Supplying the best quality Macadamia and tree-nut products through superior commitment to our customers, employees and stakeholders.
Agristar, a fourth-generation agricultural farming business, commenced farming in 1948 with sugarcane and subtropical fruit in the eastern regions of Mpumalanga, before specialising its operations into tree nuts – specifically macadamias and pecans – over 35 years ago.
The company’s founder, who was a firm believer in the phrase, ‘if you can’t sell it, don’t grow it’, was not only influential in establishing the macadamia industry in the province, but was also one of the founding members of the South African Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC).
The company continues to grow from strength to strength, with a firm focus on growing the tree nut industry and reinvesting into its business operations and the agricultural sector as a whole.
Whilst the company dates back to 1948, the Agristar brand was born in 2011 when the company decided to further expand its macadamia nut and pecan nut footprint, becoming a vertically-integrated tree nut specialist with a portfolio of commercial tree nut farms located in various areas in Mpumalanga, including White River, Curlews, Barberton and Malelane.
Agristar is a vertically-integrated, large-scale, commercial agricultural business which focuses on three core areas of operation, namely farming, processing and professional farm management services.
Agristar adheres to international standards and best practice and is fully food-safety compliant with various bodies, including:
Agristar decided to specialise in tree nuts due to their longevity, sustainability and high intrinsic value. In addition, tree nuts offer numerous health benefits including:
As a responsible citizen Agristar’s corporate social responsibility strategy focuses on sustainable development, meaning that we are focussed on present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs!
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