About us

Southern Oil (PTY) Ltd is a modern oil extraction plant and edible oil refinery situated in Swellendam and are committed to the provision of the Healthier alternative oils.

In 1993 the first canola crop was planted in South Africa. Three years later Southern Oil Ltd (SOILL) was built with the objective to process locally produced seeds and stimulate the growth of this new product. Seeds coming from the farmers in the Overberg region are graded, cleaned and stored in silo’s until used for manufacturing. The final product is refined, bottled and branded with our B-well label.

Soon after, the crushing and refining of Maize (Corn) Oil began and in 2009 Southern Oil (PTY) Ltd produced the first batch of Refined Grapeseed Oil.

These premium products are distributed Nationwide and Internationally. SOILL is situated in a picturesque village called Swellendam – the 3rd oldest town in South Africa and gateway to the Garden Route. The first Canola was planted in 1993 in South Africa. Southern Oil Ltd was established in 1996. The aim was to produce Canola Oil to supply the local market. SOILL now supplies both Nationally and Internationally.

The Canola plant bears a bright yellow little flower that when it blooms during July to September paints the environment into beautiful yellow valleys, the oil comes from the seed found in pods on the plant. Our flagship brand, B-well, has now grown to include a variety of different products. The B-well Canola Oil is the only oil sold in South Africa that is endorsed by CANSA. Some of the imported Canola Oil has been genetically modified but Canola Oil produced in SA is 100% GM free.

Southern Oil has diversified into the manufacture of other edible oils and related products. Other brands include Cater-Well a specialist frying oil supplied to the catering trade and Canega3, a product for the Equine market. We supply the animal feed industry with our high protein Canola Oil Cake.

SOILL is now an established company and is currently in its 17th year of production. Today, we can say with pride that the company is well established in the marketplace. B-well oils have become a major player in retail channels and is recognised by consumers as a premium oil product. A few of our other clients are Woolworths, Ina Paarman, Unilever, Nestle, Spur, Continental and Epic.

SOILL stands for health, quality, respect for the environment and for the community. The company strives to grow, not only financially but also in the development of the workforce, the community and the customers.

Health and Wellness are important features of our products. Canola Oil is undeniably the healthiest oil available in South Africa and we have now added B-well Grapeseed and Olive Canola Oil. This gives the consumer even more healthy choices. It is our intention to lead the way in the Healthy Oil market. Watch out for more exciting launches.

Canola Production