Our Story

Our Story is tied to the Soil of the Caribbean

CGA Limited is proud to be the only indigenous manufacturer of soaps, edible oils, margarines and shortenings for over 85 years. We started off as a simple company in 1937, formed by a group of farmers in search of reaping greater value from the native coconut.

Our story is very much a Caribbean one. Over the years, we have grown to a national brand supplying products to retailers across the country. From solely manufacturing highly digestible coconut oil, we have since expanded to the many other product lines and brands we distribute to several local, regional and international markets.

From the coconut tree comes copra, the dried kernels of the coconut which contains over 65% oil. We’ve been pressing oil from copra since 1937. That was the year estate owners with varying backgrounds from across the islands came together to form an association. A year later they commissioned a central mill in Laventille where all
copra could be brought and processed. While we might no longer be an association, CGA still remains at its original location in Laventille.

Over the years, we’ve expanded from solely manufacturing highly digestible coconut oil, into making margarines, shortenings, soaps, as well as many other products. We service large multinational firms, private organizations, small businesses, and major food and pharmaceutical chains. If you live in the Caribbean, especially Trinidad and
Tobago, you will be surprised to learn just how many products you use or eat every day that contain ingredients manufactured by CGA.

We started off small with a simple goal, and we have grown to be a privately owned national brand supplying products found in stores across the island from Toco to Icacos. We have found our way across the region and are continuing to grow further abroad.

So you see, our story is very much a local Caribbean one. And as much as we love the shade of the coconut tree, we’ve learned to use it for so much more.