Credé is South Africa’s leading manufacturer of cold-pressed natural and organic oils. Since 1989, they have been pioneering the production and distribution of cold-pressed oils for food, nutrition and cosmetic purposes in South Africa. Today, they are South Africa’s most trusted brand of natural oils, and continue to offer high-quality, innovative oil products at affordable prices.
Credé Natural Oils was founded in 1989 by Jutta and Helfried Credé, a German couple that had settled in South Africa 6 years earlier with their seven children. The original purpose of the business was to produce and distribute cold-pressed jojoba oil, made from the jojoba beans grown on the Credé’s pioneering jojoba farm, outside Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. In those days, cold-pressed oils were largely unknown, and no established producers existed in South Africa.
Over the years, in response to increasing demand from health shops, deli’s, and pharmacies, Credé Natural Oils has moved well beyond jojoba oil. First to follow were sesame, sunflower, peanut and canola oil. Flax, borage, black cumin, apricot kernel and other oils were added later as demand increased.
The past 6 years have seen an introduced of a wide range of exciting new products, culminating in a complete move away from plastic to healthier and more environmentally-friendly glass packaging for the majority of our products.
Today, Credé Natural Oils sells more than 20 different cold-pressed oil products in stores throughout South Africa. The company’s transformation from a small family-run business to a market leader in cold-pressed oils has been characterised by its ongoing commitment to providing healthy, great-tasting products and the promotion of a health-conscious lifestyle.