Kamboo now represents extrusion fundi Kabra of India


PHOTO: Hannes Kritzinger and Jacques Human of Kamboo, new agent for Kabra of India

KAMBOO Marketing, the supplier of machinery and consumables to the print and packaging sectors, has been appointed as the South African agent for Kabra Extrusionstechnik of India, one of the leading Indian extruder manufacturers.

Kabra has achieved extensive success in the SA market, supplying a range of extrusion systems, including lines for the blown film, pipe and sheet sectors.

Kabra has been manufacturing machinery since the 1970s and has an estimated 14,000 installations worldwide in more than 90 countries. It is part of the well-established Kolsite group in India, established way back in 1962. Kolsite is today a leading manufacturer of masterbatch and secondary packaging, with the latter aspect resulting in extensive virtual on-site trialling of Kabra’s systems and technologies.

Kamboo, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, is well established in the films sector: in the packaging market, it offers shrink sleeve material, flexible and letterpress water wash printing plates, web guiding and advanced colour inspection technology. In the printing area, it supplies on-press, post-press and mailroom solutions.

Kamboo was established in 2011 by Hannes Kritzinger in Cape Town, shortly thereafter setting up an office in Linbro Park, Johannesburg.

“We now have the infrastructure to capably support users in all the plastic extrusion fields,” said Kritzinger.

“We were at first, focused only on print technology and consumables, which brought us into contact particularly with blown film manufacturers around the country. So we began to focus more on the extrusion part of the process and we took on a range of machinery accordingly.”

That search led Kritzinger and Kamboo director Jacques Human to the PlastIndia show in Ahmedabad in February this year, where they met up with the Kabra team, resulting in the parties reaching agreement recently.

“Our focus has been on what we think are the best cost-to-performance solutions and, as things stand, several of the manufacturers we represent are based in India, and in all cases, these businesses are active internationally – which means they are efficient and competitive.”

Kamboo represents Ferag (mailing solutions), KBA Flexotecnica (flexo printing presses), Manugraph (newspaper presses), Quadtech (print control systems), Fife (guiding and tensioning systems), Klöckner Pentaplast (shrink films), Toray/Dantex (printing plates) and Segbert (stacking and palletising) in the printing and packaging industry in Southern Africa.

It now also represents slitter-rewinder system manufacturer Kohli of India.