A specialist South African packhouse
Recognition of our
most important asset
The packhouse is situated adjacent to Kylemore Village and provides employment for members of the community. Virtually all fruit packed by Banhoek Fruit Packers is destined for the export market. The packhouse is situated on Mount Joy Farms, some 45 kilometres from the Cape Town harbour.
The packhouse operated by Banhoek Fruit Packers incorporates the latest computerised technology. We are consequently able
to meet the packing and packaging requirements of our customers and local and offshore supermarkets such as different carton sizes, open display cartons, punnets and bags.
We are uncompromising in our quality control and all fruit is packed according to the standards required by overseas supermarkets. The traceability of all fruit is ensured. The cartons and pallets are labelled according to international protocols. Each carton can be traced back to the grower as well as to the orchard in which the fruit was grown.
Finally, the fruit pallets are containerised from our cold store and dispatched to Cape Town harbour for shipment overseas. Integral 40 foot containers are used. A permanent record of the cold chain is kept from the time of packing until the container reaches its final destination.
The fruit received by the packhouse is weighed and pre-cooled in order to remove orchard heat. It is then graded on a computerised packline, packed in cartons, labelled and palletised. The pallets are cooled to the required temperature and
are then cold stored awaiting containerisation and export. The cold chain is thus maintained. This entire process takes place according to the highest food safety standards.
All fruit received for packing is subject to our own quality control tests and fruit intended for export is inspected on our premises by the government export agency, the Perishable Products’ Export Control Board (PPECB).