SA bag closing company bucks the trend and stays resilient during COVID-19

‘The business has always focused on supplying the best quality packaging equipment and today it has become Africa’s largest supplier of industrial bag stitching machines and heat sealing systems’

‘The business has always focused on supplying the best quality packaging equipment and today it has become Africa’s largest supplier of industrial bag stitching machines and heat sealing systems’

Over the years specialist bag closing equipment company Buckle Packaging has managed to buck more than one economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. The business is actually stronger than before, taking on new employees and growing the business in times when many companies globally have had to close their doors permanently. 

Managing director Anthony Mason puts this down to his strategy of building client bonds and maintaining high stock holdings.  “Buckle Packaging has managed to cement stronger relationships with our clients over the past five years. This has been due to customer service and extensive stock holding, especially during the pandemic. We have managed to maintain the service that our customers are accustomed to, while steadily growing the business,” Mason explains. 

Keeping up with new trends 

Buckle Packaging’s beginnings go back to 1979 when the company first opened for trading under the leadership of Anthony’s father Alan Mason. The business has always focused on supplying the best quality packaging equipment and today it has become Africa’s largest supplier of industrial bag stitching machines and heat sealing systems. The equipment comes from leading suppliers Fischbein-Saxon. Buckle Packaging also focuses on providing customers with technical maintenance and after sales service and keeping a fully stocked spares division. 

Buckle Packaging keeps up with new trends and makes sure that their customers have the best that modern research and technology can offer.  “Fischbein – Saxon continues to develop state of the art packaging equipment,’ says Mason. “On the bag stitching machinery we have recently launched the Fischbein 100-2 DOUBLE NEEDLE bag stitching machine. The machine allows for the bag to be double stitched across the top in one action. This is required by certain industries mainly within the food sector.” 

The Fischbein 100-twin needle bag 

Planning ahead  

Planning ahead averted the consequences of the global shipping crisis and keeping the company’s profile strong through targeted marketing and a pro-active sales team have been key to Anthony Mason’s efforts of maintaining Buckle Packaging’s position as a top supplier of bag closing equipment. “We keep the correct decision makers in the market abreast of what we have to offer. We have a passion to keep ourselves ahead as the leaders in bag closing technology.” 

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