Mpact Plastics is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and cling film in southern Africa.
This multifaceted business, which ranks among the top players in South Africa's multi-billion-rand plastics packaging sector and serves a multitude of blue-chip customers, manufactures a range of packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa.
This division of the JSE-listed Mpact group consists of eight manufacturing sites, divided into five distinct business clusters - PET preforms, bottles, jars and closures in Wadeville (Gauteng); FMCG in Pinetown (KwaZulu-Natal) and Atlantis (Western Cape); Mpact Versapak in Paarl (Western Cape) and Alrode (Gauteng), Mpact Plastic Containers in Atlantis (Western Cape) and Brits (North West) as well as the newly established PET recycling plant in Wadeville (Gauteng).
At Mpact, our vision is to be a leading business with the highest ethical standards, delivering exceptional value for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
As one of southern Africa's leading paper and plastic packaging producers, we are committed to: Meeting and exceeding customers' requirements, providing a safe and secure working environment, acting as a responsible employer and achieving sustainable, profitable growth through a focus on business excellence.
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Business clusters within Mpact Plastics
Bottles & closures: beverage bottles and closures
Mpact's plant in Wadeville (Gauteng) is South Africa's primary PET converter, manufacturing both preforms and bottles for the food, beverage and household chemical markets. It's also a leading player in the wide-mouth PET jar market and a market leader in hotfill technology for PET bottles.
Mpact's closures unit is also housed at Wadeville. The unit uses compression and injection moulding technology and possesses cost-effective laser printing and technologically advanced PVC-free liners, which allow the closures to be recycled after use.
The FMCG operations comprise two manufacturing sites, which serve a wide customer base, including many multinationals. These operations manufacture packaging for the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, household and cosmetic industries. Interaction between the two plants located in Pinetown and Atlantis together with the facilities in Wadeville enables Mpact Plastics to offer a wide variety of PET, PVC, HDPE and Polypropylene bottles, jars and closures.
The blow moulding process
The injection moulding process
The single stage injection stretch blow moulding process
The two stage injection stretch blow moulding process
Trays & films: PET trays, polystyrene trays and PVC films
Located in the Western Cape and Gauteng, Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact, services the fresh food, fast food and agricultural sectors of both local and international markets with PET and polystyrene trays, as well as PVC cling film.
Mpact Versapak supplies the widest range of branded fast food packaging, PET trays, polystyrene trays and PVC films (industrial and domestic) to the wholesale and retail food industry and has a significant national and sub-Saharan customer base. All manufacturing processes, including extrusion, printing and thermoforming, take place under one roof. In-house design and moulding allows a rapid response to evolving customer needs and progressive market trends.
Containers: returnable transit packaging, jumbo bins and pallets
Mpact Plastic Containers, a subsidiary of Mpact, has operations in the Western Cape (Atlantis) and Gauteng (Brits) and is a leading supplier of plastic containers in the South African market, specialising in Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP).
The environmental division provides waste management solutions in the form of pre-collection receptacles that also facilitate recycling. The jumbo bin division supplies bulk storage containers to the agricultural and industrial sectors. The materials handling division offers a range of products for the handling, storage and transportation of goods whilst the retail division supplies innovative solution based products to the retail market. Their extensive range of products offers a complete solution for supply chain management.
Mpact Polymers, is a revolutionary state-of-the-art plant equipped to produce recycled PET, Savuka (Zulu for “revival”), for food and beverage packaging.
Strategically situated in Wadeville, Gauteng, in close proximity to the Mpact PET manu¬facturing plant, it further strengthens the ongoing bene¬fits to customers, suppliers and consumers. Mpact Polymers sources bottles by utilising the existing Mpact Recycling infrastructure, positively contributing to the creation of entrepreneurial income opportunities whilst enhancing environmental stewardship. As an alternative to virgin PET and backed by the required skills, experience and infrastructure, Savuka indicates Mpact's extensive experience in working with stakeholders to promote innovation. Savuka is the embodiment of our promise: smarter, sustainable solutions.