World-class food & feed processing technologies

 CFAM Technologies – Local skills, global footprint

Our vision

As the leading manufacturer of twin-screw food extruders in Africa, our vision is to become the supplier of choice for extruders in Africa and then the world.

Our mission

Our mission is to supply reliable extruders of highest quality to Africa and the world backed by an excellent team with values.

CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd developed from a research project in 1998 to an established extrusion technology company that designs and manufactures world-class food and feed processing plants and equipment. In 2002 the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (CFAM) as established at the School for Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The focus of CFAM is to do continuous research and development in twin-screw extrusion technology, high precision manufacturing, product development and localisation. The twin-screw extruders that are developed by CFAM are a good example of localisation through initial reverse engineering and further product development and optimisation. 

Previously twin-screw extruders were imported from mainly Europe, the UK and the USA. CFAM developed and localised twin-screw extruders that are not only used in South-Africa, but globally as well.

CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd was established as a spin-off company of the NWU to roll out commercially the twin-screw extrusion equipment and products that were developed. The twin-screw extruders are being used for food extrusion, feed extrusion for pet food, aqua feed and animal feed, waste extrusion as well as other niche applications.

CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd. is an industry leader when it comes to manufacturing, distributing, and supplying advanced and sophisticated equipment to clients all over South Africa and globally. We are passionate about food security and enable communities to utilize locally produced agricultural products to support food security through extrusion technology.

Research and innovation forms the backbone of our business. We place a lot of emphasis on developing new food and feed processing equipment as well as new applications of extrusion for local and international stakeholders.