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Founded in 2011, MultiSnack specialises in importing and distributing a selection of edible nuts, dried fruit, seeds and sweets to the South African food and bakery industry. Headquartered in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, the company is showing strong and consistent growth.

We import our nuts, dried fruit and seeds from exotic places all over the world,’ explains managing director Gerhard van der Merwe. ‘We also support the South African economy by sourcing products from local farmers. We are proud of supplying consistently high quality products, so all products (imported or local) are sourced from only the most reliable suppliers. This careful selection of suppliers ensures that our customers will receive an end product of superior quality. We roast, salt, spice, coat and pack all of our own nuts, seeds, dried fruit and sweets on-site at our facilities,’ he enthuses.

MultiSnack distributes across the entire spectrum of South Africa. It is fast becoming one of the country’s preferred suppliers of a wide range of products. There are a number of reasons for this. ‘We are extremely flexible when it comes to customer service.

We are well-known as being exceptionally accommodating to those customers who need customised products and packaging,’ Van der Merwe adds. ‘Our company strives for customer satisfaction, and we pride ourselves on not only supplying top quality products, but also in building and maintaining a strong professional relationship with all of our clients. To us, these practices are not simply part of the process of doing business, but forms part of our company’s very culture.’

MultiSnack supplies product to fastmoving customer goods bakeries, the FMCG market, retailers, food manufacturers and the food service industry. ‘Our house brands are available in packaging configurations from one kilogramme upwards. At our on-site factory store, we offer our products in 500g and one kilogram packages directly to the public,’ Van der Merwe adds. ‘We supply both in bulk and in smaller quantities, catering to businesses of any size. No customer is too big or too small for us to provide them with our best service. We also have our own brand names. We sell our products under Jolly Snacks and Banting Basics.

‘As a company, we take pride in the fact that we adhere to the highest industry standards when it comes to the processing, packaging and warehousing of our products. MultiSnack takes food safety very seriously. Our company has been accredited by various notable institutions, such as the South African Bureau of Standards, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, National Independent Halaal Trust, Food Safety Assessment and the Union of Orthodox Synagogues of South Africa.