Regent Produce SA cc commenced trading in 1998, exporting Table Grapes to Lehmann & Troost in the Netherlands, and to various clients in Europe. During the year 2000, Citrus was added to the product range exported to Europe.
Mr. Patrick John Hughes, joined Regent Produce SA cc in 2001 as a Trader, procuring and selling Grapes, Citrus, Mangoes, Avocados and Litchis to the Middle and Far East.
In 2003, Regent Produce SA cc, was registered as Regent Produce SA (Pty) Ltd, with Mr. Patrick John Hughes and Mr. Morné Venter as directors. Later on, they then merged with Freshworld (Pty) Ltd. During the first 2 years of trading Wellcome (Hong Kong) and Spinneys (Dubai, UAE) were added to their client base, sending weekly Airfreight of fresh fruit and vegetables, in addition to exporting of grapes and citrus to the Middle and Far East. In 2005, Mr. Patrick John Hughes, acquired Regent Produce SA (Pty) Ltd, being the sole shareholder. Regent Produce SA (Pty) Ltd commenced the trading of Grapes, Citrus, Mangoes, Avocados and Litchis from their Epping Offices to Europe, the Middle and Far East.