A new division, Foods Botswana Beverages, was created through purchase of the liquidated Delta Dairies business in 2015. The division operates from its milk processing plant in Broadhurst Industrial and produces long life, UHT milk under the brand names of Delta Fresh and A Star.
The division started off with 54 employees which were retrenched by Delta Diaries. We are pleased to have reemployed these people who would have otherwise lost their jobs. Almost four years later, we grown our staff compliment by almost 20% full time employees and look to employee additional staff as we expand our manufacturing operations.
For the first few months post takeover, our main focus was restoration of the milk plant which had remained switched off for over 18 months. In 2016, we commenced manufacture of our house brand A Star milk and re-launched the Delta Fresh brand which was well received by the public. Both brands are available in 500ml and 1 litre cartons.
In late 2016, the division commenced production of milk for the Government milk feeding scheme and in 2018 low fat and skim milk variants were introduced to meet the needs of our growing customer base. Our focus for the next year is to expand operations to include fruit juice, dairy blends and bottled water while preserving eco-friendly production methods and bio-degradable packaging.