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About Us

ava coconut oil Ghana

We guarantee that...

  • Our premium brand is produced using the cold-pressed technique which results in the best oil on the market.

  • All our products are free from preservatives and additives.

  • No application of heat at any point of the process.

Background

GKV Foods is a private limited liability agro-processing company incorporated under Ghana’s Companies Act, (Act 179), 1963, on April 15, 2013, with registration number CS178982013. The company has researched into several derivative products from coconuts for the local and international market. GKV is currently pursuing the production of quality foods for healthy living under the ava Foods brand.

Products

From the coconut nuts, we produce virgin coconut oil, desiccated coconut powder and other by-products. Presently, the premium ava® Virgin Coconut Oil and desiccated powder are our flagship products.

ava® Desiccated Coconut powder is used for preparing sweets, dishes, pastries, cakes, cookies, etc. Our coconuts sourced directly from the local communities in the West and Central Regions of Ghana which is the hub of coconut production in Ghana. The powder is carefully processed under strict hygienic conditions using advanced technology to ensure its purity and quality and further examined intensively under various quality parameters. It is known for freshness, purity, taste and long shelf life.

Packaging

Our quality virgin coconut oil is well-packaged in glass jars in the following sizes;


190ml glass jar
500ml glass jar
500ml glass bottles
750ml glass bottles
10, 20, 25-liter buckets
200-liter drums


The Bottles are further packed in paper cartons for shipping to the destination of choice.

Capacity

Our current production lies at 30 tons of coconut oil and 1.8 tons of desiccated powder per month.

 Certification

We are FSSC22000 certified by SGS and and just successfully completed our first Organic Certification audit by Ecocert.

We are also certified by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) - the food governing body in Ghana, and the Ghana Standards Authority which is also responsible for certifying production quality standards in the country.
We also undertake regular laboratory testing of our products in external laboratories in Germany and South Africa.

 

Awards
The Managing Director of GKV Kojo Nunoo was recently awarded the 2020 National Best Agro-Processor during the Ghana National Farmers Day Celebrations.
 


What makes GKV unique?
As a zero-waste company, GKV uses every part of the raw materials in the extraction process. The coconut shell is currently processed into shell charcoal for onward production of activated carbon. The coconut fibre is then used as bio-fuel to power the kiln for the charcoal.

At GKV, quality assurance is our maxim. Our raw materials are carefully selected from the farm gate and taken through rigorous checks. Our company works with a network of Out- Grower Farmers for the raw materials and farmers are resourced with capacity building and quality seedlings. We have our own in-house quality assurance lab which is managed by a highly-qualified food scientist.

 


Our Team
At GKV, personnel safety is our top priority. In this pandemic, we ensure safety protocols for our staff, providing them with the necessary PPEs to facilitate a healthy working environment.. 
Our team consists of a dedicated group of individuals who understand the nature of Process while understanding the process of nature.

Community Service
The company operates a community-friendly business. Our corporate social responsibility ensures support for the farming community. 

We also donate coconut fibre to the Ghana Prisons on regular basis for their weaving projects. 

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Test Certificate & Certificate of Registration

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Raw material sourcing

Our raw materials are uniquely sourced from the richest parts of the Western Region of Ghana (highest producer of the healthiest coconuts)

• In collaboration with the Oil Palm Research Institute of CSIR we have been able to provide training for farmers within the Region

• This relationship has made us the preferred buyers of the best coconut from our farmers

Quality Assurance:

Our product goes through a minimum of five quality control verifications

A unique way of production, designed to ensure best quality oil for both the local and international markets

Product quality

At GKV, we have quality at the heart of everything we do. Our processing is done under the guidance of experienced personnel using advanced equipment.

 

Manufactured to meet both local and international standards, we review our products biannually in an internationally accredited lab based in Germany and South Africa to ensure our product quality consistency