In 2006 Alex exited his family run business and bought a start-up production business that provided industrial packaging solutions for the engineering & mining sectors. This business has evolved over the past 5 years into the PackSolve Group, operating nationally in South Africa. In 2013 together with his equity partners New Seasons Investment Fund, Outsource Packaging merged with Dispack Packing to lay the foundation of the PackSolve Group with Alex assuming the role of CEO. Dispack Packing was the biggest service provider of steel packing solutions to two of South Africa’s largest steel mills. This merger was closely followed by PackSolve acquiring 100% stake in That Drum Operations in 2015. This operation is a drum manufacturing business servicing the fruit juice concentrate industry. The companies, being fully integrated, use timber, steel, and plastics as its main substrates to pack their client’s cargo. His strengths in Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, M&A, Service Quality and Change Management have been integral to the company’s growth. Alex’s says “PackSolve exists to provide innovative packaging solutions which protect their clients’ products & interests, while delivering sustainable benefits to their stakeholders”. The Groups operations have grown to R350M a year in 2018, with 570 employees located on 4 sites across South Africa. The entrepreneurial spirit of PackSolve exuded by the CEO, has ambitions to continue growing through further strategic acquisitions.