Production equipment is one of the vital needs in producing organic coconut sugar after nira (coconut nectar). Without production equipment, the trained partners cannot make organic coconut sugar in the form of ant sugar. In practice, the production tools needed in making organic coconut sugar include sieves, filters, and gums or guseran. There is also every production tool has provisions that are in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). For example, for sieves, it is required to use stainless steel with a hole of density (mesh) 16. Then for the filter itself using the same material as the 100 mesh.
The purpose of the procurement of these production tools is nothing but to support the production activities of fostered partners in uniforming the quality and quality of organic coconut sugar produced. When quality and quality are maintained, it will certainly provide benefits for both parties. Where this is in line with the concept of partnership that has been built so far, namely mutual benefit from each other.
In its implementation, the Production Aid Aid Program collaborated with one of the producers of special production tools of organic coconut sugar in the village of Rancamaya, Cilongok District, Banyumas Regency. He is Mr. Aziz Irwanto, who is a successful sugar craftsman in the region. Mr. Aziz Irwanto helped PT Integral Mulia Cipta in meeting the needs of production equipment.
The Production Tool Aid Program is implemented in almost all the target areas owned by PT Integral Mulia Cipta including Banyumas Regency and Purbalingga Regency. From the data collected there were 9 (nine) villages that received assistance with production tools, namely Pageraji, Pernasidi and Gununglurah villages (Cilongok Sub-district); Sawangan village, Jingkang, and Sawangan (Ajibarang Subdistrict); and Karangmangu village (Purwojati District). Kerangean village (Kertanegara-Purbalingga District) and Gumelem Kulon and Gumelem Wetan villages (Susukan – Banjarnegara District).
It is hoped that this flagship program can be continued in the coming years with the addition of other production equipment in the form of pans used for cooking and cooking stoves.