Koeltehof Packers is a packing and distribution plant on the Koeltehuis Farm in Kiepersol, Mpumalanga. Having specialised in the avocado industry for many generations, and having a small avocado orchard ourselves, we are proud to be experts on the needs of avocado growers and the process involved in the packing and logistics of these fine fruit.
Acquired and re-established by the Khoza Family Trust in 2008, Koeltehof Packers services avocado growers, distributors and exporters from Hazyview, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
The packhouse facility at Koeltehof Packers underwent a major upgrade and expansion from 2015 to 2016. We now have dedicated hands-on management and seasonal capacity for 225 tonnes per 9-hour shift (4950 tonnes a month) – more than double our previous capacity.
This is due to the implementation of our state-of-the-art bin tipper, grading system, pack line, high-technology cooling facility, and forced high-humidity coolers that ensure the best possible moisture retention for longer shelf life. *** Pro Cooling?
Koeltehof Packers is also known for cutting-edge technology in line with global trends. For instance, our soft-touch approach ensures quality of the highest standard – from tipping to shipping.
Koeltehof Packers is remarkable not because of our innovation or growth. We are remarkable because of the way we relate to clients, staff, the greater grower community and beyond. Visit our farm and you’ll even see buses of tourists, exploring out of sheer interest.
Our business model is built on respect, integrity, loyalty, empowerment and balance. Because business isn’t just about getting the job done; it’s about livelihood and people.
We regard our employees as part of our family – developing and promoting them on an on-going basis. Not only have many team members been part of the Koeltehof Packers family for more than two decades, our management team has also collaborated for more than 17 years.