Superior products and equipment for the meat and food industry.

The roots of Crown National can be traced back to 1912 when a company called Newtown Tin Works was founded in the bustling village of Newtown to serve the exploding gold mining community in Johannesburg.

Newtown Tin became a company called Crown Mills which, by the late 1980s was a sizeable company serving predominantly the meat industry with spices, seasonings and butchery equipment. At this stage, across town in Doornfontein, there was a competitor by the name of National Spice Works. The dynamic Bidcorp Group, then in its infancy, acquired both companies and amalgamated them – hence the name Crown National.

A third company, Columbit Foods, was subsequently added to the fold and the combined experience, expertise and synergies of these three companies bonded to make Crown National a leader in its field.

Our “We’re Here To Help – First For Service” philosophy has stood us in good stead over the years, helping us to cement our relationships with customers and form “partnerships”, working together in trust to our mutual benefit.

We are proud of our heritage and proud to be members of the Bidcorp Group. We provide the industries which we serve, with products we are proud of, from facilities that we know are unequalled in Africa. We have highly qualified, dedicated and committed staff to provide superior product design and technological excellence to customers.

We realize that our future success is in direct proportion to our value as perceived by our customers. Crown National is therefore committed to a never-ending quest to add value to our customers and their businesses.

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