Nampak ramps up aluminium cans due to plastics backlash 

SOUTH AFRICA (Bloomberg News)- Nampak is ramping up production of aluminium cans as Africa’s biggest producer of beverage packaging responds to consumers’ global retreat from plastic. The Johannesburg-based company is also putting greater emphasis on cardboard cartons and developing a type of renewable plastic lid made from sugarcane, chief executive officer Andre de Ruyter said…

Nampak considers selling its glass unit amid competition in beverage can market

SOUTH AFRICA - Nampak Ltd, the South African plastics bottle manufacturing company has welcomed proposal to sell its glass division in a way to create a more profitable business and address a skills gap, report Reuters. In addition to inconsistent electricity supply and insufficient technical skills at its glass division, the group highlighted that it…

Streamlined Nampak packs new zest, reports 3% rise in profits

SOUTH AFRICA - Nampak, Africa’s largest packaging manufacturer, posted a 3 percent hike in group trading profit, helped by the strong performance of the metals division in South Africa and Angola in the year ended September. Nampak chief executive André de Ruyter said in a statement yesterday that the JSE company's performance had been resilient…