FOOD & BEVERAGES: SCP Shows Great Growth
Recent Western Cape Business News
Cape-based company, SCP, which trades in fruit juice concentrates and fruit pulps, purees and concentrates from South Africa, South America, Europe and China, as well as other branded food products such as olive oils, has shown growth of a whopping 360% since 2004.
Formerly known as Southern Canned Products, SCP was the South African Food Division of the Gerber GoldschmidtGroup (GGG) for more than forty years when it changed to a (Pty) Ltd in 2004, with GGG and the SCP (Pty) Ltd management as its shareholders.
Says Deon Wahl, MD of SCP: “Since 2004, we’ve not only shown tremendous growth in turnover, but also established three new divisions as well as built a new production facility. We trade in fruit juice concentrates and fruit pulps, purees and concentrates –trading approximately 50,000 Metric Ton per annum. Our world-class HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified production facility develop and formulate fruit juice products for a renowned group of local and international customers, to stringent food standards and customer specification. Our products are also verified on a regular basis by independent laboratories to ensure 100% product integrity.
“In more recent years (since 2006), we’ve also become importers and distributors of branded food products such as olive oils and olives (Olive Pride), canned tuna (Ocean Pride), and a range of food ingredients and additives for the food and beverage Industry.” All products are sourced from world-class factories and are HACCP/ BRC/ ISO 22000, ISO 9000, Halaal and Kosher certified and are tested at third party laboratories to ensure 100% conformance.
“Our Olive Pride is a range of olive oils made from only the highest quality olives, adhering to strict European standards. We’ve more than doubled our turnover on this brand in the last year, of which we’re extremely proud. It proves our point that there was a huge gap in the market for affordable olive and seed oils and products of an excellent quality.”
SCP also offers solutions in terms of food products to their clients, through development, manufacturing, trading, sales and marketing, as well as warehousing. Says Wahl: “Everything we do is based on integrity, quality and service excellence in our approach to each other, our products, our clients and our suppliers. We’re looking to expand our business into the rest of Africa this year.”
Wahl continues: “We’re dedicated to service excellence and integrity, which have been important factors in our success and have led to the loyalty and support of our clients and suppliers. Our main aim to deliver affordable food products of high quality to consumers.”
The company, which started with 13 employees, now boasts a staff complement of 52. “We really look after our staff and believe in giving our star performers excellent incentives. Basically, we believe in hard work, and to also share the spoils. We plan to launch new brands and attain new acquisitions in the next five years,” he concludes.
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