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Soda King, a South Africa-based manufacturer of soft drinks, purified still & flavoured waters, fruit juices and speciality malt drinks, is offering business people and entrepreneurs across the continent a unique franchise opportunity to establish a bottling plant in their country of choice.

A filling line at a typical Soda King bottling plant.

A filling line at a typical Soda King bottling plant.

Soda King offers an amazing range of delicious carbonated soft drinks, as well as premium still, sparkling and flavoured water variants. A new range of 100% fruit juices has been added to the offering as well as the popular dark and flavoured non-alcoholic malt drinks. The company is owner of the Soda King, King Cola, King Malta, Soraya and Aqua King brand names.

New – “100% nothing-but-pure JOOZ”

Soda King has come up with a new concept in fruit juice production. The recently launched JOOZ range of 100% fruit juices is produced using a unique UV-light treatment that allows for the product to be kept at ambient temperature (<37 deg Celsius) for a period of 3 months!

That means no refrigeration, no cold-chain, no need to keep the juices in a cooler at all times. For retailers, caterers, hotels, restaurants and bars this means the ability to buy in bulk and save, whilst storing the juice in their unrefrigerated warehouse. Displaying the product on shelves as well as in the beverage coolers means more exposure and more sales!

The five flavours are available in on-the-go 350ml bottles with a sports cap, a 1.5 litre family bottle and a 4 litre bulk bottle.

The funky label is distinctive, clear and has an innovative “JOOZY FACTS” bubble to inform consumers of the other available flavours. JOOZ will also be offered in a PET 330ml SPARKLING version.

The juices taste great, have a clear message and visual appeal and above all, can be stored at AMBIENT temperatures.

Soda King Traditional, King Cola and Soda King LITE

The traditional range of Soda King carbonated soft drinks consists of 16 delicious flavours, including King Cola, the classic cola flavour. These beverages are available in 2L (or 1.5L/1.25L depending on regional preferences) family sizes, convenient 500ml bottles and also in on-the-go 330ml sizes – all in safe, PET plastic bottles.

The popular flavours are based on exact, tested recipes and consistent standards. Only sugar is used to sweeten the drinks and no artificial sweeteners are used whatsoever. All products are also completely tartrazine free.

The Soda King LITE range is aimed at the health-conscious and diabetes market. This sugar-free alternative is available in six of the 16 traditional Soda King flavours.

King Malta

It’s dark. It’s strong. It’s irresistible. Of course we’re talking about the new Premium malt drink – “King Malta”.

This slightly sparking, non-alcoholic malt beverage has been launched in 2011.

The pure and carefully selected roasted barley malts also have numerous nutritional qualities – containing more than 30 minerals and elements.

Soraya Apple Flavoured Malt Drink

Soraya is the slightly sparkling, non-alcoholic alternative with a hidden surprise – it’s both apple flavoured and malt based. And it offers so much more than merely being a delicious beverage. The proteins and amino acids contained in malt boost the immune system and nerve impulse transportation.

Malt also offers all the important B-vitamins (important for muscle metabolism and nerve activity, transforming carbohydrates into energy), as well as vitamins A, D and E, and folic acid.The Soraya blonde malt drink is thus not only delicious, it’s also wholesome and a very good source of energy.

Aqua King

The Aqua King range of purified waters consists of a premium still water, a sparkling water, as well as five fruity flavoured drinks. These filtered water varieties are purified and bottled according to strict standards using an Ultra Filtration system which removes all impurities.

An additional UV light also successfully kills any bacteria contained in the water. All H2O flavours are sweetened using only high quality fructose. No artificial sweeteners are thus added to the water. Hydrate with Aqua King and rediscover the goodness of water.

Franchise opportunity

Soda King supplies a turnkey franchise opportunity, with manufacturing starting from day one of opening the factory. Setting up a Soda King franchise is usually accomplished within three months from having signed the franchise agreement and making the requisite payments.

Entrepreneurs establish a localised bottling plant and acquire the exclusive rights to manufacture, distribute and sell the full Soda King range of carbonated cool drinks, Soda King TEN+1 Concentrates, as well as the range of Aqua King waters and the two new malt drinks in a specific area/country. Utilising the trade secrets, operational systems and marketing tools developed by Soda King over many years, the franchise allows for flexible, low-cost production in a simple, streamlined operation, requiring minimal capital input.

This franchise is a turnkey package which incorporates all a franchisee needs to start-up a bottling plant and deliver the final products to the consumers. It includes full technical, financial, marketing and business systems training, as well as an initial supply of raw materials and labels. The franchisor also provides on-going support in all areas of production methodology, market penetration and marketing material development.

The equipment includes water purification, stretch-blow moulding machine to blow your own PET bottle, mixing, blending, carbonating and a 3-in-1 Monobloc (rinsing, filling, capping) machine, date-coding and labelling machine as well as end-of-line shrink wrapping plant.

The PET blowing machine can also be used to blow PET bottles for other customers who need bottles for filling edible oil, cosmetics or cleaning materials, to name a few. This offers an additional profit opportunity for the franchisee.

Soda King currently has seven franchised outlets – three in South Africa and one each in Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania and Madagascar. New facilities in Senegal and Malawi are also expected to open soon.

The average franchise set-up cost is US$380 000, depending on the client’s requirements.

Contact details

For more information about Soda King franchise opportunities, contact Gian Mani at:


Tel: +27 83 675 3522


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  • Robert

    Hi can I please ask for a price list on all you products thanks
    I am intrusted in buy your product Thanks

  • Toby

    Interested in a master franchise for zimbabwe

  • kwizera

    please send me a list of machines needed to produce fruit juice and other non carbonated drinks with costs.
    do not exclude the following
    juice extractor
    filling machine
    water production system
    mixing tank. waiting for your response soon

  • Ambendu Martins.

    Dear Ladies and gentlemen,

    I want to be your partner here in Cameroon and the CEMAC region, there is a market here for the product you have on offer, we can do everything from establishing the bottling plant to producing the drinks in a venture that will be mutually beneficial to all parties involved.
    Thank you.

  • Adelino de Abreu

    Hi Gian, I am a South African Pora who has worked in Angola for a Big S/market Co.and know that they need Manufacturing. I do not have the money to start such a business but will try to find an inteligant General with Money as i have tried for 5 yrs to start something in Angola ever since i have come back to SA and have not succeeded yet.

  • wanted to buy beverages

    we are Calylink Resources.Sarl trade/import companies dealing in bulk quntitys due to your good product,

    we are very much eager to purcarse this your product in bulk quntitys

    contact us via;
    Mrs.caronly myer
    telephone +23771621655

  • John

    Can i have more information, this sounds like a good business opportunity. I am from Zim and im interested in starting something like this here.

  • Patrick

    Good day,

    I’m interested in taking this business to central and east africa. Is it possible for us to begin correspondence via email so that we can see how we can take it further?


  • warsame

    please email me all information about your business and sit up in somalia my email

  • Nangamso

    Im in south africa and would like to know more about the business plz email me all the details. Thank u

  • olsthoorn

    can you e mail me an information pack<
    Could this also be set up in Indonesia ?

    • olsthoorn

      can you e mail me an information pack ?

  • Alonge olubunmi

    hello Gian

    I am food Technologist currently in ireland.This business opportunity is very good for the nigeria market. I am very interested but raising the money is the issue with me. I can raise like half what is required but is it possible to send me a feasibility study to enable me convince my friends to invest in my business or for us both to partner
    thank you
    o alonge

    • Gian Mani

      Dear Alonge,

      thanks for your interest in Soda King. I need to advise you that we are currently finalizing contractual obligations with a Nigerian investor and until this is concluded we cannot enter into any negotiations with other parties. However, we are also looking for investors for the Ghanaian market, should you be interested, please send me an email to:

      thanks and kind regards

  • lwazi lenin marawu

    i am intrestedd in this kind of buisness and i am living i south africa in the eastern cape.
    how do i get more infor about your company and your business.

    this is my contact details +27(0)78 3031148

    • Gian Mani

      Dear Lwazi,

      thanks for your interstest and apologies for only now responding to your request. Please send your requiest to: and I will mail you our information pack

      kind regards


    Please i would like to have joint partnership here in Nigeria for strictly commercial purposes, what is involved?, your products will make head wya here please cn you create the Opportunity to have it installed, manufacture and produced here?


  • Gian Mani

    Thanks Ronald,

    for your interest in Soda King for Southern Sudan. If you would kindly email me your email address, so that I can email you our International Information Pack for your perusal. I am looking forward to your response and send you kind regards


  • Ronald K Mutesasira

    I live and work in Juba, South Sudan. A friend of mine from South Africa sent an email over your company .
    On visiting your website, now i know what she is talking about. I will write back and get to know what she has in mind on a project in South Sudan.
    Thank you for the great work you do.
    Ronald K Mutesasira

    • Anthony kaku Ackah

      Hello Gian,
      Hope you are well. Please I want to be your agent/partner in Ghana. Kindly reach me via

      Standing by….