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geographical presence

Geographical Presence Tongaat Hulett has more than 40,000 employees working in about 25 locations in 6 countries, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Tongaat Hulett Starch does not offer jobs in exchange for money

Tongaat Hulett Starch follows sound and fair recruitment processes, and as such, an offer of employment would never be subject to a candidate making any form of payment.

Please be aware that if you are approached and offered a position in exchange for money, this is fraudulent. Further we only post jobs that are available via "Careers @ THS" on our website. If you see a position posted on any website other than our portal, this is fraudulent.

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At Tongaat Hulett Starch we provide a diverse range of products to an equally diverse range of industries including the manufacturing of:
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Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages Glucose syrup is used as a fermenting medium or as a sweetener in Brandy’s, Liqueurs, Ports and Sherries.
Baking Glucose syrups and dextrose are a source of fermentable carbohydrates which can assist in improving crust and shelf life of bread and other baked goods.
Brewing Starch and syrups are a source of fermentable extract in the brewing of beer. Using syrups as a liquid adjunct, it is possible to brew at high gravity, thus increasing the brewhouse throughput.

Confectionary Starch is used in confectionery products as a thickener, carrier and gelling agent. It also has moulding properties, which prove valuable in the manufacture of gum and jelly products. Glucose is used as a sweetener in confectionery, but also helps to control crystallisation and improve the texture of the product.

Dairy ingredients
Dairy ingredients Glucose syrups and maltodextrins are used to improve sweetness, texture, meltdown, and overrun of ice cream. Maltodextrins can be used to replace fats without deterioration of texture and mouth-feel. Starches and syrups can be used to thicken and sweeten yoghurts.

Frozen foods
Frozen foods Modified starch is used as a thickener and to improve freeze-thaw stability in frozen foods.

General beverages
General Beverages Glucose is used as a carrier, a sweetener, flavour enhancer and energy source in beverages. Maltodextrins and dextrose monohydrate are ideal sources of easily digestible carbohydrates important for prolonged and quick energy requirements in sports drinks.

Industrial products
Industrial products Starch and dextrins are essential parts of vegetable-based adhesive formulations and is also used in Ore flotation as well as papermaking where it provides internal and surface strength and it plays a valuable role in improving its printability. Modified starch is also used as a warp sizing agent, to improve weaving efficiency, in the textile industry.

Jams and canning
Jams and Canning Glucose syrups are used as flavour enhancers, as crystallisation controllers and to improve sweetness in jams. Modified starches are used as a thickener in canned products.

Pharmecutical Starch plays an important role as a binder in tableting processes in many pharmaceutical products. Glucose is used as a medium in cough syrups and is a valuable energy source in pharmaceutical products.

Prepared mixes (dry groceries)
Prepared mixes (Dry Groceries) Corn starch helps to keep package mixes free-flowing and lump free. Dextrose and maltodextrins are used as carriers and to control sweetness in dry mixes.

Processed foods
Processed foods This industry utilises significant quantities of starch for thickeners, fillers, binders and stabilisers. Starch is also used in the moulding process, while glucose is used to add gloss, density and texture to numerous food products.

Processed meats
Processed Meats Starch is used as a bulking and binding agent in processed meats. Dextrose and maltodextrins provide a carbohydrate source for fermentation during the curing process.

Spray drying products
Spray drying products Glucose is used in spray dried products as a milk and coffee extender, an integral part of any coffee whitener formulation, and is also used as a carrier during the spray drying process.

Animal feed
Animal feed Manufactured in the wet-milling process, co-products have several important uses. The fibrous husk and gluten extracted from the maize form highly nutritious ingredients used in animal feed, while maize oil is used in the manufacture of margarine and cooking oil.

ZEBA Zeba is a unique superabsorbent polymer based on natural cornstarch, making it biodegradable, nontoxic and odourless. As a starch-based polymer, Zeba is made up of glucose molecules, which are linked together chemically to become a water-insoluble, net-like matrix in the form of a hydrogel that holds and releases water for use by plants as needed.