Who We Are
With its origins dating back over 70 years, Colcom is a long established household brand name in Zimbabwe, synonymous with a reputation for a very wide range of delicious, hygienically prepared quality processed pork and meat products for differing market requirements.
The quality chain incorporates strict Government veterinary standards and controls, as well as the comprehensive standards of the Zimbabwe Quality Assured Pork Scheme (ZQAP), from on-farm pig production through to its factory facilities and distribution.
In 1998, Colcom vertically integrated its operations in a world class state-of-the-art pig production unit, Triple C Pigs, which supplies Colcom with the majority of its requirements.
Colcom operated as a Co-operative until 1993 when Colcom Holdings Ltd was formed and successfully floated on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
Triple C Pigs
In line with international trends, Colcom vertically integrated its operations in 1998 in a world class state-of-the-art pig production unit, Triple C Pigs. (This started as a joint venture but became wholly owned by Colcom in 2004).
The unit has a 2200 sow breeding herd and an artificial insemination station using imported boars of top quality genetics. Production is based on a separate housing concept for farrowing, weaning and finishing, with numerous pig houses at each, and with stringent bio-security procedures for Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) status.
Recent developments include the phased installation of automatic feeding systems which have proved to enhance feed utilisation and growth rates, and a new grain storage shed with a capacity for 4 500 tonnes of bagged product.
Triple C Pigs has its own mill and mix operation producing 300 metric tonnes of feed per week in 13 different rations.
The pigs that Triple C Pigs supplies every week to Colcom achieve some of the best results in the world in quality output and feed conversion ratios.
Triple C Pigs manages two other units at separate sites incorporating similar proven concepts and strict standards.
Colcom Foods products include an extensive range of fresh pork, hams, bacons, fresh and cooked sausages, pies, cooked cold meats, polonies and canned meats. Most incorporate a wide variety and different sizes of products to meet different needs. More details
In late 2001 Colcom acquired Danmeats (incorporating Oscars) and subsequently invested in a major new, modern Cold Store at the original Danmeats site in Ruwa. Danmeats is a well-known brand incorporating numerous top-quality cold meats. Oscars has a specialised series of dry-cured ready to eat continental deli meats.