Welcome to the
Avoridge Macridge
website

Introduction

...in a nutshell...

Avoridge and Macridge are two well established Avocado and Macadamia Nut factories situated in the Soutpansberg mountains in the Limpopo Province.

We pride ourselves not only in manufacturing a superior primary product, but we have also expanded and are producing many by-products, ensuring maximum returns to the producer.

We distribute avocado’s and macadamia nuts from our pack houses to local markets in South Africa, as well as European, American and Asian Markets abroad.

Pack Houses

Our packhouses pack and distribute avocados and macadamia nuts to local markets in South Africa, as well as European, American and Asian Markets abroad.

Value-added products

– pressing, bottling and packaging macadamia oil
– roasting, flavouring and packaging macadamia nuts
– manufacturing bio-diesel
– packaging crushed macadamia nut shell

Transportation service

We supply an 8 ton truck with a 12 ton trailer for your transportation requirements.

We also supply teams to harvest your crop.

Macadamia Harvesters

Some info about the harvesters

About us

The heart of superior quality Avocado and Macadamia Nut products in the Soutpansberg
Network of trusted market agents both local and abroad

Avoridge and Macridge are two well established Avocado and Macadamia Nut Factories in the Limpopo Province.

Nestled in the lavish Soutpansberg region, lies Fleurfontein and Vlakfontein Farms.

These farms have been in the family since 1905 and we are proud of the development over the past 6 generations.

Over many years these farms have formed the heart of the superior quality Macadamia Nut products and Avocados we produce.

In 2000, Avoridge Estate lost most of its avocado crop during the widespread flooding of the Soutpansberg region. That year also saw the first planting of macadamia trees to establish a dual crop system of avocado and macadamias. Flip Potgieter had a vision for his own macadamia processing factory that would include value-added lines such as pressing macadamia oil, roasting the nuts, as well as manufacturing his own bio-diesel. His dream is now a reality: our vehicles and tractors run on bio-fuel and Macridge Macadamia Oil is available at leading stores.

Our products are branded under Macridge and Avoridge and carries the trusted endorsement of PJ & P Vennootskap, now known as Potgieter Boerdery.

  • exceptional personal service

    We are a profesional and dedicated team that you and your produce can rely on

  • state of the art Pack house

    Facilities Including: Dehusking, Drying, Cracking, Roasting, Packaging

  • maximum returns to the producer

    From manufacturing a superior primary product as well as producing many by-products.

  • Produce Transport service

    We supply an 8 ton truck with a 12 ton trailer for your transportation requirements.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Our exceptional personal service

The producer comes first

Quick turnaround time on full payments

We also process oil and diesel grade nuts from our producers

We have a flexible and effective marketing structure and international agents

We are a growing enterprise with various value adding products planned for the future

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OUR GOALS

Apart from our own factories, we are producers ourselves, so our main goal is looking after the producer and their needs and to maintain a speedy payment turnaround time. We strive to maintain the highest level of quality in our products and service delivery, as well as being an integral link between the producer and marketing agent, if this is required by the producer.

We also have a great concern for the environment and we strive to adhere to good agricultural methods at all times and we expect the same from our producers. We implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and earn our certification annually. Avoridge and Macridge pride ourselves in the fact that we strive to farm 100% organically and we use almost no chemicals in our farming practices.

Avoridge and Macridge employ 150 personnel from rural areas in the Limpopo and we offer our staff the opportunity to gain extra qualifications through a Skills Education Programme run by AgriSETA.

We strive to give back to the local community through our community project where we encourage and teach our staff to plant their own Avocado and Macadamia trees and reap the benefits by delivering their produce to us in the near future.

SERVICES WE OFFER

Avoridge

Professional harvest team
Transportation from your farm to Avoridge pack house
State of the art pack house and cooling facilities
Network of trusted market agents both local and international
Global GAP compliant for all services

Macridge

Transportation service from your farm to Macridge pack house
Cutting edge pack house facilities including:
  - Dehusking
  - Drying
  - Cracking
  - Roasting
  - Packaging
Network of trusted market agents for both nut in shell and kernel
HACCP compliant

Transportation Services

8 ton truck with a 12 ton trailer

Sale of Macadamia Nut Harvesters

Manual macadamia nut harvester capable of filling a lug box (20kg) in 4 minutes

OUR PRODUCTS

Macadamia oil 500ml

500ml spray bottle

Macadamia oil 750ml

750ml bottle


Macadamia oil 4000ml

4000ml bottle

Roasted Macadamia Nuts

130g tub
Lightly salted & roasted


Roasted Macadamia Nuts

130g resealable foil packet
Lightly salted & roasted

Roasted Macadamia Nuts

500g Vacuum packed
Available as salted or unsalted


Style 6 Macadamia Nuts

500g Style 6 Vacuum packed
Raw and unsalted

Macadamia Nut Butter

100% natural
No additives or preservatives


Avocado Carton

4kg export carton

Avocado Bag

17kg bag


OUR TEAM

EXCEPTIONAL PERSONAL SERVICE
We are a profesional and dedicated team that you and your produce can rely on
Phillip Potgieter
General Manager
Eugene Martin
Macridge Manager
Karen du Preez
Avoridge Manager
Jan Martin
Plant Engineer / Maintenance
Louis Jordaan
Agricultural Production Manager
Piet Wiesner
Farm Manager / Mechanic
Michaelle Naude
Macridge Producer Account Manager
Leonie Wiesner
Avoridge Producer Account Manager
Vicky Potgieter
Human Resources
Jeanette van der Merwe
Receptionist / Sales
Supervisors
Supervisors

Testimonials

CONTACT US

AVORIDGE MACRIDGE

Phone

Office: 015 004 0223
Phillip: 082 926 8735

Email:

admin@macridge.co.za

Postal Address

PO Box 272
Louis Trichardt
0920

GPS

22 59 0.64 S, 29 57 41.94 E