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Drovers Hill Farm - apple juice production system

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About Drovers Hill Farm

Drovers Hill Farm is an organic farm based in the Chilterns owned by Mark and Nicola Knop. They grow over 15 varieties of apple in their orchard, which they use to make apple juice and cider.

Drovers Hill Farm's Requirement

Drovers Hill required a system to produce juice with minimal labour, along with equipment to fill, cap and label their bottles.

The Solution

Vigo supplied a Voran EPB350 belt press with SA wash mill with elevator. This system allows Drovers Hill to press around 300 kg of apples per hour with minimal labour. Vigo also supplied a gravity filler, in-bottle pasteuriser, pneumatic screw capper and VL/1 semi-automatic labelling machine. The equipment was installed and commissioned by Vigo engineers.


Mark Knop said, ”Vigo offered us high quality equipment at a good price. Their advice reassured us that we were ordering the correct equipment for our needs. We also knew that ordering this equipment through Vigo meant that it would be installed by experienced Vigo engineers and would come with a no-quibble warranty, which gives us peace of mind.”

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