Sustainable Packaging Partner

Local Footprint

Polyoak Packaging is dedicated to delivering outstanding quality packaging and excellent customer service to the dairy, food, beverage and industrial markets across southern Africa, with manufacturing operations in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Industry-Specific Divisions

Polyoak comprises several specialist packaging divisions to provide industry-specific expertise to support customers’ growth with a positive sustainable impact. Our two specialist garment hanger divisions are Visconti and Hangerman.

Energy-Efficient Technology

Our manufacturing facilities employ advanced energy-efficient injection, blow and compression moulding technologies geared towards high volume, low cost production. Polyoak’s small teams of experts work closely together in partnership with our customers to deliver high quality, environmentally sound packaging solutions.

Ethical Food Safety

Quality assurance is guaranteed with internationally recognised food safety certification including FSSC 22000, and specialist support from our on-site microbiological laboratory. Raw materials for food packaging are compliant with EU legislation, and procurement is governed by strict quality specifications for consistency and full traceability. Our responsible labour practices guarantee ethically produced packaging that is safe for the end consumer and for our planet.

Responsible Producer

We are passionate about the environment and committed to taking a leading role as a responsible producer, actively participating with the relevant producer responsibility organisations and being a founding member of the South African Plastics Pact.

Recent Awards

Contan Gold Pack awards 2022

South Africa’s first multilayer bucket with post-consumer recycled polypropylene in middle layer to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Widely recycled. 42% PCR.

Blowpack Gold Pack Silver awards 2022

Multilayer drum with post-consumer recycled plastic in middle layer to reduce carbon emissions, whilst retaining critical technical functionality.

UN Approved. 30% PCR.

C5 Closure

Lightweight C5 dairy closure is 100% recyclable with enhanced tamper band and convenient easy open design.

Reduces secondary packaging and carbon emissions. 

Beetroot Tub

Shoprite’s Freshmark Beetroot Tub with in-mould labelling. Barrier tub that is lightweight, modern and 100% recyclable.

A sustainable solution for ambient foods.

Full Service Partner

Polyoak Packaging is your one-stop-shop for sustainable plastic packaging solutions. We partner with our customers to ensure that all aspects of their packaging are a success.

Our full service includes:

  • Innovative packaging research, development and design through Design First
  • Technical mould design, manufacture and performance testing through Mould Services
  • Packaging decoration
  • Guidance on recyclability
  • Microbiology testing, oxygen transmission rate analysis and hygiene surveys through Quality Services
  • Rental of filling line equipment and technical field support

Our Approach

We believe in the importance of our people. Our holistic approach includes employee wellness programmes and continuous development provided by our in-house Polyoak Business School. 

Our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Programme strives to uplift the communities in which we operate, with a strong focus on empowerment through education.  

Our Polyoak Family Educational Foundation provides tertiary bursaries for our employees’ children and we are extremely proud of our Teachers Plus Foundation which offers scholarships to students from high-need communities to become professional Mathematics teachers.

Our Heritage

Established in 1976, we are a proud South African company.

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