Masterbatch SA celebrates 20 years


TWENTY years of commitment, vision and effort has enabled Masterbatch SA (Pty) Ltd (MBSA) to become a leading masterbatch producer in Southern Africa says managing director, Anthony van Niekerk.

“MBSA provides an unrivalled upstream value proposition by delivering world class products and service through advanced operational and technological excellence, innovation, quality and efficiency,” he adds.

MBSA is managed by owners Anthony van Niekerk, Phil Johnson and Brian Jensen from a base of operation in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Products are also distributed and services offered through branches in Durban and Cape Town, with agencies in Port Elizabeth, Zambia and Mozambique.

“Reflecting on the importance of this milestone, we give thanks to the invaluable support of all employees, customers and suppliers,” Anthony says. “Our dedicated and qualified team is what sets us apart, using an extensive knowledge base and professional acumen to bring superior value-add to the supply chain. We understand and accept our critical role in the supply chain and maintain strong core values based on respect, transparency and integrity in all dealings. We appreciate the support and trust given to us by our valued and loyal customers, who provide the vital contribution to MBSA’s longevity.”


Technical support & innovation MBSA’s laboratory forms part of a global network of suppliers, delivering technical support to customers and promoting innovation.

“We are extremely proud of MBSA’s many accomplishments: holding the highest industry standards for ISO 9001; 14001; 22000: and OHSAS 18001 certifications for quality, environmental, food safety and health & safety management systems as well as a level 4 BBBEE certification,” says Anthony.

MBSA is committed to excellence by constantly improving an industry throughout all systems and processes. The company actively uses traceability in its QA systems for all ingredients and tracks the finished product through electronic data management, thereby enhancing trackback, recall and root-cause analysis capabilities. By using an innovative inventory management system, MBSA’s traceability function is further enhanced. Effective product recognition and batch traceability, up to individual bag identification and resolution, is enabled through MBSA’s unique orange product label which contains all relevant information.

MBSA provides the plastics industry with an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way of adding colour, effects and/or performance enhancements to plastic products, including a broad spectrum of additives including anti-block, anti-oxidants, anti-static, flame retardants, slip additives, corrosion inhibitors, anti-fog, processing aids and UV stabilisers, as well as  laser marking, antimicrobials, thermochromatic and desiccant specialised additives.