Sime Darby Hudson & Knight

Sime Darby Hudson & Knight is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Plantation Sdn. Bhd., consisting of a refinery based in Boksburg and a packing facility in Springs, Gauteng. We are currently Sime Darby’s only African-based downstream operation.

Our refinery is a state-of-the-art multicomponent and multiprocessing facility that processes both seed oils and tropical oils. We produce high quality, premium brand edible oils & fats including Industrial Ingredients, Pastry Fats, Industrial Margarines, Shortenings, and Frying Oils.

In our commitment to excellence, Sime Darby Hudson & Knight has adopted and is certified with FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, as well as the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Segregated and Mass Balance supply chain models.

We have also been audited to conform to the SEDEX (Responsible Sourcing) Scheme, which is externally certified by independent third party certification bodies. This demonstrates the robust and effective Integrated Management System in place at Sime Darby Hudson & Knight to meet the requirements of regulators, customers and consumers.

Year Description
1950's In the early 1950’s Unilever operated a number of COD trucks from their operations in Cape Town, Durban and Boksburg for the non-retail market.
1964 In 1964 Hudson & Knight was integrated into Unilever.
1980 The COD operations were discontinued in the mid 1980’s due to the growth in number of distributors and wholesalers.
1982 Unilever purchased Reckitt Columbus (An Industrial Floor cleaning business).
2004 Hudson and Knight (Pty) Ltd was acquired by a Malaysian Plantation Company Golden Hope Plantations Berhad from UBR (Unilever joint venture between Unilever Bestfoods and Robertson holdings).
2007 In January 2007, three Malaysian companies (Golden Hope, Guthrie and Sime Darby) merged and formed an entity named Synergy Drive and in November 2007 it was renamed Sime Darby Berhad.
2011 Sime Darby Hudson and Knight started its own packing operation in Springs to pack Holsum and shortening which was previously packed by Unilever.



Sime Darby Hudson & Knight
511 Commissioner Street,
Boksburg, 1460.

Tel : +27 119224875
Fax : +27 118969002
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