Excellence In Functional Ingredients

Our Services

With more than 30 years experience we are the bridge that joins the Food & Beverage, Health & Personal care and Neutraceutical industries of Southern Africa to the leading manufacturers of Functional Ingredients from around the world.


Beyond a distribution company; we provide experienced, well-qualified personnel for technical support, product development and ingredient sourcing.

Completely independent, family run business with our private warehousing, laboratory and blending facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town and a dedicated delivery service.

Technical Support

Warehousing & Distribution

Product Development


Our Products

Gelling, Thickening & Stabilizing Agents

  • Xanthan gum

  • Gellan gum

  • Tara gum

  • Cassia gum

  • Guar gum

  • Locust bean gum

  • Pectin

  • Sodium Alginates

  • Propylene Glycol Alginate

  • Carrageenans

  • Carboxy Methyl Cellulose

  • Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose

  • Microcrystalline Cellulose

  • Methyl Cellulose

  • Fibre (Bamboo, Wheat, Cellulose)

  • Agar Agar

Functional Proteins

  • Collagen Hydrolysate

  • Whey Protein Isolate 90%

  • Soya Isolate

  • Skim Milk Powder

  • Buttermilk Powder

  • Whey protein concentrate 80%

  • Sodium Caseinate


  • Natamycin

  • Pimaricin

  • Potassium sorbate

  • Sorbic Acid

  • Ascorbic Acid

Hydrocolloid Blends

  • Visco

  • Visco-Gel

  • Visco-Gum

  • Visco-Cel


  • Distilled monoglycerides

  • Glycerol monostearate

  • Polysorbate 20;60;80

  • Visco-Mul

Free-flow Agents & Fibres

  • Silica Dioxide

  • Wheat Fibre

  • Bamboo Fibre

  • Cellulose Fibre

  • Soy Fibre

  • Potato Starch

  • Psyllium Husk

  • Vital Wheat Gluten

Fat Powders, Whipping Agents & Creamers

  • Topping Bases

  • Batter Stabilisers

  • Foamers

  • Creamers

  • 60%, 80% & 100% Fat Powders

Our Principals

We're proud to represent leading manufacturers of speciality functional ingredients from around the world.


A handful of our global customers.


About Us

We are a proud family company started by Michael Arens in 1987 and spanning three generations. 

We strive for total commitment to our customers and a hands-on approach bringing together our customers and our expertise.

For we truly believe; good products and good product development come from good collaboration. We’re excited to hear about your product, your company and how we can help you. 


Contact Us

Sales & Technical Support