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20 Aug
2018

Overberg | Celebrating 100 years of grace

Overberg Agri recently merged with Acorn Agri to form a leading South African vertically integrated agricultural and food group - Acorn Agri & Food.


Acorn Agri & Food possesses holding investments in Overberg Agri (agricultural specialists), health food businesses Montagu and Grassroots, fuel distribution specialist Moov, Boltfast (steel fasteners), Bontebok Limeworks and the Bredasdorp Abattoir. There is also a 99% stake in ACG Fruit, a 35% stake in Lesotho Milling and a holding of 11.1% on Port Elizabeth-based agribusiness BKB.

Overberg Agri
Overberg Agri focuses on the provision of agricultural and retail products, grain services, technical support, mechanisation, packaging, irrigation and financing. These services are expanded upon in more detail below.

Commercial division
This division provides high quality agricultural supplies at competitive prices, by focusing on the most important production inputs. This division also provides a wide variety of building materials, outdoor lifestyle products and fuel.

Grain services
Overberg Agri stores the largest amount of malting barley in South Africa, with depots in the Overberg and Moorreesburg areas. The division also includes two seed processing factories.

Mechanisation
This department includes various agencies such as Claas, Rovic & Leers, Macdon, Equalizer, Falcon Amazone and it promotes agricultural machinery and parts.

Packaging
Agpack is an approved supplier of agricultural packaging for both the South African and export fruit industry.

Irrigation
Overberg Agri offers professional irrigation designs and solutions that comply with all of South Africa’s Irrigation Institute’s standards.

Finance
An important part of the core business of Overberg Agri is the provision of production credit and hire purchases, especially to agriculturists.

Insurance
Overberg Agri Insurance primarily focuses on providing insurance services to farmers, private individuals and businesses. Overberg Agri also holds a 70% interest in Overberg Wealth and Risk Management, a registered financial services provider.

 

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