Providing packaging solutions for industries worldwide is at the heart of Nampak's worldwide operations. The parent organisation of Nampak Plastics Europe is based in South Africa with operations throughout both Africa and Europe.
Nampak Plastics Europe was formed in 1999 when two well-established UK blow-moulding companies, Plysu and BlowMocan, were merged by South African-owned organization Nampak.
Plysu was founded in 1945 initially to manufacture mackintoshes using high frequency welding to join the polymers (PVC) together. It was not until 1964 that they started blow-moulding rigid containers. Plysu was the first company to launch the 'poly-bottle' in the UK in 1982 – having seen the concept introduced into the American market a few years earlier.
BlowMocan was founded in 1976 by ex-Plysu employees who saw a niche in the market. Nampak acquired BlowMocan in 1994 and Plysu in 1999, to form Nampak Plastics Europe.
Nampak continues to have a significant market position in the milk and juice bottle markets in the European, African, Southern African territories.