Plastic & Packaging

The increase in per capita income in Kenya has led to an increase in packaged foods and fast-moving consumer goods. Especially the plastic packaging and food packaging market. In 2018 Kenya’s top packaging machinery supplier Ishida Europe signed a cooperation agreement with Allwin Packaging International, to announce its entry into the East African food market

Companies in the plastics sector in Kenya have good technology in injection moulding, blow moulding, injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM) and blown film extrusion.

A total of 173 industries belong to the sub-industry of plastics and rubber. There are 134 companies in the plastics industry alone. Presently, Kenya’s major plastic packaging manufacturers include Blowplast Limited, Thermoppack Limited, General Plastics Limited, Printpack Kenya Limited and Elgon Kenya Limited.

  • Kenya’s East African market is one of the leading regional packaging markets
  • In Kenya the most demanded material in the field of packaging market is polyolefin, followed by PET.
  • General Plastics is the premier manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging in Kenya and the East Africa region