Cardboard boxes made in South Africa by various entrepreneurs.
Metal Box incorporated in South Africa.
Amalgamated Packaging Industries (API) was one of South Africa's leading packaging companies.
Metal Box South Africa listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Metal Box and other packaging companies grew organically.
National Containers and National Packaging were major packaging companies.
Nampak (National Amalgamated Packaging) formed through acquisitions in 1968, and listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1969.
Nampak bought by Reed Corp and sold to Barlow Rand.
Nampak acquired 51% of Metal Box in 1983 and 100% in 1988.
Expanded into UK through acquisition of BlowMocan.
Expanded into Europe through acquisition of Plysu Plc.
Acquired Crown Cork South Africa.
Acquired Crown Cork's operations in Anglophone Africa.
Acquired Malbak Ltd.
Joint venture with Wiegand Glass entered into.
10% of Nampak shares sold in BEE transaction.
Nigeria Cartons and Labels established.
Angola first beverage can plant opens.
Acquired minority shareholdings in Nigeria Metals and Malawi operation (PIM)
Acquired the remaining 50% shareholding in Nampak Wiegand Glass from Wiegand Glass.
Acquired remaining 50% of Elopak SA
Acquired remaining shares in Packaging Industries Malawi.
First aluminium beverage can line commissioned at Bevcan Springs in South Africa.
Alucan (Nampak Bevcan Nigeria) acquisition in Nigeria successfully concluded.
Nigeria plastic closures line for still water and carbonated soft drinks is commissioned.
Nampak Cartons and Labels division sold.
Third furnace at glass commissioned.
Purchased the remaining 51% interest in Bullpak Ltd in Kenya.
Tissue, corrugated and sacks divisions sold.
Sold 50% shareholding in Sancella SA (Pty) Ltd.