About Us

Packman has been a reliable contract packer in the packaging industry since 1999. The company procures a wide range of products for group or individual packaging.

The company was originally started by Costas Panagides in 1999 and was taken over in October 2018 by private shareholders. Together with the great team of existing factory, production and admin managers this team is poised to take PackMan to new horisons.

The History of PackMan

PackMan was established in 1999 by Costas Panagides as a sole proprietor. It was formed to fill a gap that existed in the market place for a good, reliable Contract Packer.

As of August 2003, as a means of capitalizing on the growth gap in the market, as well as to stabilize the business, a partnership was formed with Tony Dry to enhance the product range and customer base. The company formed a corporation known as Xanthina Trading and retains the successful trading name of PackMan.

In 2018, it was sold to private shareholders, with its’ new MD, Thortsen Schafer having 35 years experience in the packaging industry.

The business started with humble beginnings in leased premises. Today the company boasts an impressive customer base, with a wide range of machines and runs 24 hours a day, 5days a week. The company has a proud reputation and has become a preferential supplier in its field.

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  • We provide outstanding customer service and speedy delivery.
  • We provide quality products at competitive prices.
  • We provide a wide range of products for the hotel, catering, fast food, restaurant, mining, wholesale, hospitality Industries.

Our Motto
“Contract Packers of Distinction”

The company and its workforce are part of a large family unit working in harmony. Being respectful and happy creates a productive and satisfying workplace. Quality and integrity in the creation of its products benefits all most valued customers.

Meet the Team

Thorsten Schafer
Managing Director

Justin Clarke
Financial Director

Marzanne Britz
Admin Manager / Bookkeeper

Faiq Albertus
Factory Manager

Melusi Zwane
Procument & Warehouse Manager

Leeane Malgas
Production Manager

Tebogo Thabudgwane
QC Supervisor

Precious Selepe
QC Supervisor

Anneli Britz
Admin / Internal Sales

Michelle Martiz
Admin / Internal Sales / HASSP Administrator

Michelle Oosthuizen
Sales Consultant

Our Packaging Factory