Our African Partnerships
RCL FOODS has implemented a business model to grow the company and ultimately supply high quality, nutritious and affordable food to the entire African continent. In efforts to achieve this objective we have begun to actively expand our reach beyond South African borders by continually seeking out and negotiating with prospective new business partners across Africa. Through our joint venture partnerships with leading food supply companies in the African market, we will branch out into new and exciting avenues which will benefit the Group as well as our African associates.
Zam Chick – 49% Shareholding
RCL FOODS holds a 49% shareholding in Zam Chick in Zambia under joint management control with Zambeef Products PLC
Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation – 27% Shareholding
RSSC is one of the largest companies in Swaziland. They produce two-thirds of the country’s sugar as well as a significant quantity of ethanol.
Senn Foods Logistics – 49% Shareholding
Senn Foods, a joint venture in Botswana which was entered into during the 2014 financial year, is a good example of RCL FOODS’ approach to sound strategic partnerships in Africa. Senn Foods has a capable management team and has recently invested in a world-class infrastructure expansion to prepare for the planned growth over the coming years. RCL FOODS also continues to forge strong portfolio relationships with its current customers to provide supply and logistics solutions in Africa. One of these is the strategic advantage that Vector brings in terms of the considerable synergies and benefits derived from an effective route-to-market.
Hudani Manji Holdings Limited (HMH) – 33.5% Shareholding
HMH is a poultry producer operating a feed mill, broiler farms and processing plant in Uganda. HMH provides an exciting opportunity to enter the East African region with an established reputable partner, and will create one of the largest processors and marketers of chicken in both Uganda and East Africa.