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Royal Macadamia (Pty) Ltd. was established in 1996 by seven Macadamia nut farmers.

The factory is situated in the Levubu area of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is with total commitment and dedication to quality that we have implemented a management policy that complies with FSSC 22000, making Royal Macadamia the first nut factory in Africa to achieve both these standards.

Now ten shareholders, together with several farmers, supply Macadamia nuts to the factory. Our concern for the environment has resulted in extra efforts to adhere to good agricultural methods on the farms and producers are encouraged to implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – to minimize chemical applications – and to work towards certification.


Farming has changed from a peaceful, gratifying vocation to a nerve-racking struggle for survival.

This is due to changes in the weather pattern; the economic recession; wages ; prices of farming equipment; chemical prices rocketing and an ongoing battle against insects and pests.

Remarkable innovative ideas and labor saving inventions to counter the escalating production costs have come to the fore. During 2002 Royal started value-adding by introducing roasted Macadamias and Macadamia-oil. This was increased by introducing:




Cattle feed


Material for compost, garden mulching and combustible material for blast furnaces.(This renewable resource can replace fire wood in the brick manufacturing sector which can contribute to job creation especially in the rural areas.

Quality is an important force leading to organizational success and company growth in the world markets. Quality, in its essence, is a way of managing our organization, and, like finance and marketing, is a key element of modern management. Quality functions may be best defined as the entire collection of activities through which we achieve fitness for use no matter where these activities are performed.

Defined in the expression “conformance to requirements”, quality is a customer’s determination. It is based upon the customers actual experience with the product, measured against the requirements – stated or unstated – and always represents a moving target in a competitive market.

“When we kill off the natural enemies of a pest,
we inherit their work.”

– Karl Huffaker