Fresh from the ‘merger of equals’ of Outsource Packaging and Dispack Packing, newly formed Packsolve has its sights firmly set on delivering a “superior”, more cost-effective industrial packaging offering.
The merged entity, which Group CEO Alex Baisch says is currently the largest diversified industrial packaging group in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), is in a position to deliver a “highly competitive” outsourced solution, owing to economies of scale and PackSolve’s impressive purchasing power.
The Electra Mining Africa-exhibitor provides timber-, plastic- and steel-based packaging solutions, including crating, heat shrinking and polypropylene solutions.
“PackSolve is unique in that it is the only company in the country offering such a comprehensive, dynamic basket of materials, services and solutions that are at the forefront of their market segment,” Baisch comments
He adds that PackSolve and its clients benefit from the combined industrial knowledge of its predecessor organisations.
PackSolve will use the Electra Mining Africa exhibition to interact with existing and potential clients and partners on a personal level, explaining the end-to-end turnkey industrial packaging solutions that the company has to offer.
“We are literally capable of packaging any commodity, anywhere in SADC,” states Baisch.
The crating division primarily services the mining, manufacturing and heavy engineering sectors, while the steel packaging business, which PackSolve is introducing, provides a model for outsourcing on a large scale.
Baisch elaborates that PackSolve delivers tailor-made solutions, which are bothinnovative and technologically advanced. The firm manages clients’ risk with respect to industrial relations as well decreasing insurance risk on damaged goods. It also has a greater purchasing power owing to the volumes that it buys.
PackSolve’s clients include public and private sector: Such as, Eskom’s two new build power stations – Medupi and Kusile; the South African Air Force’s Air Force Base Makhado, South African stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless and steel processor Duferco.
Commenting on doing business in South Africa, Baisch says the country has its challenges, but also its offers “very exciting” prospects. “If we can get some of the broader issues, such as labour resolved, we lok forward to a bright future. The key is for government to provide a stable economy for us to contribute towards.”