ABOUT OAKLAND DAIRIES
Oakland’s origins have no splendid birth and was only an offshoot of a young farmer in the Darling district that decided to throw off the yoke of milk buyers of his family’s shoulders and the family farm, They packaged and distribute the milk themselves.
It was a difficult road, harder than ever expected, but with the grace of God and hard work by Ian van Niekerk with his parents Andre & Joan van Niekerk his wife Linda and farmers Gustav, Bakkels and Jerico de Lillie and made it work.
This, however, only worsened before it became better and they had to sell their livestock to pay all expenses and milk bought. Mr Gert Steyn Wolwefontein, Darling was the first farmer who agreed to deliver to Oakland milk.
Ian says that there were many dark days but not without grace.
Oakland would also like to thank Mr Rashied Haneken of Multiscore who was their first customer, The Bandeker brothers of the Elite group that has supported him until now, Uncle Daan Stemmet of Parow Mark and many others who helped Oakland.
Ian’s parents and Gustav de Lillie is already deceased but he will never forget that what they did to make possible. …
Our factory is situated in Phillipi, Cape Town. Not only are we local, but our workers come from the surrounding areas.
At Oakland we believe in our employees, this is what drives us forward. Employees that work for themselves. Respect, integrity and family is what Oakland was build on.
By only buying local milk from our farmers we support not only the South African Agriculture Industry but local communities as well.
Oakland believes in a waste free business principal. No waste gets thrown away.
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