The Donald Brown Group of Companies

(SINCE 1975)

Companies

The DB Group is one of the largest salt producers in Southern Africa and for over 40 years have supplied salt to various industries throughout Africa. A wide range of products are sent from Brandvlei, Prieska, Upington and Namibia while our head office is based in Cape Town. Saltcor is also a well-known trademark in certain African markets while Seepo and Salpura household and table salt brands are distributed through various retail outlets.

SALTCOR (PTY) LTD

(SINCE 1975)

Companies

Donald Brown started Saltcor in 1975 near Brandvlei in the Northern Cape where climatic conditions for producing salt is ideal. The underground saline water supply in this region yields salt of exceptionally high quality.

From humble beginnings (18 000tons in 1975), Saltcor now produces salt on many locations in Southern Africa and distributes various salt products throughout Africa as well as exporting of premium products abroad.

During the time when South Africa faced intensive international isolation, sanctions and boycotts, Saltcor could develop valuable export markets in D.R.C., Zambia, Angola, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, playing its part as a net earner of precious foreign exchange – a source of modest pride to the company. These customers remain loyal to Saltcor to this day.

With roots firmly established in the Brandvlei and Upington region, Saltcor is not only an important contributor to the local economy but also involves itself in the upliftment of the local communities through various social investment projects.
Saltcor is committed to service excellence and quality. Donald Brown personally manages all operations. The company maintains a high degree of flexibility that enables it to adapt to specific customer needs and requirements.

In undertaking to guarantee continuity of supply, Saltcor has deliberately adopted a single-minded customer focus and approach, and adheres to the strongest conviction that, loyalty is mutually productive and beneficial to itself and its customers.

Service is important, price is not the edge. Saltcor, a company worth its salt, and more.

For any enquiries, please contact us.

28 Trans Oranje Street
Tygerberg Business Park
Parow East
7510
Tel: +27(0) 21 951 6501
Fax: +27(0) 21 951 6501
Email: salt@dbgroup.co.za

ROYAL SALT CO (PTY) LTD

(SINCE 1996)

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Simon Schiff started Royal Salt Pans in 1972 and subsequently developed the company into a financially rewarding concern with the help of a loyal and competent management team.

The Donald Brown Group of Companies took ownership of the Royal Salt Pans in 1996 to expand on the group’s product offering, specifically focusing on Royal’s close access to the Cape Town market and established product range in the retail market.

The joint venture between Donald Brown Group and Royal Salt Pans has indeed proved to be mutually beneficial. In the words of Simon Schiff, ” I was reluctant to sell Royal Salt Pans at first – it is a company close to my heart and it was very important to me to find the right buyer. Not only did I need the assurance that whoever buys my company, will carry on developing it and maintain the high standards I have set in the past; I also needed to know that my staff will be well looked after. I have always had the highest respect for Donald Brown and Saltcor, and my decision to sell to him proved to be the right one. I have received nothing but positive feedback from business acquaintances regarding the way Donald and his team conducts business. I am very glad I sold Royal Salt to professionals”.

Royal Salt has primarily been distributing various bulk household salt products in the Western Cape region supplying the agricultural, fishing-; spice and other industries.

Responsible for our own product ranges like Royal Kalahari and Seepo, Royal Salt also offers a private label packaging service for various retail companies throughout Southern Africa.

Our factory and warehouse is based in Tygerberg Business Park where our products are available for purchase.

For any enquiries, please contact us.

28 Trans Oranje Street
Tygerberg Business Park
Parow East
7510
Tel: +27(0) 21 951 6501
Fax: +27(0) 21 951 6501
Email: salt@dbgroup.co.za

 

AFRICAN SALT WORKS

Companies

African Salt Works (ASW) was established in 1921 and since then played a major role in the export of salt products to various African countries like Angola, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

With extensive expertise in all export requirements ASW is responsible for shipments to West and East African ports by sea from Walvis Bay (Namibia) and Cape Town or via rail or road to inland destinations throughout Africa. All salt products are available in various packaging sizes from 500g retail bags to bulk loads.

With a new warehouse and distribution centre in Edenvale, ASW delivers a vast array of salt products in Gauteng and neighbouring provinces.

African Salt Works can source and procure additional products and commodities if required. Large variety of commodities and manufactured articles are available.

For any enquiries, please contact us.

45 Harris Road,
Sebenza Ext 3, Edenvale
Tel: +27(0) 11 608 2894 / 608 3275
Fax: +27 (0) 11 608 2748
Email: info@afrisalt.co.za

SALPURA (PTY) LTD

Companies

Salpura (Pty) Ltd started its operations in Brandvlei, Northern Cape, on October 1999.

The factory at Brandvlei was started as a refining factory to add value to salt produced by the surrounding Saltcor salt pans and to extend a customer service and product offering. The factory now produces Fine Animal Feed Salt for the Agricultural industry.

In September 2004 Salpura (Pty) Ltd expanded and opened a new factory in Upington responsible for the refining and packaging of salt supplied by the salt pans from neighbouring town Askham. Our Upington plant is critical for the distribution of products throughout Southern Africa to industries like Agriculture, Retail and Industrial.

Salpura offers a complete salt refining, packaging and distribution service to the rest of The Donal Brown Group and third-party outlets.

For any enquiries, please contact us.

Industrial Way 6
Updustria
Upington
8801
Tel: +27(0) 54 331 3823
Fax: +27(0) 54 331 3825
Email: salt@dbgroup.co.za