Boxmore Packaging

About Project

One of the pioneers in the South African PET Industry, Boxmore was established on a green-field site in Harrismith, KwaZulu-Natal in 1996 by Irish packaging group Boxmore International, and later amalgamated into the US based Chesapeake Group.

In 2009 Boxmore was sold by Chesapeake to management and a locally based private equity consortium. Currently, a majority share is held by a prominent Black owned Private Equity group.

In addition to the main factory in Harrismith, the company has subsidiary operations in Cape Town (injection molding & bottle blowing) and in Mauritius (preform manufacture only). Recently Boxmore has successfully established three on-site blowing operations producing bottles for customers within their factories.



Solution Provided

Boxmore required a new ERP/Business Software solution to replace their aging SAGE system, which had become outdated.

Boxmore wished to invest in a product that is provided by a company that will ensure that they are always exposed to, and can take advantage of, advances in business software technology

Boxmore’s main business requirements were all met in full, these included:

  • A system that can be fully integrated into all of their business segments and locations allowing for better business control, visibility and analysability
  • A system that updates transactions to the General Ledger and Sub Ledgers in real time
  • An integrated and advanced Sales Forecast/Production forecast tool
  • Better stock management throughout the business, covering visibility of stock availability through Warehouse Management and Location Management, and by Material Requirements Planning/Master Production Schedules
  • A system that is strong in security
  • An ability to handle all their business requirements in all levels of complexity



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