Serioplast doubles the size of its Boksburg plant


Cutting ribbon at the newly expanded Serioplast factory is Carlo Luigi Innocenti (global operations director) with Riccardo Bellini (operations manager for Egypt & South Africa and Claude Naidoo (the Boksburg plant manager)

EXPANSION plans for Serioplast South Africa are well underway with customers invited to a special ‘cutting the ribbon’ ceremony at the company’s newly expanded factory in Boksburg in September.

Serioplast began its activities in Boksburg in 2015, for the production of rigid packaging from PET, HDPE and PP. In relation to the continued growth of the business – approximately 15% in two years - Serioplast has made a major investment plan that led to the expansion of the Boksburg production plant from 6 000 to 13 000m2, introducing new multilayer extrusion technology, which will increase the production capacity of the plant by 20% for HDPE and PP products, and double the production capacity for PET.

“Serioplast believes in the South African market and wants to continue its expansion through investment and development of the local team,” said Riccardo Bellini, operations manager for Egypt and South Africa. Serioplast SA will also achieve ISO 9001 and EN 15593 certification this year.

Serioplast has been in operation since 1974, with 22 factories all over the world (of which eight are in Italy and 14 abroad). Its main customers are major corporations in the home care, personal care, food & beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Among its main commercial partners are Unilever, Procter&Gamble, Henkel, L’Oréal, Bolton Manitoba, and Reckitt Benckiser.

The Bergamo-based company is one of the largest Italian suppliers and European player in the production of customised, rigid plastic bottle packaging for the largest multinational brands in the mass consumer goods markets.

The company is part of the larger packaging group, Old Mill Holding that provides a fully integrated rigid plastic packaging service for our clients: plastic bottle production; research, design and innovation; and bulk filling contract services.