Seecor goes on its own, JV with Maritime ends


SEECOR Blow Molders and Maritime Marketing have terminated their cooperation arrangement by mutual consent. The companies entered into a marketing and technical cooperation agreement in 2010 but decided to end the deal late last year.

Seecor is South Africa’s leading manufacturer and supplier of blow moulding machinery.  One of the sequels to the scenario is that two of the Maritime group’s blow moulding specialists, John Craw and Joe Spohr, have now joined Seecor. The advantage for Cape Town-based Seecor is that it now gains direct representation in Johannesburg and Durban, through Craw and Spohr respectively.

Clive Corder and Darrin Botha head Seecor, based at the company’s machine building centre in Viking Business Park, Epping, Cape Town, where it ‘rebuilds’ blow moulding equipment.

Backed up by a full contingent of service and technical personnel, Seecor continues to supply the very popular SIKA extrusion blow moulding machines, built in Taiwan, but it will from now also supply machines from Urola, Keli and Magic, agencies which have been brought on board by Craw and Spohr.

KELI, of China, is a manufacturer of injection blow moulding machines.

Magic, of Italy, is a top international builder of extrusion blow moulding equipment.

The Urola rotary-wheel extrusion blow moulders for high-speed mono- and multi-layer bottle production, as well as re-heat PET equipment from 2-8 linear cavities, are built in Spain. Urola also supplies moulds.

“Seecor’s rebuild and remanufacturing business is going strong, focusing on shuttle and small-wheel rebuilds,” said Corder.

“We also supply complete control and automation services, machinery maintenance and up-keep programmes, as well as a full range of material handling and granulator machinery.

“We now focus on the entire African market – we have been involved in projects as far afield as Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Namibia other sub-Saharan areas, plus Israel,” said Corder.

Seecor will continue to cooperate with Maritime when turnkey systems are required, such as for injection moulding and recycling, he added.