oil mill machineries. These companies are based in different parts of India and work in conformation with the rules and regulations cited by the Indian Oil Industry. Such companies are always well equipped with the required infrastructure, resources, and skilled professionals that are pivotal in the development of flawless oil mill machinery. Of course, the progress of such companies or mills is directly dependent on the government rules and regulations along with the supply of oilseeds.
According to a recent report during December' 2009, India’s foreign currency outgo equals Rs 28,000 crore for vegetable oil imports. This cost can be curbed by various measures such as to control the speculative activities on all the available seeds, enhancing the yields and increasing the acreage area. At present, all the oil mills are operating at 50 % of the installed capacity. The main reasons behind this are as follows:
- Non-availability of raw materials
- Farmers not willing to sell oilseeds, in anticipation of higher futures prices
- At current seed prices, crushing is not viable, as a tonne of seed crush results in a loss of Rs 1,000 a tonne for mills.
Hence, it becomes clear that despite the higher demand of consumable oil in India, the supply of its basic raw material remains short. Hence, all the oil mills are unable to work up to their installed capacity, resulting in less profitability. Irrespective to this, the oil mill industry in India is a booming sector and is opening new opportunities for many.
Indian Oil Mills are managed by the expert people, who have immense experience in the field. They are fully abreast of the processes involved such as Seed Preparation, Extraction from seeds, Degumming, Bleaching, Deoderization, and Hydrogenation. They also have the knowledge of all the machines that are used in these processes. Various oil mill machinery include Seed Cooker, Copra Cutter, Boiler, Decorticator / Huller and Separator, Oil Filtering Equipment, Oil Refining Equipment, and many other machining tools. All these have assisted in making Indian Oil Mills one of the best investments, for domestic as well as international investors.