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About Us

1997

​Saucalitos® was founded with a staff of 18, including a food technologist. Unprecedented at the time, even in today’s ​
food manufacturing, food technologists are considered a luxury or a grudge.

2000

Primolitos® joins the Bethdin having all of its products declared Kosher Parev.

Primolitos® joins the South African National Halaal Authority having all of its products declared Halaal.

2003

​Primolitos® opens its Cape Province branch in Montague Gardens.

Primolitos® Introduces the first multi-laned stick pack packing machines to South Africa for both Liquid and Powder, replacing traditional sachets.

​These stick packs include the first Tea Stick’s®. The first Aspartame Free Sweetener Sticks, Shuga®, as well as the first Full Fruit Jam in Sticks called Maxi-Fruit®.

Primolitos® becomes one of the first companies to practice HACCP in Africa after the CSIR begins to offer several accredited courses on the subject. Primolitos® already subscribed to Good Manufacturing Practices at the time.

2004

​Primolitos® commences National Distribution with its own fleet.

2007

Primolitos® has seven of its employees Accredited as HACCP Auditors.

2008

Primolitos® introduces a tamper proof lid to the whole of its bottled range of products.

2010

Primolitos® introduces the largest multi-lane stick pack machine to Africa so that it is able to pack its sweetener in the smallest form factor stick,13mm.

2011

Primolitos® not only practices HACCP from an audited paper trail point of view but moves into a world class facility in Wadeville covering 8000m2 under roof to live the practice.

Primolitos® becomes the first liquid foods company to
introduce Clarified PolyPropylene bottles to the market
getting rid of the softer and Opaque High Density
Polyethylene as well as PVC bottles which was
banned by the rest of the world.

Primolitos® introduces a double tamper proof lid to the whole of its bottled range of products.

Primolitos® is proud not only of its food safe track record but also of its Health and Safety track record including attention to detail in looking after staff from its canteen and child after-care facility right through to its change room facilities and ergonomical furniture and computer media for its administrative staff.

Primolitos® begins to actively reduce its carbon footprint through its recycling and energy saving efforts.

2013

Primolitos® readies its paperwork for ISO 22000 accreditation as its facility supersedes all structural and physical requirements.

Primolitos® joins the National Independent Halaal Trust having all of its products declared Halaal by it, as well as by the South African National Halaal Authority since 2000.

2015

​Primolitos® is completing FSSC 22000 accreditation having 16 of its staff trained as FSSC 22000 officers and 2 members as some of the countries first qualified FSSC lead auditors.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Plastics
Primolitos® is able to offer various customised packaging solutions in either injection moulding which is suitable for buckets, tubs and cutlery as well as blow moulding which is suitable for bottles.

Flow Wrapping
Primolitos® offers various customised flow wrapped solutions for the catering industry such as cutlery packs.

Liquid Production

Primolitos® is able to offer products of various viscosities (thicknesses) following various cooking and blending techniques.

Primolitos® is able to simultaneously cook-up 10 tons of cooked-up product in 10 variants, 9 tons of cold product in 3 variants and 4 tons of fluid product in 4 variants every 45 minutes of the day.

Products can be filled in automatic or semi automatic lines with wrap around labelling as well as shrink labels.

Packaged Sizes vary from 60ml to 1000 litres.

Own Brand Manufacturing

Customisation
Products can be fully customised according to customer requirements including plastic packaging and taste profiles.

Manufacturing Capacity
Primolitos® has free manufacturing capacity in all of its departments.

Turn-Around Time
Primolitos® current turn-around times is as follows for items which may not be in stock or which may not be standard stock items but have to be manufactured when ordered:

Plastics
72 hours

Flow Wrapping of Cutlery Packs
72-96 hours

Liquid Foods
24-48 hours

Powdered Foods
24-48 hours

Sachets
24-48 hours

Primolitos® has a vast experience in all of its manufacturing departments in dealing with House Brand Products.

Food brands, utilise Primolitos® to manufacture their products due to Primolitos® integrity in dealing with their intellectual property.

Primolitos® is well known for being able to assist its clients in their research and development, thus improving their products and shortening the time of new products to market.

National Distribution

​Primolitos® has engaged the aid of one of South Africa’s largest logistics companies in order to fulfil complete, emergency and top-up orders that its own fleet cannot fulfil timeously.

Orders are normally processed and delivered within 24-48 hours anywhere in the country, out of its Gauteng or Western Cape Branches.

Primolitos® delivers on a National Basis with its own fleet as follows.

Gauteng
Twice a Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

North West Province
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Limpopo
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Mpumalanga
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Free State
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Kwazulu-Natal
Every Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Northern Cape
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Western Cape
Twice a Week to all customers out of Primolitos’® Cape branch situated in Parow Industrial. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Eastern Cape
Every Second Week to all customers. Emergency deliveries can be arranged.

Technical Support

​Primolitos® currently employs 7 technical staff including food technologists, microbiologists, analytical technicians, health and safety officers, HACCP & FSSC lead auditors and chefs.

This is to ensure that Primolitos® customers receive the best after sales service possible.

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