Food and Beverage Business

Ishida strengthens African foothold with NPS purchase

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Ishida Europe has recently expanded its presence in the African market by acquiring National Packaging Systems (NPS), a leading South African packaging equipment manufacturer. NPS, established in 1983 and based in Pinetown near Durban, is known for designing and manufacturing high-performance vertical form, fill, and seal machines for various products, including sachets, stick packs, and pillow packs.

One of NPS’s strengths lies in its ability to create bespoke packaging systems tailored to each customer’s specific needs. The company serves a diverse customer base in both food and non-food industries, offering solutions for a wide range of products such as sugar, rice, snacks, powders, liquids, and more.

The collaboration between Ishida and NPS will bring together an extensive range of technical expertise and market knowledge to provide customers with top-notch support in developing weighing, packing, and quality control systems. This partnership aims to enhance automation levels for businesses and offer cost-effective entry-level solutions for new ventures looking to streamline their processes.

Russell Gwynn, NPS’s managing director, expressed enthusiasm about joining the Ishida family, citing the potential for expanded services and support for customers. The NPS team will continue to operate as an independent entity within the Ishida group, ensuring a seamless transition for existing clients.

Dave Tiso, Ishida Europe’s managing director, praised NPS for its commitment to shared values and customer-centric ethos. The mutual dedication to delivering exceptional service aligns perfectly with Ishida’s vision for growth and success in the packaging industry.

Overall, the collaboration between Ishida Europe and NPS represents a significant step towards providing comprehensive solutions for food packaging needs in the African market. The collective expertise of both companies is poised to drive innovation and excellence in the industry, benefiting customers and society as a whole.

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