Ocean Soaps Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Punja & Sons Ltd. Ocean Soaps Ltd, started its operations in 1964 as “Punjas Soap Factory”.
Ocean Soaps Ltd was officially opened in 1967 by the Late Ratu Edward Cakobau, the then Minister of Commerce. Soap manufacture then became a core business for the Punjas Group, with products ranging from laundry soaps, bathing Soaps, soap powder, powdered detergents, Soap noodles, bleach, window cleaner, Fresh air deodorant, to dishwashing detergent all of which bring out the brighter side of life.
The original factory at Namoli purchases copra from all over Fiji to produce coconut oil for export, to be used as a cooking medium & as an ingredient in soaps. The factory also manufactures and packs soap powder, powdered detergent and sand soap.
Also at Ocean Soaps, a cosmetics department produces perfumed coconut oils and soaps exclusively for the tourist market and for hotels under the brand “Naturally Fiji”.
A new Italian state-of-the-art Mazzoni production line has been installed at the new Ocean Soaps factory in Navutu. This equipment produces the company’s wide range of laundry and bathing soaps, automated pillow packed and conventional packed soaps, as well as its range of detergents, bleaches and cleaners. It has also adopted “Kaizen” technique for the continuous improvement of the primary goal of Punjas Group.
Ocean Soaps has also established a world class laboratory and testing facility, designed to meet the most demanding Australian certification standards.
The revenues earned from our Candle manufacturing activity is diverted to Punjas Charity Trust to under take community assistance projects.