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+27 11 381 5750​
+27 11 726 8600
9 Eton Road, Parktown, 2193, JHB, South Africa

Dr Hans Merensky, born on 16 March 1871, was a famous prospector and geologist, humanitarian, devotee of nature, afforestation and agriculture, and a visionary of his time. He died on 21 October 1952. In a brilliant career of close on 50 years of active... read more

Westfalia invites young individuals with aspirations in the fields of Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Food Technology, Food Science or Nutrition, Plant Pathology or Horticulture to be part of its dynamic and professional team... read more



Westfalia Fruit’s agribusiness has always strived to be an industry leader in all its endeavours and environmental issues are no exception... read more​​​

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Introducing our single-serve guacamole six-pack our single-serve guacamole six-packIdeal for single servings and perfect for picnics and camping, the 6x60g plain guacamole tubs deliver the same luxurious texture and delicious taste as Westfalia’s traditional 200g tubs.string;#05 December 2018

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Westfalia Fruit is a multinational, 12-months-of-the-year supplier of fresh  fruit and related products to international markets. Westfalia grows and sources avocados and other fruit across the globe, and processes and packs related products such as avocado oil, guacamole and dried mango in its facilities.

Leader in sustainable management of resources and environment

As a result of strong supply partnerships, Westfalia markets fruit from all over the world, and is developing orchards in new origins with its partners. Major retailers are serviced from sales offices located in South Africa, Nethe​rlands, England (Greencell Ltd), France (Comexa SA), Austria (WMO Fruchthandel), Colombia, Peru (Camet Trading), Chile (Agricom) and California. In addition to marketing services, ripening, packing and handling facilities are operated at these locations. The Group leads the sourcing of avocados from Africa, channelling around 50% of South Africa’s avocado exports to Europe, and imports around 23% of all avocados into Europe. This makes Westfalia one of Europe’s largest importers and distributors of fresh fruit.

Westfalia’s accreditations include internationally-recognised GLOBALGAP, Fairtrade, Sedex, LEAF, BRC, EC Reg 2092-91 and HACCP. These accreditations are international audit benchmarks that provide consumers with the assurance that Westfalia is committed to produce hygienic, safe and healthy food while ensuring the sustainable and responsible management of its bio-resources and the communities and environment in which it operates.

Westfalia’s nurseries, rese​arch and product-development facilities are important contributors to the production of high-quality produce. Westfalia Technological Services (WTS) is one of the largest privately-funded subtropical fruit research organisations in the world, focusing on varietal development, product innovation and environmental issues.

 What We Do

We Grow and Ripen

Our avocados are grown then carefully tested for maturity before we hand-pick them from the orchards. Mature avocado fruit remains hard on the tree until it is harvested. This is one of nature's small miracles that allows us to harvest the fruit, sort it and get it to market at optimal eating quality... read more

We Research and Develop

Westfalia has its own in-house dedicated team of scientists and technicians who focus on varietal development, genetic resources, intellectual property, plant pathology and environmental matters. Westfalia Technological Services is the largest privately-funded subtropical fruit research organisation in the world... re​ad more

We Pack and Process

From the orchard to the packhouse, our avocados are handled and monitored with utmost care, and can be packed into a variety of bulk and retail containers, from netting bags and corrugated cartons to twin-packs and flow-wrapped trays... read more

We Sell and Ship

We market fruit produced in over 40 countries across the globe, and maintain strong partnerships throughout our integrated supply chain. At our dedicated sales offices located in the Netherlands, England (Greencell Ltd), France (Comexa SA) and South Africa, we also operate state-of-the-art ripening, packing and handling facilities... read more

We Care and Conserve

The vision of our founder, Dr Hans Merensky, has guided us over the past 70 years in our commitment to being a responsible agribusiness that cares passionately about the quality of our produce, the environment where it is grown or processed, and the specific needs of our customers... read more


Hans Merensky Holdings (HMH) was established 70 years ago. Its head office is located in Parktown, South Africa. A privately-held company, its shareholders include the Hans Merensky Foundation, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the South African state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC),  Vuka Forestry Holdings (Pty) Limited, Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Pty) Limited and HMH staff.  The Group interacts with a range of stakeholders in different geographies.

  • Our People

    ​In keeping with the humanitarian and personal beliefs of our founder, Dr Merensky, maintaining a strong, people-orientated culture and corporate philosophy serves... read more

  • Our Communities

    Westfalia prides itself as being one of the leading agricultural companies in South Africa with a strong Corporate Social Investment programme that seeks to... read more

Our Shareholders

Westfalia Fruit (Pty) Ltd forms part of privately-held Hans Merensky Holdings (Pty) Ltd. The shareholders of this Group include:

  • Hans Merensky Foundation​
  • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Vuka Forestry Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • HMH staff

Shareholders within the Westfalia Fruit Group specifically are numerous, and details can be provided on request via


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South Africa: +27 11 381 5750
North America
California: +1 805 212 7236
Austria: +43 1 615 0670
France: +33 14 686 7177
Netherlands: +31 174 637 800
UK: +44 13 224 25555
South America
Chile: +562 243 13200
Colombia: +57 4 530 1706
Peru: +511 243 7840