Innovation is a key success factor behind all successful companies. Innovative means more than having good ideas. A serious, sustained commitment to innovation implies risk and investment.



We have been at the forefront of implementing new technologies and concepts in our field. In 1976, Dr. Johan Combrink wrote in a local scientific article that the Filacell cooling system should be tested in South Africa. We brought it to South Africa in 1998.


The system was tested by Hortec in 2000, test results available on request, and proven to work 100% with top quality fruit after cooling as result. We can do full projects and in conjunction with Nijssen in Holland offer you a first world, innovative, energy efficient 


In the same breath, we introduced the Filacell carton, still a revelation in the local carton design.


As a result of these initial successes, we stayed on track to keep on implementing our vision in our sector.


We have been constantly at the helm of new and innovative cooling tunnel-, cartons, plastic bag- and punnet design.


Our latest developments being the design of an integrated pallet/carton/box design that is getting patented as we write. This is a world first, designed in South Africa.


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Tel.: +27 (0)22 448 1002

Fax: +27 (0)86 604 6058

12 Main St

Riebeeck Kasteel, 7307

South Africa

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