OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1890 by HL Hall on the banks of the Crocodile River in the Eastern Transvaal, now known as Mpumalanga, Halls became part of HL Hall & Sons in 1921 - firmly establishing itself as a brand built on integrity, family values and sustainability. 

Established by Hugh Lanion Hall, the Halls journey begins.  
Halls stop farming citrus and focus on avocado.
Halls concludes a land restitution deal in South Africa and transfers 7,000 hectares of land to a community trust, the Matsafeni Farming Trust.
Halls acquires Halls Limpopo Packers in Tzaneen, South Africa.    Halls establishes a marketing office in Rungis, France.11-10 at 5.21.59 AM.png
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1890

Established by Hugh Lanion Hall, the Halls journey begins.  

King George and Queen Elizabeth visit Halls at Mataffin Farm, one of the largest citrus estates in the Commonwealth

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1992

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1922

King George and Queen Elizabeth visit Halls at Mataffin Farm, one of the largest citrus estates in the Commonwealth
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1947

Halls citrus exports exceed one million cartons.

Halls citrus exports exceed one million cartons.

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1968

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1984

Halls stop farming citrus and focus on avocado.

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1994

Halls concludes a land restitution deal in South Africa and transfers 7,000 hectares of land to a community trust, the Matsafeni Farming Trust.

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2003

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2009

Halls acquires Halls Limpopo Packers in Tzaneen, South Africa.

 

Halls establishes a marketing office in Rungis, France.

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2010

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2012

Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in France.
Halls significantly expand their French operations in Rungis with state-of-the-art packing and ripening facilities.
Halls purchase Forest Hill Farm in Tzaneen, South Africa.
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2013

Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in France.

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2014

Halls significantly expand their French operations in Rungis with state-of-the-art packing and ripening facilities.

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1940-1950

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2014-
2015

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2015

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20163

Halls purchase Forest Hill Farm in Tzaneen, South Africa.

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2017

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2018

Halls increases its footprint by establishing two marketing offices - Frankfurt Germany and Halls Iberia in Madrid, Spain.

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2019

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Halls establishes a marketing office in China, Chongqing.

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2021

2020

Halls becomes a household name throughout South Africa on the back of a cash-on-delivery mail-order fresh produce business.

Halls becomes a household name throughout South Africa on the back of a cash-on-delivery mail-order fresh produce business.

Halls gains a reputation for contributing to the welfare of its employees through schools, clinics and housing. -10 at 5.20.33 AM.png

Halls gains a reputation for contributing to the welfare of its employees through schools, clinics and housing. 

Halls establish operations in the United Kingdom.

Halls establish operations in the United Kingdom.

Halls is "first to market" with ripe & ready avocado into the UK.     Halls co-develops the Sinclair ripening technology with Imperial College, London.

Halls is "first to market" with ripe & ready avocado into the UK. 

 

Halls co-develops the Sinclair ripening technology with Imperial College, London.

Halls and the Makgoba Trust form the Makgoba Halls Farming Company.

Halls and the Makgoba Trust form the Makgoba Halls Farming Company.

Halls establishes a marketing office in Marseille, France.

Halls establishes a marketing office in Marseille, France.

Halls establishes operations in the Netherlands.

Halls establishes operations in the Netherlands.

Halls celebrates its 125th year of business.

Halls celebrates its 125th year of business.

Halls establishes an avocado nursery on Mataffin farm in partnership with Du Roi.    Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in Marseille, France.

Halls establishes an avocado nursery on Mataffin farm in partnership with Du Roi.

 

Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in Marseille, France.

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Halls launched AVOCADEMY - a centre for training and skills development to develop skills from within the business.

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Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in Malaga, Spain. 

 

Halls launches the AVOCADEMY eLearning platform to develop skills within the grower base.