JAB began in the Lowveld from humble beginnings with a staff compliment of 10 people back in 1979. It was founded by Johan and Hannetjie Barnard and to this day remains a family owned company with Corné Barnard, their son, who grew up in the business and officially joined JAB 15 years ago and recently became the Managing Director.
JAB, today, has a facility covering more than 17 000 square metres and employs over 800 permanent staff members and an extra 700 temporary staff during the mango processing season. The factory processes fruit such as mangoes, bananas, guavas, papayas, pineapples, kiwis, peaches, pears, apples and persimmons which are sourced from all over South Africa.
** 2017 Brand new MACADAMIA processing plant opened **