Free State Oil is a soybean press that produces soybean meal and soybean cake at a modern oil-press plant, which positions the company as one of the most important links in the agricultural value chain of the VKB Group. The soybean press has an annual press capacity of 150 000 tons of soybean. The oil-cake is supplied to animal feed factories within the group. This enables the animal feed factories and the abattoir producers to enjoy cumulative margins through this investment while a stable and sustainable demand is created for the products that they supply.
The investment of more than R80 million by the VKB Group did not only create job opportunities, but also supports the group’s commitment to rural development.