Ceres Business Initiative Member Details
Kaap Agri Bedryf Limited
Kaap Agri had its origins when a few farmers in the Swartland decided to jointly buy guano (bird manure) to use as fertilizer. This led to formally establishing De Westelike Graanboeren Koörporatiewe Vereniging in 1912. Over the years the company expanded with a branch and silo network in the Swartland and the Boland. From 1930 to 1950 various other cooperatives were established in neighboring towns and areas. They all basically delivered the same functions as Wesgraan. In 1981 the first large amalgamation took place when Western Province Fruitgrowers and Wesgraan joined forces to form WP (Koörperatief) Beperk. Since then further amalgamations have taken place with Drakenstein Vrugtekwekers and Wynland Koöperasie. In 1995 WP (Koörporatief) was converted to a public company, WPK Landbou Beperk. This was the first of the former cooperatives that converted from a cooperative to a company. In the meantime, Porterville Landboukoöperasie and Noord-Boland Koörporasie amalgamated to form Boland Agri. The current Kaap Agri had its origins when WPK and Boland Agri amalgamated in 2005. Today the Kaap Agri area of operation includes the Swartland, Boland, Wynland, Overberg, Langkloof, Namaqualand, Orange River, Sundays River Valley, Namibia, and the areas in between, as well as Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Therefore Kaap Agri’s area of operation is Southern Africa.