About PackSolve

PackSolve is one of the largest, black-owned, diversified industrial packaging groups in the Southern African region. We offer clients full turn-key industrial packaging solutions in three clearly defined markets. We specialise in wooden packaging (crating for heavy industry and mining), steel drum manufacturing (juice concentrate and petrochemical industries) and packing solutions for the steel industry, which are all involved in the South African export market.

Established in 2014 through the merger of three of South Africa’s leading industrial packaging entities, the company offers solutions using a variety of materials and substrates, including timber, plastics, steel, paper and strapping.

Our Story

With management experience of over 60 years in the industrial packaging arena, PackSolve’s competitive advantages are economies of scale, purchasing power, regional operations and fully outsourced solutions.

Flexibility in solution design and innovation, as well as technology, allow PackSolve to be at the forefront of industry trends.

Industrial packaging is 100% our focus, it is our business to minimise clients’ packaging spend and deliver tailored solutions and experience. In addition, clients benefit from PackSolve’s ability to minimise risk factors, such as industrial relations and insurance risks.

Headquarters

PackSolve’s Gauteng-based headquarters are located in Alrode together with our Alrode manufacturing site. The company also has offices in Benoni, Middleburg and Nelspruit.

We also operate on select client sites nationally including, but not limited to: Saldanha (Duferco), Middleburg (Columbus), Polokwane (Granor Passi), Honeydew (Buhler), Alrode (Weir) Edenvale (Grundfos), Vereeniging (Metso).

Human Capital

PackSolve has a staff compliment for 540 full time employees. We have dedicated teams across all levels that provide experience and competency in providing what our customers want by delivering the right solution. Training and upskilling are at the forefront of our strategy to ensure we have the best team in the field. The PackSolve Academy has been introduced to ensure that staff are continuously developed to a higher level throughout the business.

Shareholding

PackSolve is in the fortunate position to have exposure to some of South Africa’s best “Captains of Industry”. New Seasons, our equity partner, hold a significant stake of 75.92% in our business, making us black owned. Executive management own 24,08%, and have been in industry for 15 years, the partnership between industry experience and sound corporate advice and governance makes PackSolve a strong and resilient service provider.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a primary focus area for the PackSolve Group and the company acknowledges its impacts on the environment and therefore provides processes to minimize these impacts. Our management systems guide our waste programs for paper, steel, timber and plastic. Our timber purchases are from sustainable resources, and our plastics and steel are fully recyclable.

Our drum division take sustainability to new heights, we have designed and developed technology and a drum product that is reusable. A comprehensive LCA was completed by EY – Rotterdam with SGS, providing a third-party audit of our LCA. The drums we sell are 24% less impactful on the environment in comparison to a standard drum.

Paper90%
Steel100%
Plastic85%
Timber100%

Our Safety Mantra:
Beyond Zero

Our Beyond ZERO Philosophy aims to create not only a healthy and safe work environment for all within PackSolve, but also fosters a positive health and safety culture that is conducive to ZERO Deviation from policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

This philosophy is rooted within the PackSolve vision, mission, and values.