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Bulk bags company a big contributor to SA industry

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CUSTOM Bulk Bags (CBB) has steadily grown into a leading manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags for a number of industries in South Africa over the past 20 years.

That’s according to General Manager Chris Byram, who said the company services a number of major industries, including agriculture, chemicals and mining.

CBB has the capacity to produce up to 3.5-million bulk bags per year, and its customer base includes Sasol, Omnia, Tongaat Hulett and Illovo.

The extrusion, weaving and manufacturing processes of the bulk bags are done in-house. “We have numerous sizing and load options, ranging from half a cubic metre to two cubic metres and loads of 500 kg up to two tones,” says Byram, adding that this offers a vast array of uses for the bulk bags and also enables CBB to fully customise the bags according to each client’s needs.

The company adheres to strict management protocols and processes. It is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor and holds an ISO 9001 certification.

“We have the best BEE status amongst bulk bag manufacturers in South Africa,” said Byram. “This contribution brings additional benefits to our partners, suppliers and buyers.”

The company’s bags have a minimum of a 5:1 safety factor, which essentially means that they are able to hold five times the amount of their intended safe workload. “The precision manufacturing of our products makes them extremely safe to use in all applications,” said Byram. Many competing suppliers of bulk bags only offer a 3:1 safety factor.

In line with its slogan, “As green as can be”, the company reuses its in-house rejects and offcuts by recycling them into high-quality polypropylene that can be extruded and woven into new bags. “This helps to minimise plastic waste in South African landfills and create a steady supply of reusable materials for our manufacturing process.”

CBB is a subsidiary of Deneb Investments Limited. Unlike many other manufacturers of bulk bags, CBB is a corporate entity that has financial backing from two Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-listed corporations – Deneb and its parent company, Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI).

Byram said the support from these corporations allows CBB to focus on product quality and meeting the various needs of our customers above all else.

“We are able to meet the large orders placed by mining, chemical and agriculture companies as a result of the capital investment provided by Deneb and HCI.”

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