Introduction

West Rand Mega Park – Industrial hub in Soweto, International Agri Processing Hub & Fresh Produce Market

Maximum Group is establishing a unique industrial, International Agri City and Fresh Produce Market in order to enable logistics,
light industrial, food processing and production in Protea Glen, Soweto.

A new Industrial and International Agri City – West Rand Mega Park – will address these needs.

This facility will serve the immediate needs of Klerksdorp, Fochville and Western Gauteng – Westonaria, Randfontein, Krugersdorp as
well as Lenasia, Eldorado Park.

Western Gauteng is known to be called ”the produce basket of the province” – as some 40% of all fresh produce supplied in Gauteng
comes from this region.

Currently, there is no Industrial, Agricultural facility or Fresh Produce Market to meet the region’s needs.

City Deep Fresh Produce market is 40 kilometers away. The distance and time required to reach it adds significantly to the cost and
delivery time and charges of the produce.

 

 

International Agri City (IAC) and Fresh Produce Market (FPM) will meet international standards in order to enable food exports to the US
and European Union. This will boost the economy significantly and create much needed sustainable jobs.

The facilities will be fully compliant with HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. These are accepted good manufacturing
practices for all sectors of the food industry in developed countries.

HACCP is a preventative food safety management system in which every step in the manufacture, storage and distribution of a food
product is analyzed for microbiological, physical and chemical hazards. HACCP is be critical to the compliance with national or
international food safety legislation. It provides a risk management tool that supports other management systems standards across the
food industry – such as ISO 22000 Food Safety Management. It outlines good manufacturing processes for all food sectors and is the key
to the business when taking part in international trade. It is especially suitable for primary producers, manufacturers, processors and food
service operators.

There is no fully compliant HACCP facility in South Africa of this scale. And providing such facilities will open doors to the international
markets never reached before and has the potential to transform the province. The value chain is long and effects can be far reaching.
Furthermore, HACCP standard enables national food chains to purchase the produce food directly from the PC.

Light Industrial Park – Manufacturing and Logistics in an Industrial Symbiosis environment

There is also a need for first class industrial and logistics facility which will be addressing need to local SMEs and logistics company in Gauteng.

Furthermore, there is a need for light industrial, manufacturing and logistics facilities in the area. The area is booming and growing fast.

A large number of developments are taking place. SOWETO is expanding rapidly yet it lacks basic industrial, manufacturing & Agri processing facilities. Area has large and growing population and work force.

Being positioned at the Southern entrance of Soweto, on the N12 highway and between Lenasia and Soweto – industrial park is strategically located with easy access.

The Project involves 4 stages of development and implementation namely Phase:
• 1: Concept Design & Feasibility
• 2: Sales, Leases and Off Take;
• 3: Capital Raising Phase;
• 4: Infrastructure & Construction;

It will be developed on 200Ha of land. It has industrial rights in place and can be proclaimed at any time.

The Project will consist of 4 phases:
Phase 1: Typology Mix – Light Industrial, Logistics, Manufacturing and Agri processing;
Phase 2: Fresh Produce Market
Phase 3: Agri Processing, Manufacturing, Storage;
Phase 4: Agri Processing, Manufacturing, Storage;

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