Welcome to Boschkrans!
Boschkrans strives to sustainable farming with the minimum disruption of the environment and the optimal utilization of natural resources. The farms are all mapped and precision farming techniques are applied. Fertilization is done according to precision analyses and is based on the Albrecht model. Water, as one of the limited resources, is used sensibly and scheduling occurs with the aid of induction probes (Ventek). Pest and weed control are strictly done according to the prescribed recommendations of the accredited agents. Produce yields are mapped with satellite technology.
Due to the nature of the farming activities we are very labour intensive with 300 labourers currently employed. Boschkrans is proud of their positive labour relations, they are essential to farming activities and all is done to ensure that labourers are treated fairly. No child labour is used. A clock system (Time Management Systems) is used with a accredited data wage package to measure labourers productivity and piece work. All employees are paid the minimum wage and more. An ethical audit is conducted annually.
Boschkrans focuses to produce products of high standing quality, tenability and high nutrition. Quality tests are executed on a regular basis and the aim is to deliver a quality standard exceeding the prescribed minimum. Fruit is also tested regularly for chemical residues.
Boschkrans comes from a long line of farmers. The company first started as Vosstoffel which included a branch in the highveld with maize and cattle produce. As time went by, the founders thought it best to seperate the two entities and so Boschkrans was born. We knew that if we wanted to establish a strong brand that we needed to supply the right quality in the right market, always striving to supply the best quality in that market as well. We are now 4th generation farmers with the 5th also growing stronger. We are a family business putting great emphasis on family values, always trying to ensure that we as a family and as a company grow from strength to strength with the best out there. Our greatest asset is our employees, and we try ensure their commitment and happiness in and to the farm by giving back wherever we can. The combination of a family run farm, latest agricultural technology and commited, happy employees we are able to put the best product forward.