1890
1890 - Mataffin Farm on Crocodile River

Halls is established by Hugh Lanion Hall along the picturesque Crocodile River in South Africa.

1922
1922 - COD

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

1947
1947 - Royal Visit

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

40-50
40s and 50s - CSI

Halls gains a reputation for contributing substantially to the welfare of its employees through schools, clinics and housing, long before the phrase “corporate social investment” was coined.

1968
1968 - Citrus

Halls’ citrus exports exceed 1 million cartons.

1984
1985 - Halls in UK

Halls establishes operations in the United Kingdom.

1992
1992 - Citrus to Avocado

Halls stops farming citrus and focuses on avocado.

1994
1994 - Ripe & Ready Avocado

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

2003
2003 - Matsafeni

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

2009
2009 - Makgoba

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

2010
Limpopo Packers

Halls acquires Halls Limpopo Packers in Tzaneen, South Africa.

Halls establishes a marketing office in Rungis, France.

2012
2012 - Marseille

Halls establishes a marketing office in Marseille, France.

2013
2013 - Rungis

Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in France.

2014
2014 - Netherlands

Halls established operations in the Netherlands.

2014-2015
2013-2014 - Rungis Expansion

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

2015
2015 - 125th Anniversary

Halls celebrates its 125th year of being in business.

2016
2016 - Forest Hill

Halls purchases Forest Hill Farm in Tzaneen, South Africa.

Dates - 2017
Nursery

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

Halls acquires packing and ripening facilities in Marseille, France.