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Corporate profile

Mpact is one of the leading paper and plastics packaging businesses in southern Africa. The Company has a paper division and a plastics division, supported by shared services for finance, human resources administration and ICT.

Mpact is South Africa’s largest recycler of recovered paper and plastic collections. In 2017, we collected over 661,797 tonnes (2016: 607,840 tonnes) of paper and plastic recyclables from pre- and post-consumer sources, reducing the corresponding need for a recovered material to landfill.

We have a decentralised customer-focused operating structure that prioritises the creation of innovative solutions for customers. Our close relationships with customers allow us to adapt quickly to their needs and develop products tailored to specific requirements. Mpact’s national footprint places our operations close to our customers, reducing response times and transport costs.

Innovation centres research and design structural and graphic solutions, and value-added services. A plastics design studio creates new designs and prototype forms for the development of new plastic containers. Production and technical support for sales teams is provided from the Stellenbosch-based R&D centre, which also collaborates with customers on paper and plastic product developments.

Paper business

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

Recycling

Mpact Recycling has 16 recycling operations around the country, which include Remade's nine operations. Recovered recyclable materials such as paper and used PET bottles are sourced through a multitude of pre- and post-consumer programmes run by Mpact Recycling of which Remade is a subsidiary. The materials are then sorted and baled before being sent onto Mpact's paper mills and to Mpact Polymers to be used as raw materials.

Paper manufacturing

Mpact has three paper mills located in Springs (Gauteng), Felixton (KwaZulu-Natal) and Piet Retief (Mpumalanga) that manufacture recycled-based packaging and industrial paper grades such as containerboard and cartonboard.

Paper converting

The Paper converting business manufactures premium quality corrugated packaging products, provides high-graphic printing capabilities and other converted paper products primarily for the QSR sector. It comprises 14 converting plants, nine in South Africa, one in Mozambique, two in Namibia and one in Botswana.

Plastics business

Mpact is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in southern Africa. The plastics business manufactures a range of plastic packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa. Products include PET preforms, bottles and jars; plastic jumbo bins, wheelie bins and plastic crates; plastic FMCG containers other than PET, such as bottles, jars and closures, with in-mould labelling; and PET trays, fast food containers and clear plastic film.