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Our History

Our Vision
Our Mission

About Us

OUR HISTORY IN RATION PACKS

Over 15 years Rationtech has developed into the largest African based MRE ration pack and outdoor meals manufacturer. As experts in MRE ration packs (meals ready to eat) Rationtech has a strong international presence and supplies various countries worldwide.

OUR VISION FOR LONG LIFE FOOD OPTIONS

We’re passionate about providing first-class delicious, home style ration packs and combat rations while over delivering on customer service & support. This involves building strong relationships with our military meals and outdoor customers in each territory, understanding their local market and getting our multilingual teams to contact you to discuss all your long life food pack requirements.

OUR MISSION IN THE MRE (MEALS READY TO EAT) MARKET

After considerable research into cultures, tastes and preferences Rationtech offers outdoor food menus that are designed to appeal to differing tastes and requirements around the world. The range of food pack, long life products provide complete nutrition to suit the various cultures and individuals around the world looking for a complete MRE solution.


EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR PRE-PACKAGED FOOD SOLUTIONS

Rationtech International is a family owned business with over 20 years experience in ration packs and long life food who are supported by a team of directors and advisory board, all working together on future growth and strategic options around combat rations, long life rations and pre-packaged meals, to help achieve our company mission to be the leading MRE, ration pack supplier worldwide.

SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE MRE EXPORT ADVISORS

We have a dedicated and customer-focused team of MRE (Meals ready to eat) Business Managers and Customer Service Advisors (CSAs) all passionate about long life food. Based in South Africa, UAE, EU and USA, we work cohesively together to deliver pre-packed meal solutions of exceptional quality.

INTERNATIONAL MRE (MEALS READY TO EAT) BUSINESS MANAGERS

We believe in having a genuine presence overseas, enabling us to be a true International supplier of Ration Packs. With offices based in South Africa, UAE, EU and USA, we can boast significant long life food and combat ration knowledge in multiple regions, adding to our overall expertise. There is also a functional benefit to overseas offices with regards to time zones.

MULTI-LINGUAL MRE TEAM

Our employees speak a total of 21 different languages at Rationtech International, with many fluent linguists in our Sales and Customer Service teams to ensure the brief and ultimate ration solutions are put to the highly skilled teams of nutritionists and MRE developers. Many have joined us from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds making us a truly multi-national MRE (Meals ready to eat) workforce with experience in your area of the world. Effective communication with our customers has enabled us to maintain the highest levels of service and make the import process as easy for you as possible.

HISTORY OF THE RATION PACK SUPPLIER

Our dynamic team of professionals, each with their own expertise, work cohesively together to deliver RME’s which meet our client’s specifications. The team has over 100 years of experience in rations and with wide ranging skills in food, manufacturing, operations and administration. Helping our customers create value includes deep understanding of both product ingredients and product processes. Our technical teams include experts whose sole focus is effective and efficient process solutions. Their expertise can help you reduce costs and generate added value.

  • 2004

    The base structure of Rationtech was started with a powdered drinks company who’s main purpose was to supply the market with a dry solution.

  • 2009

    Operations grew and Rationtech doubled in size to one of the largest powder drinks suppliers in South africa.

  • 2012

    The Rationtech group expanded into exports which now included other long life products for both ration packs and outdoor meals like dried fruits, soups and other long life food solutions.

  • 2015

    The holding company acquired a large bakery to further develop their specialized solution offerings. Adding delicious sweet & savory biscuits to their ration packs and outdoor food packs.

  • 2016

    Rationtech started manufacturing their own fuel tablets and the first fully assembled ration packs commenced. They now also offer Flameless Ration Heaters in their Ration Packs.

  • 2018

    Expansion continued with the construction of a new 2500m2 factory in South Africa which now houses both manufacture and assembly plants of ration packs, food packs and outdoor cuisine product ranges.

  • 2019

    Our high quality, multi functional solutions saw Rationtech expanding into the ration pack market in Sweden, Middle East, African and the USA markets. We have supplied the UN, Sweden Military, NATO and Military Troops across Africa.

  • 2020

    The company invested in the latest manufacturing machinery including steriflow retort and pouch packing machinery, making Rationtech the leader in MRE (Meals ready to eat) and long life food pack solutions.The group has enjoyed compound sales growth of over 85% per year for the past 4 years and in 2020 a significant expansion was embarked upon to ensure the group could continue to grow and meet the needs of their customers around the world. These include military troops, outdoor enthusiasts, humanitarian teams, hikers, campers and the like. This expansion involved the addition of a meal sterilising plant and the building of a 4 storey warehouse to store and assemble over 5000 long life food packs a day, making the footprint of the business over 120 000 sq Ft of adjacent properties. We believe the strategic benefit of the expansion will ensure our model delivers a high level of competitiveness in the ration pack industry because we have control over the manufacturing processes, delivering high quality long life products at prices lower than competitors anywhere in the world!

David Roberson
MANAGING DIRECTOR
General Sales and queries
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Innocent Muchenga
FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER
Health & Safety
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Russell Hové
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Production
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Denika Petzer
CHIEF NUTRITIONIST
Nutritional Information
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Presca Leshabane -
Ration pack Ops Manager
Orders
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Sonia Swart
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Finance
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Viv Gien
Marketing and Customer relations
Marketing and Customer relations
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Desmond Muller
PROJECT AND TECHNICAL MANAGER
Project and Maintenance Queries
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RATIONTECH HEAD OFFICE (RATION PACKS DISTRIBUTED GLOBALLY)

AT THE CENTER OF THE GLOBAL STRATEGY IS OUR SOUTH AFRICAN RATION PACK COMPLETE SOLUTION HUB, LOCATED ON 2 ADJACENT PROPERTIES OF 120 000 SQUARE FEET IN TOTAL. THIS HUB IS A SPECIALIZED LONG LIFE FOOD RATION MANUFACTURING FACILITY WHICH COMPLIES TO EXACTING STANDARDS OF FOOD SAFETY FSSC 22000, AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD WHICH IS PART OF THE GLOBAL SAFETY INITIATIVE.

It is specially designed to produce ration packs and long life outdoor food products which meet global standards. It is also certified by health authorities and undergoes regular audits. In addition it is Halaal certified.  The hub comprises of two facilities, a ration pack manufacturing facility and an assembly and storage facility for our diverse range of pre-packaged meal offerings.

The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art, world class machinery imported from leading European suppliers and allow for significant MRE manufacturing and assembly capacity.

The assembly and storage facility is custom designed for ration pack and pre-packed meal assembly as well as high stock levels. It is also designed to ensure ease of distribution and timely container loading. The facility is 4 stories high and maximizes space and storage capability. 60 000 ration packs and outdoor cuisine are produced on a daily basis ensuring an on-going sustainable chain of perfectly delicious solutions.

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MRE MANUFACTURING PLANT

Rationtech’s two state-of-the-art MRE and Long Life Food Factories were designed by leading architects and food safety consultants to ensure the premises meet the world standards of FSSC 22000.

Rationtech is audited on an ongoing basis and has a proud record of compliance to FSSC principles. Rationtech is Halaal accredited and has several manufacturing and packing capabilities which include:

  • Manufacture and assembly of Ration Packs and Long Life food solutions
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  • MRE and Long Life Liquid products - Ratiomtechmre
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  • MRE Meat processing plant

  • 5000 Ration Packs per hour

  • Manufacture and assembly of Ration Packs and Long Life food solutions

  • MRE and Long Life Powder products

  • MRE and Long Life Liquid products
  • Complete MRE Bakery
  • MRE and Outdoor Snack packing

In addition, Rationtech has a fully fledged
facility capable of producing 5 000 meals per
hour of sterilized products.

MRE AND OUTDOOR MEALS ASSEMBLY PLANT

RATIONTECH has developed a system for assembling ration packs and long life food solutions, which runs consistently, producing up to 60 000 packs per day if required. This system of packing MRE's ensures high accuracy and speed, at low cost.

RATIONTECH has 300 available pallet places on average for MRE storage of ration pack stock at its assembly facility in Johannesburg.

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A system of motorized conveyors is used to allow for regular production. Sufficient stations allow the packers to pack the trays as they move past them. The trays are then fed straight into the taping or shrink wrapping machines. Cases are wrapped on pallets and ready for shipping.

MRE SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

Rationtech offers a full distribution and  logistics solution to their worldwide MRE and Long Life Food customer base. We pride ourselves on being flexible and innovative through Rationtech's established logistics network, and with our focussed leadership and knowledgeable staff, we adjust seamlessly to our customers’ pre packaged meal needs and requirements.

Our MRE logistics start in the factory with track and trace systems capable of locating any shipment en route to our customers. All case packings are optimised and ensure the lowest shipping cost per item through careful palletisation and stuffing of containers.

South Africa is perfectly positioned for shipping MRE’s and long life food products up the East and West of Africa as well as Middle East and Europe, allowing us an average shipping time of 21 days to main ports around the world.

Rationtech's worldwide MRE (Ready to eat meals) manufacturing and end-to-end facility allows for easy packing of their long life food solutions and with a quick 8 hour trip to the International Durban port transit time is minimised. Through our logistics partners  we have access to all major shipping lines. The numerous Afican European and Middle Eastern feeder systems ensure we are able to reach both sea and inland ports with our ration packs, some located over 1000 km from the coast. This ensures almost all military designations and missions are accessible with our long life food solutions directly from our factory.

High density distribution of our  is achieved through our long standing partnerships, and our hands on management approach allows us to continuously improve and streamline supply chains.

The Rationtech Shipping agents are extremely effective and together with our export teams offer significant experience in all required export documentation.

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RationTech Global

As experts in MRE ration packs and outdoor meals (meals ready to eat) Rationtech has a strong international presence and supplies various countries worldwide meal solutions for Military Ration Packs, Outdoor Packs, Hiking, Camping, Hunting

  • +27 10 443 7800
  • 56 Malta Street, Cosmo Business Park, Cosmo City Ext 15, 2188, Johannesburg, South Africa

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CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate of Acceptability Food Premises
FSSC 22000 V5
Certification Partner Global
Islamic Council of South Africa
Health Certification

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