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It’s vital to consider location when looking for a bulk bag manufacturer or supplier. Local manufacturers can offer benefits over international suppliers, such as more affordable bulk bags, shorter delivery times and improved communications. Any company operating in South Africa that needs bulk bags should look for a local manufacturer as their preferred supplier.

Custom Bulk Bags offers numerous products that range in size and capacity; from half a cubic metre up to two cubic metres with varying safe working loads. The options are almost endless when it comes to designs, handles, dimensions, inner linings and extra attachments. All of our products have a minimum safety factor of 5:1, which means that they can hold at least five times their intended load without breaking.

Our current manufacturing capacity is 3.5-million bulk bags per year, which includes weaving and extrusion. All of this is done in-house at our facility in New Germany, Durban. Opting for a South African bulk bag supplier will reduce costs, minimise lead times and improve supply chain management. Here are three reasons why a local bulk bag supplier will improve your business operations.

Reliable delivery schedules

Overseas shipments almost always involve delays and red tape. However, choosing a local supplier will help to improve delivery times as it drastically reduces the distances that the finished products need to travel. Unexpected shipping delays are costly and frustrating, especially when you need to call an international supplier for support. A nearby supplier will be easier to contact and tracking the shipment will be quick and easy.

In addition, a local supplier will result in fewer carbon dioxide emissions from the logistics. You’ll not only be doing your business a favour, but you will help the environment too. Downtime is never wanted, so minimise this risk by looking for a local bulk bag manufacturer.

Improved communications

Communication is key when it comes to supply chains. A local bulk bag supplier ensures that there is no language barrier and that they are easy to get a hold of. It also negates the possibility of time zone differences and differing work hours. Having a local supplier means that you can call or email them during your own operating hours, which improves the service experience and the time it takes to find a resolution.

Affordable quality

Local is lekker. When you work with a South African supplier, you can rest assured of high-quality products and services. Custom Bulk Bags adheres to strict international regulations on manufacturing quality. Our bulk bags are world-class and we have been ISO 9001 accredited since 2007. We also hold numerous UN-certified design accreditations through Ten E.

Custom Bulk Bags is a Level 3 B-BBEE company, so training, development and transformation form a large part of our ethos. These accreditations are proof of our quality and commitment to the highest standards. Our bags are closely inspected upon completion and quality control is done in person. These same standards aren’t always guaranteed from overseas suppliers.

Bulk bags are a critical product for many industries in South Africa, from mining and agriculture to construction and energy. A great partnership with a local supplier will improve your business operations and reduce costs, without compromising on quality. For more information about our bulk bags, please contact us today. 


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in-stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 3 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook for our latest news and industry insights.