Started in the year 2001, our company Californian Beverages Limited tread with the sole aim of providing the Zambian market with Healthy, Quality, and Innovative products. We specialise in making fruit juice-based drinks directly from the pulp. While that stands as a distinctive factor, our product portfolio ranges from carbonated drinks to high fruit squashes to ready to drink juices, all served in a safe packaging that includes PET and Tetra Pak.
We pride ourselves on being original and building brands that's a first of its kind int its category in the market. Our emphasis is on promoting better health and wellbeing of the society. With the meticulous utilisation of the state-of-the-art equipment and modern solutions, we ensure optimum quality and efficiency in our business.
To grow hand-in-hand with the community through innovation and quality.
To strive to create great-tasting, unique, and healthy beverages whilst progressing without compromising on quality.
Every person in a family together makes a house, a home. Time spent with family is worth every second. So, we launched a brand–JUST, a fruity squash bound to bring families together. We engineered the natural flavours of JUST to double the happiness, joy, and cheer shared among the families. Because with JUST, life's every moment gets "Better Together.".
Coming from the family of passion fruits, Granadilla has a sweet and sour flavour. Its fruity jelly-like natural seedy filling gets better on every swig, when families relish it together.
The pulpy base of this citric fruit with its tangy and sweet natural taste binds a family together till the last drop.
The vibrant tropical flavours of Pineapple have a combination of juicy tastes–sweet and tart at once. Its pulpy spicy after-taste strengths on sharing.
JUST Mega Pack
A cumulative pack of all the three flavours together–Mega Pack offers togetherness on a greater level.
They say to each their own! And this phrase according to us suits you–the healthy individuals. Why? Each one of you prefer your own kind of healthy. To you all own-kind, we have brought a common something that fits well in every regime–Californian. A vital by-product of nature–Californian is made of natural fruits; full of all the prominent nutrients and vitamins required by the body. That's saying–you are sure to believe in our "Healthy Lifestyle" on every swig.
A mix of all the natural fruits together with the added bundle of vitamins, is just something you need to kick-start your day and say, "Hello, Healthy Lifestyle."
Mango that refreshes you, year around. Just the right replacement for your in-between snack/refreshment need. Also, full of vitamins in a fun prism shaped bottle that will make you "Embrace Healthy Lifestyle."
Made with the tropical freshness of Guava, with added dash of vitamins, it's the right way to "Adore Healthy Lifestyle."
Californian Frooty RED
A unique flavourful blend of milk and various fruit juices, Californian Frooty Red is the in-between snack refreshment that gives a smooth taste on the tongue that's sure to give you a "Deliciously Healthy Lifestyle."
A perfect blend of coconut cream and pineapple juice, Californian Coco-Pina is your chosen way of saying, "Welcome Healthy Lifestyle".
Californian Passion Orange
A smooth mix of passion fruit and orange with added milk protein, it's just the perfect fusion that ensures you a dash of "Zestfully Healthy Lifestyle."
Rare is the beauty of purity. We made an effort to live up to it for you in our brand. Premium as it is, our special attention to your needs made us go the extra mile and serve you with nature in its true form. For you to feel nature as raw and as beautiful as it is in your everyday lifestyle, we have launched–Humming Bird. A high content real fruit pulp juice with zero preservatives packed in environment- friendly Tetra pac that is bound to feel like "Nature's true blessing" on every gulp.
Humming Bird Guava
Tropical for identity and topical for a flavour, Humming Bird Guava, makes the flavoursome blend of guava with vitamins live up to your need for premiumness of real fruit.
Humming Bird Mango
Freshness of mango, and juiciness of its pulp bundled with essential vitamins has its flavours glued to your tongue, for you to feel Nature's true blessing in its purest form.
Do you know the flavours of the nature were meant to be shared? Look around, trees have not one, but many fruits all at once. So thought we, why not spread the word! And brought to you what we call–MOTT'S. A pulpy cordial made of nature in its authentic form; for you to relish its wholesomeness with your dear ones, right as the nature suggests–through sharing. Because with MOTT'S, you "Share the love."
Mott's Raspberry Rave
An edible fruit from the multitude of plant species–Raspberry, in our Raspberry Rave gives you a tart and sweet taste, just something for you to share the love on your getaways.
Mott's Orange Ole
This fruity citric flavour does justice to your tongue on hot summer days. An ideal refresher made to share the love, because who can deny this classic flavour!
Mott's Pineapple Pulse
The bold fan favourite–Pineapple Pulse's tropical sweet tangy flavour is just the thing you need. It's your perfect pick up after a long day.
Mott's Black Currant Blast
When it's Black Currant, it’s tart dark flavour, needs no introduction. Perfect for sharing the love and happiness anytime, any day.
Mott's Cream Soda
A children's delight and adults' too. Cream Soda is a combination of tastes–vanilla and fresh berries Smooth and flavoursome, enough to share the love, on every swig.
Watson's Tonic Water
The ideal cocktail mixer of all times has a brief history of containing quinine; something that helped British Troops combat malaria in the jungles of Burma. What's our point? It's bound to refresh your mind after a hard day's work.
Watson's Soda Water
Make your ordinary drink extraordinary in just minutes. Enjoy the added carbonation in juices and relish that little extra fizz.
We began our journey with brands like JUST, Mott's, and Apple Max. It was a humble beginning; started off in a former disused factory with a redundant employee of Cadbury Schweppes and a group of 19 operational members as staff, and today we have over 600 strong employees.
Being the first company to introduce an Apple-based carbonated drink with real juice called APPLE MAX, we also pioneer in bringing Pineapple and Granadilla squashes to the market under our brand–JUST.
Our operations are from 4 locations:
- ·Malambo Head office
- ·FormCap Closure/Preform
- ·Mungwi Manufacturing
- ·Kitwe Depot
We thank our loyal customers for standing by us for the last 20 years. Hand-in-hand through the thick and thin together, we have come a long way.
APPLEMAX + Frooty + Max Brands combined
JUST + Mott's (syrups)
That's enough to fill 11 Olympic sized swimming pools!
That's saying approximately 150 Million Pineapples have gone into making JUST!
This is a visual representation of our geographical growth.
We are the first beverage manufacturing company to design, manufacture, and utilise our own preforms and closures in ZAMBIA. The backward integration project began in 2008; we produced over 2,000 MT worth of preforms. There is uniformity in quality standard delivered and weight of the preforms, also ensuring timely supply.
We can produce a wide range of preforms including 38mm and 28mm necks. Working closely with our partners like Husky, 1 Blow, we design preforms intending to save the weight and strength. We have several years of experience in manufacturing for the beverage and pharmaceutical sector, and we can cater to your preform design needs too.
In 2008, we introduced a Husky HyPET 120 P85/95 E85 with a capacity to convert approximately 6 tons of PET into preform per day. In 2014, we introduced our second Husky, doubling our capacity.
We dove headfirst into completely manufacturing our own packaging material; specialising in 38mm and 28mm closure for CSD and Still drink applications. We partnered with SACMI and Husky to convert HDPE and PP into closure and convert approximately 80 MT and 125 MT, respectively.
In 2014, we introduced a CCM32-2.9G SACMI CAP Line capable of converting 2 MT of material per day.
In 2016, we introduced HI20 RS45/42–2.6G Husky CAP Line capable of converting 600 kg of HDPE per day, for the 38 mm closure variant.
Committed to recycling all of our PET and LDPE waste; we reduce our wastes through KAIZEN initiatives and better processes. Over the years, we partnered with companies like 1 Blow and ASB to fast track our purpose. In 2014, we with 1 Blow reduced the range of 2L preform from 60.00 grams to 50.18 grams to reduce PET wastage in the market.
Further ahead, in 2018, we partnered with Tetra Pak to reduce plastic wastage by introducing Californian Frooty in a Recyclable Tetra Pak Packaging. Tetra Pak uses a special 6-layer paper packaging that is 100% recyclable and better for the environment.
In our effort to add to the betterment of the environment, we reuse Pulp drums by converting them into waste bins for Hospitals, Educational Institutes, and Public places. These bins have helped several educational institutions, including Evelyn Hone. We also served as the first to sponsor bins in Malls and Public places.
After the severe drought that affected the nation in 2015 and 2019, and the ongoing threat of climate change we reduced and recycled all forms of water waste. Mungwi Road Facility recycles approximately 10,000 litres a day, reducing our dependence on underground aquifers. The facilities Rain Water Harvesting system had recharged approximately 2.5 million litres of rainwater back into the ground in 2010 and 2019. It also recharges approximately 40,000 litres of soft water from its Back-washing System.
Plot. 1644, Malambo Road, Lusaka.
Lusaka Province Zambia.
+260 97 332 9 444