Trade Kings, a wholly Zambian owned company, opened for business in 1995 and quickly established itself as a formidable exporter of a quality range of manufactured products in five export markets.
The first product it manufactured was Boom washing powder and the company fast expanded into other products such as soya and confectionery. These products rapidly became the leading brands in Zambia and soon started penetrating five export markets in the region including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Congo and South Africa.
Ten years after setting up in Zambia and still showing good organic growth, in 2005, Trade King South Africa, a subsidiary, was established and started importing confectionery products made by its parent company into the SA market. Trade Kings SA continued with imports for about four years, via a warehouse operation it had set up in Gauteng, but then in 2009 the company made an investment decision to install production lines for chews and hard-boiled candies and the factory opened in Crown Mines, Johannesburg. This move enabled Trade Kings SA to move closer to the local market and improve quality and pricing.
In 2010 Trade Kings SA proudly commissioned the biggest lollipop line in the Southern hemisphere! This high-tech lollipop plant, the first of its kind in South Africa, manufactures high quality lollipops with amazing taste and texture.
Trade Kings SA is very proud of its quality range of locally manufactured products that includes Super Sweets, Amazon Chews, Soccer Chews and the brand new Amazon Monsta Pops. This lollipop is one of the biggest in South Africa and to show Trade Kings SA’s commitment to this brand they are investing R9 million in brand advertising!
Trade Kings SA is also investing in acquiring standards such as HACCP (Food Safety) and ISO (Quality).