During 1994, as part of the new democratic Government of South Africa’s liberalization of “single channel marketing” in the Agricultural sector, the raisin industry was opened to other processors and marketers for the first time.
This had a monumental effect on the industry, which was liberated to the free market principles.
Today there are 6 major raisin processors along the Orange River. Quality has always been the driving force of the industry, and there are now quality standards that have been introduced to the industry, to which every exporter must comply. These standards are enforced by means of inspection, by the PPECB, acting on behalf of the South African Department of Agriculture, of every export consignment, leaving our shores.
The size of the South African raisin crop averages 40 000t per annum.
RedSun Raisins is in the forefront of the ambitious, new generation of raisin processors in South Africa. We believe that our solid, international marketing network will ensure the development of our business, and with us, the continued prosperity of the 250 growers along the Orange River, who deliver their raisins to us.