ALPLA, a leading international manufacturer of plastic packaging, continues to expand its presence in the African market. The company is taking part in Propak Africa in Johannesburg, where it will display its market relevant solutions.
The family owned company has a major international footprint with over 176 plants located worldwide and is known for its innovative plastic packaging. Since 2014, ALPLA has had a production site based in Johannesburg. In 2017, the acquisition of the Boxmore Packaging gave ALPLA a broad basis to enter the South African market.
The company now has 11 plants located throughout sub-Saharan Africa, which allow for a localised packaging solution in the region. Packaging is tailored to the customer’s needs, with the components perfectly coordinated to one another in their design and functionality.
Highlights at Propak
Visitors to Propak Africa, taking place at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, from 12 to 15 March, are invited to attend ALPLA’s free daily 3D concept design demonstrations.
ALPA’s regional product designer, Walter Peixoto will be hosting 3D sketching sessions that show photorealistic presentations and renderings, etc. Space is limited; attendance will be based on a first come first served basis. Two sessions are scheduled for each show day at 10h00 and 14h00; up to 10 customers can be accommodated during each session.
David Drew, ALPLA SA’s head of commercial for sub-Saharan Africa, is delivering a keynote presentation at the Packaging Innovation and Sustainability Conference, which runs alongside Propak Africa on Thursday, 14 March. The conference is taking place at Nasrec’s Black Eagle Conference Venue.
Tailored system solutions
ALPLA is renowned worldwide for its innovative plastic packaging. Headquartered in Austria, the company offers its customers complete system solutions with containers and closures. It works with the latest technologies and production processes. With its own tool and special machine construction, ALPLA can guarantee quick development times and high quality packaging systems.
‘We want to take on a leading role in the African market and actively shape the future of the packaging industry. We’re in a position to launch new ideas on the market very quickly,’ says regional manager, Christoph Riedlsperger, who is responsible for the Africa, Middle East and Turkey region at ALPLA.
ALPLA in Africa
In 2015, ALPLA took over the Egyptian site of Argo S.A. in El Obour. The company has also strengthened its presence in North Africa and the Middle East through a joint venture, established in 2016 with the Egyptian Taba Group.
The company has been operating under the name ALPLA TABA since 2017. In the same year, ALPLA TABA opened a new site in 10th of Ramadan City in accordance with the latest production standards. The acquisition of Boxmore Packaging followed with nine locations. The complete takeover of Zamil ALPLA, which was founded as a joint venture in 2008, was completed in 2019.
ALPLA currently has 22 production sites in the Africa, Middle East and Turkey (AMET) region, including three in house plants based at customers’ facilities. The sites are located in Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Mauritius, Angola, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
Around 2 180 employees produce innovative packaging solutions in the region for international and local customers using extrusion blow moulding, stretch blow moulding, injection moulding and PET injection/stretch blow moulding technologies.