World-class food & feed processing technologies

Adding value through extrusion

CFAMAbout CFAM Technologies

Our vision

As the leading manufacturer of twin-screw food extruders in Africa, our vision is to become the supplier of choice for extruders in Africa.

Our mission

Our mission is to supply reliable extruders of highest quality to Africa and the World backed by an excellent team with values.

CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd developed from a research project in 1998 to an established extrusion technology company that design and manufacture world-class food and feed processing plants and equipment. In 2002 the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (CFAM) as established at the School for Mechanical  Engineering at the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The focus of CFAM was to do continuous research and development in twin-screw extrusion technology, high precision manufacturing, product development and localisation. The twin-screw extruders that were developed by CFAM are a good example of localisation through initial reverse engineering and further product development and optimisation. 

Previously twin-screw extruders were imported from mainly Europe, the UK and the USA. CFAM developed and localised twin-screw extruders that are ideally suited for Africa and developing countries.

CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd was established as a spin-off company of the NWU to roll out commercially the twin-screw extrusion equipment and products that were developed. The twin-screw extruders are being used for food extrusion, feed extrusion, polymer extrusion, powder coating, compounding extrusion as well as other niche applications.

Research and innovation forms the backbone of our business. We place a lot of emphasis on developing new extrusion processing equipment as well as new applications of extrusion for local and international stakeholders.

Our brand promise

Quality – We do not compromise on the quality of our extruders

Integrity – We conduct our business with integrity, adhere to our ethical values and proud ourselves in being a responsible company

Reliable – Our extruders have earned its reputation as being a reliable extruder built to last

Excellent team – We take pride in having a winning team that live up to our brand promise