Excellence In Functional Ingredients
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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.


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. 

New Facilities Under Construction!

We look forward to our exciting new 

1000 sq ft. warehousing.

Ready December 2019.

We look forward to exciting new facilities currently under construction.

Contact Us

Sales & Technical Support