Corporate profile

Mpact Group Profile Video



Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa. Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables.

Mpact’s close relationships with our customers, deep understanding of their industries and commitment to innovation help us create structural and graphic solutions, and valueadded services that anticipate customers’ needs. Our footprint of 44 operating sites across South Africa and in Namibia and Mozambique, leading market positions and proximity to customers contribute to faster response times, reduce transport costs and create economies of scale.

We are South Africa’s largest collector of recyclable packaging and in 2021 we collected over 620,000 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre- and post-consumer sources. By closing the loop on paper and plastic, we reduce the amount of material going to landfill, promote local beneficiation of raw materials and support the development of more than 50 small businesses. Our liquid packaging recycling plant can recycle 24,000 tonnes of used liquid cartons a year, saving 65,240m3 of landfill space.

In 2021, we had 5,115 employees and generated revenue of R11.5 billion.

Mpact’s footprint

Mpact’s footprint in the three Southern African countries and proximity to its customers contribute to faster response times and reduced transport costs.

Paper division

The paper business consists of three divisions: recycling, paper manufacturing and paper converting.


Collects recyclable paper, plastics and liquid cartons to recycle these to provide feedstock for the paper division, and for sale to external customers.

Paper Manufacturing

Makes recycled-based packaging, industrial paper grades (such as containerboard and cartonboard), and other converted paper products. These are used in the paper converting business and sold to external customers.

Paper Converting

Makes printed and unprinted converted corrugated products, including board used to manufacture corrugated packaging, corrugated boxes, cases, trays, point-of-sale displays, cups, lids, bags and trays.

Plastics division

Plastics Converting

Makes rigid plastic packaging, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms, trays and film, and plastic jumbo bins and crates. Also recycles used bins and crates.