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OVERVIEW Boat building Atlantis is home to Admiral Boat Manufacturers and Phoenix Marine, both specialist catamaran manufacturers, and Celtic Yachts who make catamarans and cruising yachts. Ullman Sails make sails in Maitland while Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing constructs its catamarans on the Foreshore. Southern Wind in Athlone manufacture high-performance super yachts. Robertson & Caine’s facility in Woodstock produces three boats a week for the international market. With a staff complement of 1 350, a record of having launched more than 1 300 vessels and a subsidiary company in Tampa, Florida, the company is a world leader in power catamarans and sailing catamarans. Nautic Africa makes larger vessels, including patrol, defence, oil and gas platforms and commercial vessels. They are also active in service and support, parts and spares, and vessel leasing and management. The Whisper Boat Building Academy is located at the False Bay TVET College.

Food and beverages The combination of excellent and plentiful agricultural produce, good manufacturing capacity and a skilled workforce give the Western Cape a competitive advantage in the food and beverages sector. A sophisticated transport infrastructure system allows it to service international markets. Famous Brands has bought a famous Western Cape brand in its drive for greater backward integration. Lamberts Bay Foods supplied Famous Brands restaurants with chips for two decades. With its purchase from Oceana, Famous Brands now has greater control over a menu item at all of its 26 restaurant brands, including Wimpy, Fishaways and Mugg & Bean. Lamberts Bay Food sources potatoes from all over South Africa, but its proximity to the potatogrowing Sandveld region is helpful. British American Tobacco, which has about 65% of the legal

ONLINE RESOURCES Cape Chamber of Commerce: www.capetownchamber.com Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CTBi): www.ctbi.co.za National Department of Trade and Industry: www.thedti.gov.za Wesgro: www.wesgro.co.za

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domestic market, has moved its administrative headquarters to the Waterfront. The wheat-growing areas of the Swartland host several mills such as Sasko’s facility in Malmesbury. Bokomo has several manufacturing facilities in Atlantis, Epping, Ndabeni near Pinelands, Worcester and Bonnievale. Safari Vinegar is based in the Strand and there are two Heinz manufacturing plants at Wellington and Atlantis. Two of the biggest chicken processing facilities are located on the N7 highway (Tydstroom) and on the N1 (Rainbow Chickens). The Western Cape has about 16 000 commercial pork sows and produces a quarter of South Africa’s milk. Willards has a factory in Goodwood, in nearby Parow there is a Simba factory and local chip and snack manufacturer Messaris, which has been in operation since 1898, has a facility in Elsies River. Nestlé produces condensed milk and milk powder in Mossel Bay and canned pet food in Cape Town. Tiger Brands makes mayonnaise in Bellville and has also invested heavily in its prepared meals plant in Cape Town. S A B M i l l e r ’s N e w l a n d s brewery is one of the busiest in the country as it is responsible for providing product for a very large geographical area. Coca- Cola bot tler and distributor Peninsula Beverage has three plants – at Parow, Athlone and Vredendal on the West Coast, and employs 1 300 people. WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2019

Western Cape Business 2019  

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the Western Cape. The 2019 edition of Western Cape Business is the 12th issue of this...

Western Cape Business 2019  

A unique guide to business, investment and tourism in the Western Cape. The 2019 edition of Western Cape Business is the 12th issue of this...

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