Paper converting

The paper converting business consists of a corrugated business and other converting products primarily for the Quick Restaurant Sector (QSR).

Mpact paper converting photo

The corrugated packaging division has nine corrugated box plants, each with corrugator and converting facilities, producing corrugated board and boxes. Eight plants are located in South Africa in Gauteng (Springs and Brakpan), KwaZulu-Natal (Durban – Pinetown), Western Cape (Epping and Kuils River), Eastern Cape (East London and Port Elizabeth) and Mpumalanga (Nelspruit) and one plant is located in Namibia. We also own two corrugated sheet plants in Mozambique and Namibia respectively, and have an interest in several corrugated sheet plants throughout South Africa.

The sites are fully equipped to produce a range of corrugated products from standard boxes to die-cut self-locking trays. All packaging is custom-made to specific customer needs and can be printed as required on site. We have developed our leading market position by focusing on investments in modern technology and training, customer relationship management and a decentralised operating structure to provide constant improvements to the products we supply.

Since 2005, we have invested in three high-graphic printing machines situated at the Springs, Pinetown and Epping facilities. This has given us a leading position in high-graphic printing on corrugated boxes, in line with our objective of meeting customer requirements for innovative products and branding.

Corrugated customers include producers of agricultural, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and other durable and non-durable goods that use packaging primarily for the protection of products in transit and for point-of-sale display.

Mpact has a 51% interest in Detpak South Africa, which offers an extensive range of paper and board packaging solutions including cups, lids, cartons, bags, napkins, trays and clam shells for the QSR sector.