Serac Manufacturing

vanilla shakeSerac Nutritional Products has for a number of years been a manufacturer and packer of a variety of powder products and has considerable experience in packing sauces,dried fruit, nutritional shakes, porridges, creamer, coffee and tea.

The facility has a capacity to produce 1000 000 sachets per day and can pack 1g to 1 kg making the business ideally suited to pcking of consumer products, nutritional products ration pack products and contract packing. Serac has  a range of high speed machines capable of filling 500 sachets per minute. In addition to these machines the business can pack 3 seal sachets,rear seal bags, flow wrapped bags, vacuum seal packages, sauce sachets and stick packs.

SERAC has been involved in the manufacturing and packaging of products for the period of 15 years and has developed unique capabilities in

Formulating and Blending Products

Serac has formulated a number of different products for different uses and according to specifications provided by clients using the assistance of dieticians and food technologists where required.

This has included high protein soups used in weight control programs nutritional shakes, high energy porridges, high protein shakes, lactose free shakes, sugar free shakes, quick oats and sugar free drink sachets.

Using Strict systems to allow for traceability and consistency, the formulations are tested and brought into production and blends are mixed according to recipes. Through a system of closed containers products are transferred to the loading stations which use the principle of gravitational filling to ensure products are filled in the sachet without contamination


SERAC has a number of machines that are used to pack the nutritional food items. These include multilane as well single lane machines used for sauces and smaller items. SERAC has the ability to produce products in a wide range of flexible packaging and formats. Products packed include

  • Ready to eat meals
  • Cheese Sachets
  • Isotonic Drinks
  • mushroom soup cimaroneLactose Free Nutritional shakes
  • Porridge
  • Phuzamandla
  • Magheu
  • Instant soup
  • Noodle Snack
  • Creamer, Coffee, Tea, Sugar
  • Fruit Cubes
  • Dried Fruit -Raisins
  • Dried Fruit - Peaches
  • Fruit Bars
  • Biscuits
  • Cheese
  • Tomto sauce
  • Jam
  • Chutney
  • Mustard

Production Partnerships

Serac has forged partnerships with a number of companies where products are produced under a toll manufacturing environment to allow Serac to offer a wider range of Products. Serac has ensured the products are manufactured in conditions of strict Hygiene and to Serac recipes and formulas. Products toll manufactured for Serac include

  • Meals Ready to Eat
  • Cheese Products
  • Biscuits
  • Tortilla Wraps
  • Mini Stoves

Ration Pack Assembly 

SERAC has developed a system for assembling ration packs which runs consistently at 950 packs per hour or 18 000 packs per day.

A system of motorised conveyors is used to regulate packing speeds and allows the packers to fill the trays as they move past them.

These then are fed straight into the shrink wrap or sealing machines for additional efficiencies

A system of quality control

SERAC has a complete quality control system

As products arrive, whether it is sachets, boxes, trays, or meat, they are checked to specification and to order. A system allocates these to the pre-planned bays for easy retrieval

Batch numbers are recorded for each batch

Spot checks are conducted on the final trays to secure they contain the correct items or variants in terms of number. Ration packs are also checked regularly to ensure all the items are present in the pack

Detailed records are kept to ensure the results of the quality control are easily accessed if required

 Contract Packing and Blending

oatmeal bananasGiven the capacity and ability of Serac to produce a wide range of sachet formats, Serac is well positioned to offer considerable capacity for contract packing. The range offered includes

  • Powdered Drinks
  • Nutritional Shakes
  • Porridges
  • Sauces
  • Stock powders
  • Soups of differing qualities

Serac is also able to blend large quantities of powdered products which are packed in 25 kg bgs


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United Kingdom and Europe

  • SERAC MRE LTD 3/16 Grassington Road. Eastbourne, Sussex, BN20 7BP, UK

  • Keiron Francis
  • +44 13 236 41274

  • +44 79 7618 7734

Middle East and ASIA

  • 901 Capricorn Tower

  • Rani Khoury
  • +971 4 352 4749

  • +9627 7 5111112

South America

Head Office

Serac Nutritional Products (Pty) Ltd

  • Suite 461, Postnet Rivonia, X033, Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2128

  • +27 10 443 7800

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Local Office

Serac USA

  • New Jersey

  • C Viljoen Randolph