Fruitways Packing Services
Fruitways has two packing plants, Melpack in Vyeboom and Valley in Elgin. Melpack has capacity to handle 25,000 tons and Valley has the capacity to handle 35,000 tons of fruit per annum. Both pack houses provide a packing and storage service to our own farms as well as independent growers in the area.
Melpack was one of the first pack houses in South Africa to introduce electronic weight sizing and colour sorting and has always been at the forefront of controlled atmosphere storage technology. We have recently upgraded the packing facility and have introduced a pre-sorting and sizing plant, together with specialised packing lines. The technology will keep Melpack at the forefront of the South African packing industry.
Fruitways Packing Services has 60 permanent employees, and employs a further 600 employees during the peak packing season. The administration office of Fruitways Packing Services is at Valley in Elgin.