ABSTO shoots for the stars with new production plants

ABSTO Industrial Supplies launched two new production plants in Cornubia, Durban and Germiston, Johannesburg earlier this year.

The new facilities are part of the adhesive tape manufacturer’s drive to accelerate brand growth whilst increasing its capacity to service its customers all over South Africa.

Strategically placed in Durban and Johannesburg, the plants feature modern machinery such as automatic slitters and have also allowed the company to employ new staff and add to its fleet.

Adhesive tape specialists

Founded in 2008, the family-run enterprise has become a leader in the converting and distribution of a wide range of innovative tape products by combining over 60 years of experience with innovative solutions, high-quality products and a fresh and dynamic sales strategy.

Through its use of technology and its ability to build strong national and international partnerships, ABSTO has built an efficient supply chain that enables the sourcing, converting, customising and delivery of tape products in a short turnaround time. Placing service delivery at its core, the company is constantly working to design new products and has made over 40 variants suited to any and every tape need.

ABSTO also has the capacity to make an unlimited number of variants according to very specific requirements.

Providing tape to South Africa and beyond

The newer, bigger premises at Gosforth Park, Germiston were designed to increase warehousing capabilities, as well as to make the distribution of products quicker and more efficient. The 3 100 sq meter factory in Cornubia is ABSTO’s boldest project yet. Fitted with a fully automatic rewind slitting machine, a first to the South African tape market, the facility will aim to reduce the time it takes to make tapes whilst increasing output. The Cornubia plant has also improved its packaging systems to further increase the efficiency of the production line. The new facilities will be integral to the company’s plans for future growth and fall in line with its ambitions to expand further into the SADC region.