Andries Kemp

Andries Kemp

Chief Executive Officer

Johan Kemp

Johan Kemp

Chairman of the Board

ROLKEM was founded in 1986 by the Kemp Family in South Africa. This business has grown under the leadership of CEO Andries Kemp, an accountant and sugar artist, to produce in excess of 450 different colours and hues, in 18 colour ranges. The innovative manufacturing techniques allow RKSA, the holding company of the ROLKEM Brand, to produce organic and vegan approved pigments and colours, that is not only fade resistant, but also colours that has no fragrance and it will not affect the taste of any finished product. 15 Of our 18 colour ranges are completely organic, and do not contain any Azzu-Dyes.

ROLKEM is the preferred colour used by leading chefs and patissier’s including the award winning chefs of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and the South African Chefs Association. ROLKEM is the leading supplier to the South African Cake Decorators Guild. We export our products to 49 different countries globally.

The state of the art 15000m2 manufacturing plant in South Africa produces approximately 45 tons of colouring per month for its three different companies, supplying the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Food industry globally

The manufacturing plant is supported by a distribution centre based in the Limpopo town of Naboomspruit. At the distribution center, special effort is made to assist the cake decorators and attisier’s in their quest to find and have the best and most vibrant colours thinkable, where a team of artists work non stop on the different powder and Gel colours. Smiles all around help to get the love into the containers of colouring, to assist the baking industry in creating celebrations across the world.

We firmly believe: “A world filled with colour is a word filled with joy!”



If you can imagine it, we can colour it
To supply the best edible colouring and pigments to all consumers globally.

To be the world leader in manufacturing and distribution of edible colours and pigments that are:

  1. Colourfast and fade resistant
  2. Frangrance free
  3. Vibrant and
  4. Taste free

To attract and retain development conscious, career driven staff.


To develop existing, and create new markets and applications of our products.


To ensure the best customer experience through an effective supply chain.


To implement measurements to maintain, control and assess all aspects of production.

Supply Chain

To ensure efficient stock holding and distribution to enable readily available products.

RKSA Group of Companies is an environmentally conscious organisation.
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