The original factory was established by Tongaat Milling to produce staple dry food. Notably the company produced a product called “Proton”, a high protein powder supplement used to supplement the diets of gold mining labourers during the severe meat shortages, which were experienced in South Africa. Proton proved to be so successful that it was supplied to Oxfam, The international Red Cross and the Department of Health in South Africa.
The main manufacturing facility is situated in Klerksdorp. Facilities at the plant include the Extrusion, Blending, Packaging, Warehousing and Delivery systems. Our extensive range of catering products are used by large-scale industrial food users such as contract catering companies, mining houses, schools, colleges, feeding schemes, prison services and hospitals. The company has recently started producing a range of breakfast cereals, soyas, soups and powered soft drinks for FMCG retailer and wholesalers.
During 2013 full ISO 22000:2005 accreditation was attained at the factory. The company distributes its products via a network of branches and sales agents throughout South Africa, covering Gauteng, North West Province, Northern Province, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal.
The company manufactures a range of dry food products, which are sold under the FUNA and SUNGOLD brands names into the catering, wholesale and retail markets.
There are 7 product groups:
- Extruded maize based fortified porridges
- Sorghum based cereals
- Soya minces – Beef, Chicken and mutton
- Soups powders – 7 different flavours
- Gravies, coatings and spices
- Dairy products – Milk powder and creamers
- Powdered Soft Drinks (PSD’s) / Isotonic drinks – 12 different flavours