Our Philosophy

Aqunion is built on a solid technical foundation. We are hands-on farmers first, proud of our excellent products and the lasting customer relationships which we have nurtured over many years. Above all, we carry the interest of the consumer at heart, from product safety to excellent product quality. Here are a few more traits that we feel set us apart:

Our Abalone are Special

Our process sets us apart from other farms by the high level of animal husbandry that we maintain, the experienced individuals we employ and our in-depth understanding of what our abalone requires. We constantly monitor their environment and go the extra mile to ensure that we provide our abalone with the best possible environment to grow, including sufficient space, water supply, feed and a clean and hygienic environment. This is why we claim that our abalone is some of the healthiest around, a claim that is supported by our industry’s veterinarian who measures the condition of our animals on a monthly basis. We believe that a healthy abalone produces a better quality final product.

We are Pioneers

Our company was one of the very first to pioneer abalone aquaculture in South Africa, which has given us the opportunity to lead the way in technological advancements, marketing and product development. To this day, the company is characterised by its courage to drive innovation in the industry.

We are good Corporate Citizens

Aqunion is a company that is very self-aware of its impact on its immediate environment, including our neighbours and our community. We believe in sound business principles and conducting ourselves with honesty and integrity. Read more about our efforts to run a responsible and sustainable business here.

We Bow to Nature

The environment in which we operate might be controlled in some ways but it is also robust and inhospitable. We are influenced by Mother Nature: the cycles of the moon, the rhythms of the ocean and the whims of one of the ocean’s most mysterious animals. We are forever grateful and respectful of what the ocean provides and therefore take our impact on the environment very seriously