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About Us

Subtropico International is a family-run fresh produce marketing agency that specialises in subtropical fruit.

supporting local farmers

Subtropico International procures from contracted growing programs with commercial farmers.

World Class Standards

Our farming practices and packhouse facilities and protocol are managed within the framework of strict retail food safety management system, within the specifications of relevant food safety legislation and product requirements retail audit requirements.

World Class Facilities

Subtropico International’s facility is housed in 5500m² packing facilities, offices, cold storage, and ripening facilities, and can accommodate logistics from small to large.

MEET OUR TEAM

WHO WE ARE

Subtropico International has been operational since 2003, starting from humble beginnings in a small packhouse in Klapmuts in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and expanding to the world-class facility which it operates today

As part of the Subtropico Limited group, Subtropico International is an owner managed, hands-on operation that supplies the best quality produce from our extensive supply base and established logistics network.

We are the go-to guys for subtropical fruit.

We pride ourselves in delivering excellent service in which we strive to exceed customer expectations through living our shared value system. 

We are proud suppliers of subtropical produce to the distribution centres of all the Major Supermarket Retail groups in the Western Cape and throughout South Africa.

With a keen eye on future food sustainability, Subtropico International believes in optimising the full value chain by curbing post-harvest losses through innovative drying and processing technology without preservatives (Future Forward Food), value-adding (Subtropico Fine foods), and continually improving processes from farm to retail.

SUBTROPICAL FRUIT

Our Brands

Our purpose

We support the agricultural sector by securing and supplying excellent quality sub-tropical fruit that is both natural wholesome and healthy for our customers.

 

Our Values

Pride – As a family-run business, we take great pride in everything we do

Passion – We are passionate about putting our hearts and souls into our work

Respect – We respect ourselves, our staff, our suppliers, and our clients

Responsibility – As a hands-on owner-run business, we accept full responsibility for any activities relating to our business

Commitment – Our commitment to our staff and stakeholders is unconditional

Loyalty – When you work with us you become part of our extended family where loyalty is unconditional

Excellence – We provide our clients with excellent produce and excellent service

Facilities

Farmers

Days a Week

Retailers
MEET OUR TEAM

Our Team

DEON SMIT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

deon@subtropicoint.co.za

+27 (21) 875 5676

JOHAN SMIT

PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR

johan@subtropicoint.co.za

TEL: +27 (21) 875 5943

JACQUES SMIT

BUSINESS MANAGER – SYSTEMS

jacques@subtropicoint.co.za

+27 (21) 875 5056

JODY BRYMER

SALES

jody@subtropicoint.co.za

+27 (21) 875 5943

NIEL LE ROUX

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

niel@subtropicoint.co.za

TEL: +27 (21) 875 5056

OUR PLEDGE

Commitment to excellence

Supporting local farmers

Subtropico International is involved in agricultural activity growing its own products but also procures from contracted growing programs with commercial farmers.

Products are sourced through growing programs with provincial and national accredited producers to ensure consistent year-round supply to retail. This requires the company to enter extensive high-volume growing programs with producers from all the major growing regions throughout South Africa. The procurement program which was traditionally focused on bigger commercial farmers is being extended to include emerging farmers and farming communities.

world class standards

Our farming practices and packhouse facilities and protocol are managed within the framework of strict retail food safety specifications, consumer act regulations, Eurogap, and other relevant food safety legislation and product requirements. 

Products are packed and delivered 7 days per week through a well-developed logistics network to retail distribution centers and customers in the hospitality and catering industry.

World Class Facilities

Subtropico International’s packing facilities were upgraded in 2019 on the same premises that they have been operating in since 2003.  The overall facility has a capacity of  5500m², housing packing facilities, offices, cold storage, and ripening facilities. Subtropico International can accommodate logistics for small to large consignments.

A dynamic, hands-on team ensures that the operations run smoothly whilst remaining flexible to react quickly to changing needs.

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF OUR TEAM?

CONTACT US

Subtropico International is here to help you solve your subtropical fruit distribution challenges

CONTACT US:

TEL: +27 (0)21 875 5943
TRADE ENQUIRIES: deon@subtropicoint.co.za

ADDRESS

Potbelly Pantry, Klapmuts
Western Cape
South Africa