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Crown National has a proud heritage that dates back to 1912, and is now a leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces, condiments, equipment, packaging as well as natural and artificial casings to the meat and poultry industry.

Crown National operates out of seven branches and a number of Factory Mart’s strategically located throughout South Africa. Our branches have well equipped pilot plants and technically competent staff to assist with new product development.

As one of the major food ingredient suppliers in South Africa, we take great pride in delivering the finest level of quality available to our customers. Our values help us continue to excel, while also ensuring that our customers can always rely on us to provide them with true quality in everything that we do.

  • Motivation. We believe that people are motivated by the recognition, respect, admiration, positive feedback and credit they receive. We also believe that motivation comes from self-respect, pride, and a sense of personal identity.
  • Empowerment. We aim to empower our talented people to take the initiative and do what’s right, we encourage our teams to act independently with great freedom, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and the ability to make most decisions autonomously.
  • Innovation. We strive to innovate in everything, from products to processes.
  • Customer Satisfaction. We’re here to help. We’re dedicated to satisfying customer needs and honouring the commitments that we have made.
  • Commitment to Excellence. We are committed to selling and delivering high quality products and services, so that we can continue to be one of the best food ingredient suppliers in South Africa.
  • Honesty & Integrity. We respect all individuals and their contributions. We believe in acting in accordance with moral and ethical standards – honesty, sincerity, truth, trustworthiness.




Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Customers in the meat and poultry sectors benefit from far more than high-quality ingredients. As a partner, Crown National has access to some of the world’s most advanced research and development, technical and food science expertise.


ICL Food Specialities provides a unique understanding of ingredient interactions to offer options that improve the consistency of product quality. Worldwide recognised trademarks TARI®, CURAFOS®, FIBRISOL®, BRIFISOL®, PLASMAL® and BEKAPLUS® represent high-quality phosphate specialities, functional combination products, flavours, spices and seasonings.


These forming machines have been supplied to the general food industry to form and portion products such as beef, chicken, fish, vegetable burgers, nuggets, meat balls, falafel, Anzac biscuits, yo-yos and other shortbread mixtures, muesli bars, fruit cake portions and more.


This principal produces some of the most innovative and successful products in the form of skinning and de-rinding machinery, as well as slicing and portioning systems. Their success lies in the firm belief that the greatest value and highest benefit they can give their users is the knowledge that only a specialist can instil in its own products.


Henkovac prides itself on developing the newest technologies to ensure that their vacuum packaging machines are at the forefront of innovation, and the highest quality standards. Henkovac is one of the leading brands for vacuum packaging machines in the world. By thinking global and acting local, Henkovac machines are represented by a dedicated network of local dealers.


Holac Maschinenbau GmbH is a leading, globally recognised company in the cutting-technology industry. For over 40 years, Holac has been providing solutions catering to cut meat, meat products, cheese, fish and vegetables.


INOTEC was established in 1988 with the aim to automate the production of food products – specifically sausages. The initial development was a fully automated emulsifier. In 1993, INOTEC introduced their first sausage cutting machine. Today, they continue to deliver complete production lines, including mixers with integrated analysing systems, emulsifiers and stand-alone equipment.


This traditional family company has served the food industry, and above all the meat processing industry, since 1880 through many generations. LASKA manufacture specialised machinery for the food industry, specialising in the meat processing industry. Their range includes cutters, mincers, frozen meat cutters, grinders and emulsifiers, mixers, and complete production lines.


For over 50 years, Red Arrow has provided superior smoking solutions to the processed meat industry, as well as flavour and processing solutions to the food industry. Their smoke flavours are widely used for barbecue sauces, snack foods, and other flavouring needs. The concentrated smoke condensates are used to safely and efficiently replace the traditional smoking process.


Talsa is a world leader in the manufacture of quality food processing machinery. Talsa manufactures a variety of machinery for the meat industry including fillers, mixers, mincers and grinders, cutters, cookers and kettles.


From humble beginnings during the post-war reconstruction years, there gradually emerged a company which made a key contribution to the development of continuous vacuum fillers. In recent years, VEMAG has placed increasing emphasis on the systematic nature of specific solutions, and, more specifically, the integration of complex processing steps into the filling/portioning process.


The Viscofan Group is the world leader in artificial casings for meat products, which are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. Viscofan is the only manufacturer in the world using technology for all categories of casing products: cellulose, collagen, fibrous and plastic. Naturin is a member of the Viscofan Group, one of the leading companies world-wide in manufactured artificial casings.


Arcos Hermanos S.A. is the first Spanish kitchen cutlery-making company with international scope and one of the oldest knife & cutlery manufacturers in the world. Almost three centuries of continuously researching and developing their products make them an international leader in the knife and cutlery industry.


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