Appletiser SA, the wholly owned subsidiary of Coca Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) produces 59% of all Tiser products for domestic and global distribution at a plant in Elgin. The plant is set to almost double annual production by October as a result of its integration into the CCBSA supply chain.
Following the merger in 2016 of the non-alcoholic ready to drink bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company, SABMiller plc and Gutsche Family Investments, Appletiser is committed to maintaining procurement from South Africa of at least 80% of apples, pears, grapes and similar fruit inputs used for juice concentrate used in Tiser products. Currently all apple and pear concentrate is sourced from South Africa, with grape concentrate increasingly sourced locally, depending on availability and affordability of supply.
Since the time of the merger in May 2016, Appletiser’s contractual obligations in terms of local procurement of grapes used for juice concentrate for Grapetiser has increased significantly from 11% to 43%. This percentage will continue to increase in the next few years as agreed with the Competition Tribunal.
Source: BizNis Africa