Food packaging is packaging for food. A package provides protection, tampering resistance, and special physical, chemical, or biological needs. It may bear a nutrition facts label and other information about food being offered for sale. List of best food packaging companies in Kenya
Packaging of food products have seen a vast transformation in technology usage and application from the stone age to the industrial revolution
7000 BC: The adoption of pottery and glass which saw industrialization around 1500 BC
1800: Nicolas Appert in response to extending shelf life of food for the French Army employed the use of glass bottles in thermal food treatment which was later replaced by metal cans
1870: The use of paper board was launched and corrugated materials patented
1880s: First cereal packaged in a folding box by Quaker Oats
1890s: Crown cap for glass bottles was patented by William Painter
1940s: Aerosol was first used by the marines during the world war II in pesticides application
1960s: Development of the two-piece drawn and wall-ironed metal cans in the USA, the ring- pull opener and the Tetra Brik Aseptic carton package
1970s: 1970 Barcode system was introduced in the retail and manufacturing industry. PET plastic blow-mold bottle technology widely used in the beverage industry was introduced
1990s: The application of digital printing on food packages became widely adopted
Plastic packaging saw its inaugural use during the world war II even though materials employed in its manufacturing such as cellulose nitrate, styrene and vinyl chloride were discovered in the 1800s
Containment or agglomeration – Small items are typically grouped together in one package to allow efficient handling. Liquids, powders, and granular materials need containment.
Information transmission – Packages and labels communicate how to use, transport, recycle, or dispose of the package or product. Some types of information are required by governments.
Marketing – The packaging and labels can be used by marketers to encourage potential buyers to purchase the product. Aesthetically pleasing and eye-appealing food presentations can encourage people to consider the contents. Package design has been an important and constantly evolving phenomenon for several decades. Marketing communications and graphic design are applied to the surface of the package and (in many cases) the point of sale display. The colour of the package plays a significant role in evoking emotions that persuade the consumer to make the purchase.
Security – Packaging can play an important role in reducing the security risks of shipment. Packages can be made with improved tamper resistance to deter tampering and also can have tamper-evident features to help indicate tampering. Packages can be engineered to help reduce the risks of package pilferage; some package constructions are more resistant to pilferage and some have pilfer-indicating seals. Packages may include authentication seals to help indicate that the package and contents are not counterfeit. Packages also can include anti-theft devices, such as dye packs, RFID tags, or electronic article surveillance tags, that can be activated or detected by devices at exit points and require specialized tools to deactivate. Using packaging in this way is a means of retail loss prevention.
Convenience – Packages can have features which add convenience in distribution, handling, stacking, display, sale, opening, reclosing, use, and reuse.
Portion control – Single-serving packaging has a precise amount of contents to control usage. Bulk commodities (such as salt) can be divided into packages that are a more suitable size for individual households. It also aids the control of inventory: selling sealed one-liter bottles of milk, rather than having people bring their own bottles to fill themselves.
This is the Best Food Packaging Companies in Kenya in no particular order
Tetra Pak has joined efforts in a public-private development partnership to scale up dairy development in Kenya and meet the country’s growing demand for dairy products in a sustainable way. This initiative will improve livelihoods through increased dairy productivity, increased incomes, and increased participation of women in the dairy value chain.
Tetra Pak Bldg Enterprise/Likoni Rd, Viwandani, Nairobi,
If you’re looking for a leader in the food packaging industry in Kenya, then look no further than at Friendship Container Manufacturers Limited (FCML). This packaging company is not only ISO 9001:2000 certified but it’s also fully compliant with the set health and environmental regulations. All the designing, printing and assembly of the packaging are done in their in-house facility located in Nairobi industrial area.
P.O. BOX 42785 / 48158 – 00100 NAIROBI KENYA PLOT NO. L3-38, TATU CITY, RUIRU, KAIMBU COUNTY,
(USE EXIT 11 FROM THIKA HIGHWAY, AFTER CLAYWORKS)
ISDN TEL LINE :- +254 20 6996000
WIRELESS LINE + 254 20 2336996 / 2636530
Mobile: +254 722 206990/ 0733 333012
Facsimile:+254 (020) 6996204
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ADDRESS 8452 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
PHONE NUMBER 0722602551
MOBILE PHONE 0722602551
THE ESTABLISHMENT YEAR 2009
It’s impossible to give a full list of food packaging companies in Kenya without mentioning Nampak. This company has various prominent customers under its belt which includes Nestle, Del Monte, and Coca-Cola. They have ISO 9001:2008, PASS 223:2011, and FSSC 22000:2011 certification. They have been in the industry since 1947 and offer various metal packaging solutions such as three-piece food cans as well as plain and decorated food cans.
Tel: +254 20 2365101/2
Fax: +254 20 2365103 Email us
PO Box 109
Home Comforts Tea
ADDRESS 22 Alpha Centre, Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya
PIL is one of the largest food packers in Kenya as well as Eastern and Central Africa. They offer food packaging solutions that are both affordable and practical. With more than 25 years of experience, they offer various foods packaging that will extend not only the shelf life of your products but also prevent wastage. This company provides food packaging for fresh food produce, tea, coffee, candies, bakery products, cereals, salt, sugar, and milk.
This food packaging company has decades of experience in providing packing services that conform to food safety regulations. They focus on delivering containers that protect the purity of your product even during transportation. They supply both small and flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) for packaging food products like coffee and sugar. Apart from packaging containers for food ingredients, they also provide paper packaging services such as reprint high graphic liners and sheets to folding carton specification
ADDRESS Unga St, Shimanzi RdMombasa, P.O. Box: 90364-80100 Mombasa
PHONE NUMBER +254-412001407
RADHEY BUSINESS TECH LIMITED
ADDRESS THE GREEN HOUSE, NGONG ROAD, Nairobi, Kenya
Flexipac Limited offers innovative packing solutions and with our technological advanced machinery, our solutions of the highest calibre comparable to any other in local and international market. Flexipac offers food packaging products such as resealable bags and stand up poaches that meet the food industry standards in both Kenya and international markets. The packaging is manufactured using high-quality materials and using technologically advanced methods to ensure durability and safety for food products like rice, tea, sugar, and confectionery. Examples of food packaging products that you can get from this company are spices packaging, salt packaging, edible oil packaging, sugar packaging, snacks packaging and pulses packaging.
Graylands Business Park,
Opp. Athiriver Steel Plant Ltd
P.O. Box: 48195-00100,
Nairobi, KenyaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone:
+254 736 353 432
+254 736 353 430
ADDRESS Shanzu, Opp Serena Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya
Blowplast Limited is the market leader for the manufacturing of plastic containers for food, petrochemical industries and other sectors in East Africa, with exports to over 18 African countries. When selecting packaging companies in Kenya, Blowplast limited ranks amongst the top because of its impressive clientele base which includes Brookside Dairy Limited and Bidco Africa. This company provides packaging services for liquid foods such as milk and juices. It has won various awards such as Top 100 Companies KPMG Kenya 2008 and Productivity Improvement COYA Awards 2009. It provides dairy plastic packaging for milk, yoghurt, and edible oils. Blowplast offers plastic containers from 1litre to 20litres to meet various customers’ requirements.
ADDRESS: BLOWPLAST LIMITED
PO BOX: 19029-00500,
Kutch Road, Off Mombasa Road,
Mlolongo town, Kenya.
ADDRESS: BLOWPLAST LIMITED – UNIT 2
PO BOX: 4-136 – 80100 GPO, Mombasa.
Inside Ideal Ceramics Compound,
Makande Road, Shimanzi.
General Plastic Limited
General Plastic is a leading plastic packaging in Kenya and East Africa. This company offers different products like plastic bottles, jars, caps, and closures. With more than 30 years of experience, General Plastic LTD focuses on helping customers meet all packaging requirements from start to finish such as which caps or closure are suitable for your products and what packaging material to choose. They also supply food and beverage plastic package including PET containers that are durable, shatterproof and extend the shelf life of the product. This company offers bottle packaging for various food products such as salad dressing, jam, margarine, honey, juice, confectionary, sauces, and spices.
TechPak is the first company in both East and Central Africa to make thermoformed disposable packaging. The company was started in 1995, and over the years it continues to stay at a competitive edge by using modern and high-quality plastic food packages. This company is a food packaging materials suppliers that provide plastic punnets and trays for packaging fresh foods, branded packaging cups for milk products like yogurts and multipurpose containers to takeaway foods. This company is ISO 22000:2005 certified to manufacture food packaging materials for fish, meat, dairy, confectionary and other food products.
DODHIA PACKAGING LIMITED is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is part of the Converted Paper Products Manufacturing Industry. DODHIA PACKAGING LIMITED has 229 employees at this location and generates $29.72 million in sales (USD). There are 2 companies in the DODHIA PACKAGING LIMITED corporate family. Dodhia Packaging LTD was founded in 1974 and is located in the industrial area in Nairobi. It’s one of the largest manufacturer of corrugated cartoon boxes not only Kenya but also in East Africa. They are ISO 9001-2008 Certified to provide food packaging for fish products and horticultural produce such as fruits, vegetables, berries, and nuts. This company manufactures single face Kraft corrugated cartons that protect fragile food items.
Platinum Packaging Ltd provides flexible food packaging that will protect your product and showcase your brand. The packaging material is designed to protect against moisture and oxygen which can alter the taste of the product. They use innovation to provide customers with packaging that is attractive to the buyer and keeps the food safe as well as fresh. They offer packaging for soft drinks and vacuum packaging for fresh meats, seafood, cheese, processed meats and other perishable food products. Examples of food packaging bags Kenya and products that this company offers is aseptic zipper pouches that can be printed with up to 9 colors. Platinum Packaging also provides self-adhesive labels that can be used on cooking oil jerry cans, cheese outer packaging, yogurt containers and water bottles.
The company is engaged in the manufacture of corrugated cartons and paper sacks. Corrugated cartons are supplied to regional industry players principally involved in the flower export and tobacco export sectors. Paper sacks are supplied to the regional tea producing and blending companies for the export of tea, as well as to the regional cement industry. Packaging Industries provide branding and rebranding of boxes making it making it one of the top food carton packaging companies in Kenya. They manufacture different sizes and shapes of corrugated card boxes and paper sacks that are both stylish and durable. The paper sacks provide packaging solutions to tea producers and exporters. The company has two paper sack divisions in both Nairobi and Mombasa that are committed to delivering tea packaging sacks that comply with all regulatory food safety requirements. Be it simple corrugates boards or state of the art fitting packs and cartons EAPI has the technology and experience to meet the needs of a customer.
Kitui Road off Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 30146. Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Voi Street, Off Shimanzi road , Industrial Area Mombasa
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