The Lona Group, founded in 1996, is one of the largest integrated fruit and logistics businesses in South Africa, and proud holder of a Level 1 B-BBEE score. It is involved in activities across the food value chain, from farming, aggregating and packing fruit (citrus, mango, grapes, olives, and stonefruit), to cold storage and logistics, marketing fruit for export and domestic consumption, plus fruit and vegetable processing as well as a growing branded foods business. With line of sight across the entire value chain, Lona has tight controls, traceability, and renowned reliability amongst its customers.
Lona Group Structure
Farming, packing, marketing
LonaFresh is one of the country’s largest growers, packers and exporters of citrus fruits and reaches more than 40 countries around the world. Long standing relationships with our customers is testament to our unwavering commitment to quality as well as the service levels we pride ourselves on. This is all made possible through our business model of managing our production at source and involving ourselves along every step of the value chain.
Branded food production
At Lona Foods we source our own homegrown produce from within our group of companies, from our olive farms in the South to our Mangos and Chillis in the North. We produce an extensive range of healthy food products for both leading retailers as well as our own brands, locally and internationally.
Integrated producer, packer, processor, exporter & importer
The Unlimited Group is an integrated producer, packer, processor, exporter and importer of fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts. Our mission is to grow, prepare and supply healthy and beautiful South African produce to the rest of the world.
Cold storage & container terminals
KHOLD is the largest specialised fresh produce cold storage operator in South Africa, with a strategic geographic footprint and state of the art facilities. Through an innovative attitude and a pioneering spirit, we have unparalleled service excellence to our customers.