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The Little Orchard Company - pressing

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About The Little Orchard Company

The Little Orchard Company produces high quality cider from freshly pressed English apples. They are based in North Oxfordshire and have a 500 tree apple orchard.

The Little Orchard Company's Requirements

During the start-up phase of their business in 2012, The Little Orchard Company required apple pressing equipment that would be appropriate for a trial run of 7000 litres of cider produced in a small pressing shed. The equipment also had to be future-proof so that it could cope with much larger volumes if the trial was successful.

The Solution

Vigo supplied a Voran RM2.2 mill and 100P2 hydraulic press, which comfortably gave them the throughput required for the trial run, whilst having plenty of capacity to cope with the future expansion of production.


Jo Dakin said, “Our trial run has been a huge success and we are already planning next year’s expansion. We are delighted with both the quality equipment supplied by Vigo and the friendly advice given, which is always pertinent, probably because Vigo’s owner is a cider-maker himself.”

The Little Orchard Company - Update [2014]

Sadly after 11 years' work and with a heavy heart Jo Dakin and her husband decided to sell their orchard.

The orchard is now under new ownership and the new owners plan to continue cider making.

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