About Us

EVOO flasks

Everyone with whom we engage will benefit therefrom.
We will develop long-term relationships with suppliers, staff, and customers.
We will be the leading independent oil dealer in the country.
We will be known for integrity, customer service, and attention to detail.

Steve Wilson

Founder, Bulk buyer

steve@wilsons.co.za

Robert Smith

Operations Manager

operations@oliveoil.co.za

Marcelle Curtis

Marketing Manager

sales@oliveoil.co.za

Ginny Solomou

Quality Manager

quality@oliveoil.co.za

1997

Discovery of a local farm from which one could buy great value olive oil. Active selling to restaurants from boot of Steve’s VW Golf

1998

  • Development of the concept of blended olive oil and seed oil. Supply, from garage, of 200 Cape Town restaurants.
  • Registration of “CanOlive” trademark. Discovery of lime farm in Swaziland, and development of a market for fresh limes, and for lime juice.

1999

  • Switched from supplying restaurants to supplying food service wholesalers

2002

  • Entered into partnership with John Thorp, “Mr Oil RSA”. Moved from garage operation to formal factory in Somerset West

2003

  • First container of drums imported from Borges, Spain.
  • Launch of consumer and industrial ranges. (250 ml and 500 ml glass for the consumers, and 200 Lt and up for the industrial sector)

2006

  • Bought out John Thorp’s share. Purchase of 1200 square metre factory in Ottery, Western Cape

2007

  • Introduction of innovative “Butter Substitute” product

2008

  • 2008 First business in the country to import in 21 MT flexitanks

2012

  • Switched to local procurement. First receipt of 30 MT tankers of oil direct from farms. Commissioning of proprietary 1 Lt PET mould

2013

  • Marketing campaign in Gauteng nets 95% of independent Food Service wholesalers.

pomace is so 2013 doll!

2014

  • First new significant product in seven years. Coconut oil is the Next Big Thing!

2015

  • Employed Marketing Manager. Completion of HACCP project. Appointed to board of SA Olive (Pic below)