Trenstar Proprietary Limited (Trenstar)
Trenstar is a privately owned logistics and asset management solutions provider with a fleet of c.300,000 uniquely identified, standardised and customisable Returnable Packaging Containers. Trenstar’s proprietary technology, designed over 15 years of container management experience, is core to its offering and is able to offer customers and clients detailed analysis and data directly linked to the flow of Returnable Packaging Containers in order to reduce cost, increase efficiency and facilitate greater integration within the supply chain.All of Trenstar’s Returnable Packaging Containers are fitted with unique bar-coding in order to track and trace individual packaging and products through the supply chain through the use of RFID technology.
Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Proprietary Limited (CDE)
CDE was established in 1994 to introduce higher levels of care for people with diabetes in South Africa. CDE was founded by Dr Larry Distiller, a respected Endocrinologist specialising in diabetes who developed a comprehensive diabetes treatment and management programme, which allowed for the implementation of correct and appropriate diabetes care principles. These standards are used as a benchmark not only in South Africa, but throughout the rest of the world. Dr Distiller is a leading luminary globally within the treatment of diabetes.The company has the largest general practitioner (GP) network in South Africa – which is its primary point of care – regarding diabetic treatment of patients. It is also supported by numerous medical aid schemes regarding the specialist treatment of diabetes.
Real Foods Proprietary Limited (Real Foods)
Real Foods is a holding company that was created in 2013 with the intention of consolidating health focused food producers and retailers in South Africa and creating a dominant healthy food and wellness focused company in South Africa. Real Foods currently operates 153 Kauai and 5 Nu Health stores across 5 countries.
Real Foods was founded by Dean Kowarski, the Group’s CEO, an accomplished entrepreneur with a strong track record of success in various sectors that identified an opportunity to create a health food group of scale that sets itself apart from its competitors through a grassroots approach to healthy, natural food, innovation, social responsibility and integrity.
Real Foods commenced operations in November 2013 with the introduction of Nu Health Café and subsequently identified an opportunity to acquire the operations of Kauai in 2015. Kauai commenced operations in 1996 and dominates the South African retail health foods sector.
"In addition to capital, Kleoss also provides another valuable resource, in that they proactively engage with their investments and businesses at a board and strategy level. So they add a wealth of expertise to our company that will be important to our planned expansion." – Dean Kowarski (Real Foods CEO)