About Advanced Cleaning Services

Advanced Cleaning Services is a leading supplier of specialized outsourced cleaning services to the Food and Beverage industry. Advanced Cleaning Services is the preferred service provider for various commercial food processing factories across South Africa. We understand that food manufacturing environments demand hygiene standard that are second to none.

At ACS we have developed a range of services specifically targeted for manufacturing and food processing plants. Our dedicated staff works with you to identify the best ways to meet your high hygiene expectations and to add value to your business.

Dean Lancaster Food Technologist and Managing Director.

Dean Lancaster studied ”Food Technology and Marketing” and has been in the food industry for the past 25 years. 10 years into his career he identified a need for specialized hygiene and sanitation cleaning programs for the Food Industry and so Advanced Cleaning Services was born. Partnered by Sandra Lancaster who had extensive experience in Human Resources and Administration they created a vibrant family owned and operated cleaning business. 20 years later Advanced Cleaning Services has grown into a national company with over 2000 employees and is well recognized as leaders not only in the food processing industry but also in Retail, Flavour and Fragrance houses, Distribution Centres and Commercial cleaning.

At ACS Dean has ensured the emphasis is placed on client relationships and we pride ourselves on our ability to nurture partnerships with our clients in order to adhere to high industry standards. Quality control and audit processes ensure this for our clients and our company. ACS pioneered and developed a fully comprehensive quality management scanning system that guarantees all services performed onsite could be tracked and monitored onsite and remotely.

Dean has completed the AIB correspondence course on Hygiene and Sanitation and has ensured that ACS stays up to date with all Food and Hygiene Safety standards.

Specialised Service

  • Dedicated Management Team – Focused on your account
  • Trained, Motivated Staff – A truly productive workforce
  • BBBEE Compliant – Level 2
  • Focused On Detail – Driving standards up
  • Proven Track Record
  • Barlog Scanning  Technoloy
  • Food Industry Specialists – You can have confidence in our expertise for all  your hygiene audits
  • Passionate About Customer Care – Through proactive communication and response

Our Standards

Advanced Cleaning Services systems and procedures meet the following standards required in the food industry:

  • SABS 0330 HACCP
  • SABS 049 Food Hygiene Management
  • SABS 22000 Food Safety Management System
  • American Institute of Baking (AIB)
  • International Britannia (Woolworths manufacturing facilities)
  • SAFSIS (Pick ‘n Pay manufacturing plants)
  • YUM – Star Audits
  • EU,BRC and various other 3rd party audit requirements

Meet the Management Team


Sandra Lancaster

Shareholder/ Admin/ Financial Director

Lebo Mokoena

National Operations Manager

Fatima Ventura

Salaries and Admin Manager

Simon Ramabu

Area Manager JHB

William Makena

Area Manager JHB

Mark Chidavaenzi

Area Manager Eastern Cape

Fredericks Netshivhera

Area Manager JHB

Joshua Sami

Area Manager JHB

Surprise Molelekwa

Area Manager JHB

Gideon Basson

Area Manager CPT

Alex Murindigamo

Quality Assurance Manager JHB

Clarine Hlongwane

Area Manager Durban Dbn

Mike Flack

Human Resources Manager

Angelina Molina - Brizuela

Quotation and Admin Manager

Sergio Ventura

IT Manager

Kerry Cooper

Customer Relations Manager

Admire Chinguwo

Area Manager, Cape Town