‘Having these clearly-defined business divisions, each with a dedicated business manager, assists our growth and allows our specialised technicians and sales representatives to focus on their core market activities,’ explains Claus. ‘Customers get our undivided attention and expertise and their businesses benefit from our multiple service offerings.’
With branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town, a new sales office in Mbombela (Nelspruit), and representation in most major centres in South Africa, Future Packaging is creating an impressive nationwide reputation.
One of its largest trading divisions is Packaging Machinery, a sector where technologies are constantly changing and improving. Products in this category include pallet jacks, stackers, pallet wrappers, strapping machines, conveyors, label applicators and more, all sourced from globally-respected manufacturing companies.
Solutions for local market needs
In 2010, Future Packaging secured the sole distributorship for products from Alpha-Pack, China, and, thanks to the team’s dedication and drive, this brand has enjoyed enormous success.
Alpha-Pack is considered a leading specialist in high-speed sealing equipment, shrink wrapping, form-fill-seal, carton erectors, labelling machines, and much more, which it provides for a host of industries in the FMCG, pharmaceutical and industrial packaging markets.
‘It’s imperative that we constantly review what’s happening in the markets we serve and respond accordingly,’ explains Claus. ‘With Alpha-Pack we’ve made huge inroads and we’ve now introduced several new products, including shrink packing systems, filling, capping and labelling equipment, and vertical/horizontal form-fill-seal systems. We’re showcasing Alpha-Pack products at Propak Cape and will be joined on our stand by the company’s sales specialist, Mr Wong. He’s confident about our market and sees a bright future with us.’
No stone has been left unturned to source the best and widest range of products for Future Packaging’s various trading divisions. From corrugated storage boxes, bins, single and double-wall cartons to clear plastic bags, carrier bags and refuse sacks, tapes, applicators, labels, cleaning chemicals, and more, Future Packaging is, to all intents and purposes, a one-stop shop for customers.
‘Right now, we’re working on several regional and national projects and have some exclusive agencies pending, which will add further value to our customers’ businesses,’ continues Claus. ‘In addition, investment in the right staff members and providing good technical support and spares has increased customer confidence and loyalty. Not only do we sell customers what they want but we also train their staff and even provide on-site specialists to key customers,’ he concludes.