Jashwanth Gupta - Silafrica

"The crates allow better refrigeration to keep the products fresh and give longer shelf-life"

Silafrica manufactures and supplies high-quality plastic packaging from ISO 9000 and FSSC 22000 Certified factories across three countries: Tanzania since 1963, Kenya since 1976, Ethiopia since 2014, and has pioneered innovative plastic packaging for nearly seven decades.

The company provides regional and global CPG (consumer packaged goods) brands with primary and secondary packaging including crates and pallets for storage and transport for beverages, agriculture, and logistics, containers for packaging food, yogurt, oils, paint, and cosmetics as well as PET Preforms bottles and closer for packaging beverages and stretch wrap for industrial and logistics packaging.

More recently Silafrica has started manufacturing lightweight foldable crates for fruits and vegetables in Kenya. The company has partnered with fresh produce exporters across East Africa.

According to Jashwanth Gupta, Commercial Manager of Silafrica they’ve been receiving tremendous support from the East African market. "They are appreciating in our efforts, the reason being it adds much-needed value to their product packaging. The crates through their mechanical properties and 360-degree ventilation allow better refrigeration to keep the products fresh and give longer shelf-life which is the need of the hour. The crates are cost-effective and can be packed quickly and easily, they are reusable and recyclable.”

As well as the lightweight foldable crates Silafrica have recently launched nestable and stackable harvesting crates to support the farming community in reducing the wastage across the supply chain from farm to table.

"Currently, we are supplying these crates to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda markets."

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