From humble beginnings as a family business, Suiderland Plase has blossomed over the years while preserving our cherished values. Our culture still reflects the essence of care and compassion, nurturing both our people and the communities we touch, many of whom hail from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through an empowerment model of co-ownership via workers’ trusts, we foster growth and development, acting as mentors in financial and business principles, management, and technical skills.
Our Fresh Approach
At Suiderland Plase, excellence is a way of life. Our quality chain begins on the farm, where every aspect, from nurturing the soil to the skilled hands that pick, pack, and deliver our fresh fruit, is carefully orchestrated. With a relentless focus on excellence, we uphold superior standards in product, packing, and logistics services through experienced supervision, cooperation, and capable staff.
Guided by a corporate compass, sustainability is at our core. Balancing the demands of the global market and the preferences of our customers, we prioritise sustainable development, empowering social growth with fair and beneficial business processes.
Accreditations & Compliance
Suiderland Plase’s global reputation is etched with an international stamp of approval. With farms and packing facilities meeting the world’s most stringent accreditations, we ensure strict compliance and embrace the high standards demanded by major retailers worldwide, including:
Committed to food safety excellence, Suiderland Plase fully recognises our responsibility to deliver products that meet international food safety standards. As an IFS (International Featured Standard) certified broker, we set the bar for auditing food safety and quality, making us pioneers in ensuring top-notch processes and products from farm to table.
Nurturing Expertise, Elevating Standards
At Suiderland Plase, our employees undergo comprehensive annual training in health and safety, personal hygiene, harvesting hygiene, produce handling, firefighting, first aid, food safety, cultural awareness, fork-lift operation, and safe chemical handling—both on the farm and in our pack house. Embracing South African and International Standards, we apply stringent standards for the use of plant protection products, ensuring the utmost quality of our farms and fruit.
We maintain our commitment to excellence by subjecting our products to third-party audits. This meticulous approach ensures that the received and packaged products consistently meet our set terms and the highest industry standards. Our dedication to expertise and unwavering quality is at the core of everything we do.