Operations

Colcom Foods operations are headquartered in Harare at 1/3 Coventry Road.

These include an abattoir, deboning facility, well-equipped processing factory for some 160 lines of fresh and processed products, the automated Colcom pie bakery, and infrastructure required to supply refrigeration to chillers and freezers, steam, compressed air, electrical power and purified water.

In a 9 year period since dollarization in Zimbabwe in 2009, Colcom Foods has invested a significant amount of money in upgrading and refurbishing its factory equipment, refrigeration and related facilities.

The Colcom Shop is also located at this site, handling direct wholesale services to the public.

All Colcom products are distributed from the factory, mainly utilising Colcom’s own distribution fleet and a distributor based in Bulawayo who has facilities there and in Masvingo, Gweru and Victoria Falls.

Colcom Foods also directly handles sales through a depot in Mutare and two smaller retail outlets in Harare.

Associated Meat Packers (AMP) is a partnership business, originally established by Colcom in 2003 to process and market its diversification into beef and also to handle other meat products.

AMP’s beef packing and processing factory is also situated at the Colcom complex in Harare.

During early 2015 the factory’s space and facilities were considerably expanded and enhanced to handle a significantly increasing throughput for a growing number of branded retail stores.

AMP caters for a wide variety of wholesale customers as well as its own retail butchery outlets and Colcom shops, offering a range of deboned and cut beef and carcass wholesaling.

AMP has its own shop in the Colcom complex and, recognising specific requirements, started establishing Texas Meats retail/butchery outlets in 2007.  As at June 2018, there are 17 Texas Meats shops in Zimbabwe.  More Texas Meats shops are planned.

In 2012 AMP launched Texas Chicken.  Its retail outlets exclusively sell chicken, offering a wide selection of chicken brands and products.  As at June 2018, there are 6 Texas Chicken shops in Zimbabwe, with more in the pipeline.

The initiation of Triple C Pigs in Norton in 1988 was a major move forward and investment in line with international trends at the time, when Colcom vertically integrated its operations in a large world-class pig production unit.

The first of its kind in Zimbabwe, Triple C Pigs started as a joint venture with CC Sales but became wholly owned by Colcom in 2004.

Triple C Pigs has subsequently more than doubled its production with pig units at three auxiliary sites.  As at March 2018, it has 4 650 sows and by September 2018 will produce 2 000 pigs per week for Colcom.  Counting sows, boars and offspring at different stages of growth there are some 50 000 pigs at Triple C Pigs’ facilities.

The pigs supplied to Colcom by Triple C Pigs have achieved notable results in quality, output and feed conversion.  Among the many keys to this is using top quality imported Topigs Norsvin genetics in the breeding herds and artificial insemination facility, stringent health and hygiene procedures incorporating bio-security to maintain Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) status, specialised nutrition and sophisticated management systems backed by computerised technology.

Triple C Pigs has its own on-site Mill and Mix facility producing 2 200 metric tonnes of stockfeeds per month in 15 different rations.

Constant contact is maintained with international developments in pig production.

Triple C Pigs is fundamental to Colcom Foods’ wide range of renowned fresh and processed pork products.

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