We depend on our extensive existing asset base of plants, property and equipment to sustain our ongoing service to our customers and provide them with the packaging products they require. With operations in 11 countries in Africa and in the United Kingdom and Ireland we are more than capable of meeting our customers’ needs.
We continue to upgrade our equipment and invest in new technologies that will contribute to achieving our goal of ‘Packaging Excellence’. The investment in modern equipment also plays a role in reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes.
|Rest of Africa||Number||13||16|
|Research & Development facility|
|Cullet||tonnes||59 000||63 000|
|Polymer resin||tonnes||97 600||101 000|
|Aluminium and tinplate usage not disclosed for competitive reasons|
|Depreciation and amortisation||R billion||912||802|
|Impairment of assets||R billion||360||121|
How we achieved our outcomes
- Commissioned new aluminium beverage can line at Rosslyn
- Expanded beverage can ends plant capacity
- Reduced spoilage at Bevcan Springs
- Installed diesel generators at all DivFood operations
- Commissioned new modern equipment at DivFood Vanderbijlpark and Mobeni
- Invested in new equipment to manufacture a range of plastic packaging
Trade-offs in our use of manufactured capital
The installation of modern equipment has impacted negatively on our human capital as operating this equipment requires fewer employees. Given our move to high-speed aluminium lines, we have impaired our tinplate line in Angola. Our financial capital will however benefit from this modernisation.