Two state-of-the-art packhouses ensure that we select, pack and ship only the best quality fruit from our orchards directly to our markets and clients across the globe.
At the Junction packhouse near the town of Letsitele in Limpopo, South Africa we pack navels, lemons, pomelos, oranges, soft citrus and kiwis. We can now also pack soft citrus and lemons at our newly build packhouse in Ohrigstad, Limpopo. These two packhouses provide a combined packhouse area of 20 000 m². The citrus packing season kicks off at the end of March and lasts until mid-October. During the season, up to 1 200 tons of fruit can be handled daily during double shifts.
All our fruit undergo multiple tests at the Mahela’s on-site testing laboratories and PPECB inspectors are on site full-time during the packing season to ensure that the required standards are continuously met. Fruit that doesn’t adhere to Mahela’s strict export standards is sent to local markets or to a factory for juicing. Simultaneous packing for several clients can be done using the latest optical grading and sorting technology.
From the packinghouses, the pallets of fruit are transported per truck to local ports where the fruit is once again inspected before they leave for their export destinations.