Pioneer Foods


Tel: +27 21 974 4000
Fax: 086 407 0044

Pioneer Food Group Limited

The Pioneer Food Group is home to a large number of South African household brands including Bokomo, Nulaid and Ceres. As one of the largest producers and distributors of food, beverages and related products, the Group focuses on consistent service delivery and product excellence, supported by a dynamic workforce across the country.

The group has three major divisions:

Essential Foods: This division manufactures wheat and maize products, trades in rice, beans, lentils and dried vegetables and has large bakery operations.

Groceries (previously Bokomo Foods and The Ceres Beverages Company): This group produces cereals, rusks, biscuits, cake mixes, baking aids, instant mash potato, dried fruit products, nuts, spreads, dehydrated vegetables, processed salads, fruit juices, carbonated soft drinks and fruit concentrate mixture.

Pioneer Foods International Joint Ventures: In partnership with Heinz Foods SA, this joint venture produces tomato sauces and ketchup, frozen foods, seafood tinned products, tinned food, instant meals and noodles. Bowman Ingredients South Africa is a joint venture to supply food ingredients to South Africa’s large food producers.