About Thales Services (Pty) Ltd.
Established in 1999, the original Thales Wine Cellar Services predominantly found its roots in the selling and supply of reconditioned wine barrels.
In February 2010, the Thales Management team performed a buy-out from the previous French shareholder to acquire full ownership and to become proudly South African! In 2013 the shareholders changed the company name to Thales Services.
Our development and growth are continuously shaped by the high standards and quality demands set by wine producers as well as local and international commercial drivers. We have recognized key areas in the wine industry to complement our barrel hygiene expertise. Over the years our knowledge and experience have guided us to become leaders in wine cellar hygiene and fermentation management in an effort to manage risk in cellars.
To avoid the evolution of off-flavors in wine and to help ensure the production of excellent quality wines, Thales Services offer a holistic approach to wine cellar hygiene. Our products and services include consultation regarding risk prevention, remedial strategies in the event of a problem, formulated food grade hygiene chemicals and industry leading wine ingredients from bio-tech giant Chr Hansen.
With our offices situated in Stellenbosch, the heartland of the South African wine industry, we have forged strategic partnerships with training and research institutions to add credibility to our service and to stimulate internal research and development.
Thales Services achieved ISO22000 accreditation in 2013 and is a BBBEE accredited supplier – all adding value and assurance as part of the wine producer’s value chain.