Africa’s largest packaging company, Nampak opened the Liquid Carton divisions’ new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, on 12 December 2019.

In one of his last official acts before leaving to head up Eskom, Nampak CEO, André De Ruyter unveiled Nampak Liquid Cartons Technical Hub, cutting the ribbon during the facilities’ opening ceremony.

Popularity of liquid cartons

The new plant complements Nampak’s existing liquid carton facilities, which include a sales office in Bryanston, Gauteng, a printing plant in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal, a research and development (R&D) facility in Cape Town, and sister carton producing plants in both Malawi and Zambia.

Following renewed popularity and rising demand for liquid cartons, Nampak Liquid Cartons’ new Technical Hub was custom built to maintain, and service the growing pool of liquid carton filling machines for the food and beverage industry, such as dairy, water, and the fruit juice.

Environmentally friendly packaging 

The new facility significantly increases Nampak’s renewed popularity and demand for carton filling machinery, both in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

De Ruyter says: ‘By shifting to carton companies are enjoying benefits, such as a revitalised look and feel of their products, while being environmentally-friendly.’

The opening of Nampak Liquid Carton’s Technical Hub further cements its vision and long-term commitment to position it for future growth.

‘With the world becoming more environmentally aware, and companies looking for sustainable packaging alternatives, Nampak Liquid Cartons is perfectly positioned for take-off. The future looks bright for Nampak Liquid Cartons with the opening of our new Technical Hub,’ concludes De Ruyter.