SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

April 03, 2012 13:29 ET

Coleus Packaging Emerges as Southern Africa's Leading Bottle Crown Manufacturer, in African Business Review

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Established in 2002, Coleus Packaging is the sole manufacturer of metal bottle crowns in South Africa with a plant in South Africa and a joint venture, Coleus Crowns, in Uganda.

In 2003 Coleus was acquired by the South African Breweries Ltd (SAB), one of the world's largest brewers with distribution agreements in over 60 countries.

"Technology has become key to Coleus' survival and growth," explains Phillip Sathekge, Commercial Director, Coleus Packaging. "In this global economic downturn, the environment has become highly competitive; it has become extremely important to constantly work with technology, on top of existing internal efficiencies."

The production process is high-precision engineering beginning with steel coil being cut into flat sheets. Both sides of the sheet are coated, to prevent rust and enable a better key for the lining and printing, and then fed into the high-speed UV Litho printer for decoration. Varnishing helps protect the finished sheets and prevents the crowns from scuffing and each sheet is then pressed, producing 729 crowns each. Each crown is PVC and PVC-Free lined and packaged into boxes of 10,000 ready for shipping.

Read the full report for Coleus Packaging at: http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/

About Coleus Packaging

Coleus Packaging is the sole manufacturer of metal bottle crowns in South Africa with a plant in South Africa and a joint venture, Coleus Crowns, began in Uganda five years ago. The two plants supply pry and twist bottle crowns for beer and soft drinks producers in over 10 countries across southern Africa, including Ghana, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Uganda.

About African Business Review
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