Corporate profile

Mpact Group Profile Video



Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in southern Africa, employing 5,156 people (2021: 5,115 people), and generating revenue of R12.4bn in the 2022 financial year.

Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables. Our close relationships with our customers, deep understanding of their industries and commitment to innovation help us create structural and graphic solutions, and value-added services that anticipate customers’ needs.

Mpact also continues to be South Africa’s largest collector of recyclable packaging, collecting over 700,000 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre- and post-consumer sources (2021: over 620,000 tonnes). 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.

Mpact’s footprint

The Group operates across 43 sites, 24 of which are manufacturing sites, with 15 being Recycling operations. Our proximity to customers contributes to faster response times, reduces transport costs and creates economies of scale.

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.