About Us

Established in 2005, Solarben International has its trading name as African Food Wholesalers Pty Limited.

Today Dr Ebenezer and his wife, Irina, are driven by their passion to bring the best and authentic african food, spices and drinks to Western Australia.

Within a short time, we have developed a network of suppliers and manufacturers which enable us to source quality and innovative products for our customers. Our clients include grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, caterers and ethnic food retailers throughout Perth, Western Australia as well as our distribution agents across Australia.

The products imported and traded by Solarben Foods are brands of worldwide acclaim, without exception. These include Ayoola® foods (Nigeria), SankofafufuLagos Agbe®, Praise®, Ghana Fresh® and Nkulenu® (Ghana), Tropiway® (USA), AFP® Netherlands, Vitamalt®, Powermalt® and Supermalt® drinks (Denmark), L´espadon® sardines (Morocco) and a host of others.

The entire team at Solarben are extremely passionate (you could say obsessed) about african food and drinks. Their knowledge extends not just to the wide range of products available but also includes ideas about how best to prepare and enjoy them. Their desire to share what they've learnt about food is what drives them to provide an excellent service.

Products & Logistics

Solarben's focus is on the distribution of a large number of non-perishable foodstuffs. Hence the company imports direct from the source in full container loads. Solarben itself dispatches supplies from our warehouse to wholesalers, supermarkets, cash & carries and grocery shops in Australia from mixed pallets to full truckloads.

With the Australian consumer becoming increasingly multicultural, sales of our products have steadily shifted from traditional “home-based” shops to ordinary retail channels.

We are always able to supply products with a long shelf life because of the high turnover of our goods. Costs at our warehouse are low, and the contracts with our transporters are highly competitive. This allows us to offer you the best of services at logistical level. Inside WA, we normally deliver within one day, elsewhere in Australia within three days.

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At Solarben Foods, quality is our watchword. We only trade with suppliers who have certified HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) systems, or similar food safety management systems in place.

Not only do we source products from the best supplier around the world, our facilities, equipment and procedures are HACCP certified to ensure food hygiene and safety is emphasized at every stage of storage, packaging and distribution.

Our quality control procedures include the following:

  • Ensuring that all imported products have well written specifications for all ingredients, products and origin of the products
  • Storing products under sanitary conditions and according to correct environmental conditions (i.e. temperature and humidity)
  • Ensuring that all the products we import are registered with national agency for food administration and control at the country of export.

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