Long Life Beverages
In 2015, Rhodes Food Group acquired Pacmar (Pty) Ltd, one of the biggest juice contract packaging companies in South Africa. Established in 1997, the plant is situated on the outskirts of Wellington in the Western Cape and employs up to 200 permanent members of staff.
The factory packs for both local and international markets. Its packaging formats include plastic (PET), Tetra Pak, Elopak and bulk packaging such as 20L and 5L “bag in box”.
The plant maintains high food safety standards and holds an ISO 22000 FSSC, e-mark and organic accreditation. Regular inspections and constant health, safety and hygiene training programmes ensure that the facility continues to set the benchmark in industry standards.
The juice products plant’s dedicated team of food technologists and experienced technicians enables the Group to offer the highest standards on food safety and product quality.
Pulps & Purees
Rhodes Good Group acquired Boland Pulp in 2015 – a leading manufacturer of industrial fruit and vegetable purees. The operation, which is located in Wellington in the Western Cape, has been producing quality fruit and vegetable concentrates and purees since 2005. The main products are seasonal deciduous fruits with peach and pear purees contributing the largest volumes. The location in the Western Cape allows a 12-month production calendar thanks to the wide range of available fruits and vegetables for processing.
RFG Pulps & Purees export their products to more than 30 countries around the world. The semi-finished products are used as ingredients in many applications such as fruit juices, fruit preparations, baby foods, ready meals and sauces. To assure high quality and safety, the factory holds the leading food safety standard, FSSC22000, along with SGF certification, which is the primary standard of industrial self-control.
The factory is equipped with 3 FBR-Elpo processing lines that wash, extract, concentrate and aseptically pack the purees with extended shelf-life while retaining organoleptic properties of the natural raw material. Quality testing ensures specifications are met and the consistency in final products is maintained from the start to the finish of each raw material crop.