Founded in 1921 by Jacob Frankel, with some help from Joffe Marks, Tiger Brands Limited -formerly known as Tiger Oats Limited – was built on the strength of family businesses and the spirit of entrepreneurship.
Acquires 63,35% interest in Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria and the Mrs Ball’s trademark
Further African expansion by acquisition of interests in the East African Group of Ethiopia, Deli Foods of Nigeria and Davita, a South African exporter of powdered seasoning and beverages
Further expands branded portfolio by acquisition of Crosse & Blackwell
Extends African footprint by acquisition of controlling stake in Haco Industries of Kenya and Chococam of Cameroon
Unbundles and separately lists Adcock Ingram
Expands branded portfolio by acquiring Bromor Foods, with key brands Oros, Energade and Rose’s
Acquires the sugar confectionery businesses of Nestlé, including Jelly Tots
Tiger Brands unbundles and separately lists Spar
Tiger Brands unbundles and separately lists its animal feed and poultry operations into Astral Foods
Adcock Ingram becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Tiger Brands and delists from the JSE
Tiger Oats renamed Tiger Brands
Acquires stake in Empresas Carozzí of Chile
Tiger Oats acquires ICS Holdings Limited (formerly the Imperial Cold Storage and Supply Company)
CG Smith unbundled from Barlow Rand
Barlow Rand (now Barloworld) acquires majority share in Tiger Brands through CG Smith Limited
Tiger Oats and National Milling Company Limited incorporated and listed on the JSE
Tiger Brands logo registered
Jacob Frankel establishes business in Newtown, Johannesburg
And such is the nature of Tiger Brands’ colourful history – steeped in stories of bold moves, belief and brilliance – and though evolution and the shifting nature of business continue to shape Tiger Brands’ path, one element that remains true throughout, which is that Tiger Brands will never stop adding value to life.
It is and will remain at the core of everything we do.