Mobile racking in South African fruit stores

Southern Storage Solutions – DEXION, has installed numerous mobile rack installations in conjunction with Barpro Storage which has increased the storage capacity of each facility without the expensive task of increasing the room size to cater for conventional pallet racking or drive in racking with all the associated extra refrigeration and electrical costs.


Tech that fruit

The lack of rainfall in the Western Cape is starting to have a knock on effect, not just in the sustenance for plants and drinking water, but also for animals and small businesses. It is only a matter of time before these effects are felt on a wider field in larger business and in our homes, where already there are significant efforts to reduce overall water consumption, says John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics.


Low hanging fruit at Capespan?

AGRI-BUSINESS investor Zeder looks determined to own 100% of Bellville-based fruit exporting Capespan. Zeder has made an awfully generous offer to the 25% shareholding in Capespan that is in the hands of minority shareholders – arguably underlining an unshakeable belief in the future promise of a business that has always not delivered consistently on profits over the years. The question then is what Zeder – which is renowned for making astute agri-business investments – is really seeing in Capespan?


SAFT's Killarney investment bears fruit

The Southern African Fruit Terminals Group of Companies (SAFT) has officially launched its brandnew state of the art cold storage facility in Killarney Gardens, which is situated adjacent to the SATI Container Services. CBN joined Ockert Henning, SAFT’s Managing Director for a sneak preview and grand tour of the new premises.


Capespan reaps fruits of restructuring

BELLVILLE-based fruit and logistics giant Capespan is starting to benefit from a re-shaping strategy introduced by MD Johan Dique, the executive who was credited with turning around sprawling agri-business Senwes. In the year to end December Capespan managed its strongest set of results in recent years on the back of increased volumes and real price increases in the markets.

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