CCK Trading Limited

A fruitful business

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, claims it’s her ultimate beauty secret but people throughout Polynesia have always known about its health benefits. Noni fruit is a rich source of nutrients and has immune-boosting properties. CCK, a Samoan-based company, is producing certified organic noni-juice, sun-dried fruit and powder for markets in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Austria.

When Ken Newton’s thriving coffee, cocoa and kava plantation in Samoa was devastated by two major cyclones in the early 1990s, he decided to take a risk on a wild crop he believed had the potential to become the nation’s next star export – the noni fruit.

His foresight paid off. His company CCK now produces noni products in two certified-organic factories in Apia and Vaigaga.

Traditionally noni was used as a remedy for digestive and respiratory problems, skin problems, high blood pressure, fever and fatigue.

CCK works with Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI) group, a collective of farmers formed to stimuate economic stability in rural Samoa. Farmers receive specialised training in cultivating noni in an environmentally-sustainable way. 

At the juice factory in Apia, the fruit is sorted and pulped and left to mature for a maximum of 60 days. The juice is then extracted using a specialised press and, for certain markets, filtered and pasteurised.

In the Vaigaga processing plant, fruit is sliced, partially sundried and then dried on a wood-fired platform drier to reduce the moisture to 7%-8%.

Noni powder is produced by milling dried fruit and passing it through a magnetic field to ensure the tiny particles are free of metallic contaminants.

As well as continuing to boost export demand for its noni products, CCK is transforming another of Samoa’s fine natural assets into an export star – its honey. CCK exports its runny mild-flavoured Tropical Rainforest Honey to China and New Zealand. At the 2010 World Trade Expo in Shanghai the product was so well received it sold out within a matter of hours.

“People love the fact that it is a completely natural product. Honey is extracted from the beehives and packed directly for the customer. The exceptionally clean environment, healthy bees and absence of disease and pests all contribute to a product of outstanding quality,” Ken says.

It looks as though Ken, CCK and Samoa’s noni-growing and beekeeping industries have a particularly sweet future to look forward to.

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Profile DetailsOpen

Chief Executives / Directors:

Kenneth Newton - Director

Contact Email Address:
shayne@ccksamoa.ws

Physical Address:
CCK Compound, Industrial Zone, Vaitele, Samoa

Postal Address:
CCK Trading Limited
PO Box 3043
Apia
Samoa

Phone:
Ph: +685 24 467

Community Involvement:

CCK Trading Ltd sponsors a variety of activities such as netball, a local rugby team (Vaigaga), the annual Samoa Golden Oldies singing competition and the Rotary Quiz Nite.

Distributors / StockistsOpen

All major supermarkets,
Samoa

Tree of Health Pty Ltd,
Australia

Online Markets:
http://truepacificshop.com/shop/index.cfm

Website: http://www.ccksamoa.ws/

Products

Samoan Gold Noni Juice
Samoan Gold Noni Juice
By CCK Trading Limited
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Tropical Rainforest Honey - 250g
Tropical Rainforest Honey - 250g
By CCK Trading Limited
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Tropical Rainforest Honey - 500g
Tropical Rainforest Honey - 500g
By CCK Trading Limited
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