As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world, at Ceres we are taking proactive steps grounded in science to protect the safety of our products, our employees, their families and support our communities around the country. As one of the country’s largest manufacturers of food and beverages, we are considered a provider of essential goods. We will thus maintain our production capacity during the lockdown period as prescribed by Government.
Ceres is one of the oldest farming areas in South Africa. The first inhabitants were the San and the Koi, while the first Europeans settled from 1729 onwards. Stock farming was mostly established in the Ceres area and later fruit farming became very popular.
Fruit juice was produced for the first time under the Ceres brand in 1982. At that time Ceres Fruit Juices was part of the Ceres group of companies. The latter was established in 1923.
Since then, our company has grown from strength to strength and has won many prestigious food and beverage awards both locally and internationally.