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What You Should Know about Packaging

Packaging is essential in the retail and grocery industry for keeping products fresh and retains its cleanness. This element is an important chain in the retail industry – not only does it keep the products fresh and protect it against dirt, germs and the environment, but it also affects the consumers’ attitude about the product. When used correctly, packaging can help to brand the product and to influence consumer spending patterns.

The packaging industry in recent years have undergone major changes, taking huge leaps in terms of designs, colours, style and the quality of the paper. The availability and usage of packaging paper has also increased. However, at present terms like eco-friendly and environmentally-friendly products are also becoming more important in economies around the world as we start to realise what our retail habits are doing to environment. This has led consumers to go green, even with everyday aspects like their packaging paper, and we are able to make a definite difference by making the correct choice.

One of the things we can do to help save the environment and prevent our natural resources from becoming depleted is to make use of paper packaging that has been designed and manufactured responsibly. Before making a decision about which type of packaging paper to use, you will need to consider the needs of the products and items you will be packaging. By doing this, it will help you to ensure that the paper packaging will indeed be able to package the product securely.

Choosing the Best Packaging in South Africa

When selecting the type of packaging for your products in South Africa, there are many options available to you. The different types of packaging will influence your ultimate bottom line, since one type might be slightly more expensive than another, but this shouldn’t be your only consideration. Instead of only using the cost of the packaging as the only benchmark, you should also take your product’s requirements into consideration.

With so many options for you to choose from, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. This is why it will pay to work with a professional company experienced in providing various types of packaging solutions and who are able to advise you on all the various aspects of the packaging industry.

International Group of Companies – Packaging Solutions

At the International Group of Companies we will assist you in making the best decision regarding the packaging solutions for your products and items. We have an extensive range of top quality and leading packaging solutions developed specifically for the South African market.

Our products are of the best quality around and we are proud of our vast array of options. Our range of cardboard and paper packaging includes:

  • Egg trays
  • Cardboard cartons and boxes featuring a range of different sizes for vegetable and fruit packaging
  • Paper bags for charcoal and potato packaging


We also have a wide range of Fomo packaging products, including:

  • Fomo cups – 125ml to 450 ml
  • Fomo containers and trays ranging in size from 2 to 80
  • Seeding trays


Our range of soft plastic packaging is very popular in the South African manufacturing industry, and range from:

  • Plastic bottles and lids ranging from the 250ml caps to the 2lt caps
  • Plastic plant bags ranging from 1lt to 18.9lt and
  • Plastic bags used for ice, butchery, mini grip, fruits and vegetable, etc.


Other miscellaneous packaging materials produced by International Group of Companies include tags and stickers, tape, staplers and staples, wrapping films, dispensers, crates, fastening equipment, plastic rolls and pallet packaging, to name only a few.

We are the undisputed leader in the packaging industry in South Africa, and continue to deliver the high standards that our clients have come to expect of us. For more than sixty years we have been working hard to provide South Africa with the very latest innovation in the packaging industry, and we continue to lead the way forward.

Our team of seasoned sales professionals are available to help you make a wise and informed purchase decision. If you would like to learn more about our value-adding products, and would like to find out how we can help you take your company to the next level, contact the International Group of Companies today.