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Working with suppliers from different countries can be difficult, so having a local bulk bag consultant can take all the stress away from making purchases. Custom Bulk Bags is based in South Africa and our team of consultants work closely with customers to ensure that they are getting what they need out of their bulk bag purchases. 

Importing bulk bags from abroad can result in long delays and, with certain suppliers, communication breakdowns can be common. It can be difficult to place orders because of time zone differences and language barriers. Correcting mistakes with orders can be tedious and time-consuming. Working with a local bulk bag supplier, such as Custom Bulk Bags, can ensure that your orders are fulfilled according to optimum specifications, based on your requirements. 

Bulk bags are a cost-effective solution for your produce or waste materials. Also called flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), these packaging products are used by a number of industries to store and ship large quantities of various materials. They come in a range of styles, with the possibility of customisable add-ons. 

Making the right choice can be tricky. Working with your local bulk bag consultant will streamline this process and help you to choose the best quality FIBC in your price range. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you need to work with a bulk bag consultant. 

Why a bulk bag supplier may need access to your business

1. Work with a bulk bag consultant to save time

Purchasing managers responsible for the procurement of bulk bags often have a lot on their plate. Working with a consultant can help save time because they can do the necessary groundwork for you. Consultants can manage and oversee the process, from bag design to final delivery. 

Our consultants at Custom Bulk Bags are able to provide up-to-date advice on lead times. Supply chain disruptions in recent years have had a big impact on lead times. At Custom Bulk Bags, we manufacture FIBCs in-house. We make sure we have the right stock of the raw materials needed to produce bulk bags, which allows us to guarantee on-time delivery of your orders. 

2. Save money by working with a bulk bag consultant

Bulk bags are affordable, lightweight and durable. Choosing the right FIBC can help companies reduce production and logistics costs. Since FIBCs have a very high capacity, they are the perfect packaging solution for large quantities of goods. FIBCs are easy to store when not in use, which means that they do not take up valuable warehouse space, minimising costs in return. 

Reusing and recycling bags is another way to save money and, of course, the environment. Our consultants can offer the best advice on how to make the most out of your bulk bags, including the best practice related to their usage. Working directly with our consultants means that you will have a more personal relationship with your supplier. 

We offer better accountability and communication than overseas suppliers because we understand the needs of our South African clients. Developing trust and understanding between our consultants and customers is of high value to us. Getting to know our customers helps us identify the best FIBCs for their needs, which translates into better efficiency and cost savings. 

3. Make sure your bulk bags are high quality

Our consultants can help you decide which FIBCs are the right ones for you, depending on what you intend to use the bag for. Bags destined for use in the construction industry (e.g. to transport rubble off building sites) are quite different from bags that will be used to ship damp materials, such as sugar cane pulp. Obviously, the end-use will determine what quality of fabric and bag you will need. 

At Custom Bulk Bags, we adhere to international standards related to FIBC design and manufacturing. Only the highest quality virgin polypropylene is used with our high-end packaging. These bags are produced in designated clean rooms to ensure they are not exposed to contaminants. All our bags undergo rigorous testing for strength and quality, as well as a final inspection of the seams, fabric, loops and printing. 

4. Customise your bulk bags according to your needs

At Custom Bulk Bags, as our name suggests, we offer a range of customisable options for our FIBCs. Working together with one of our bulk bag consultants will help you to settle on the right design and style for your bulk bags, including your labelling requirements. 

Bulk bags come in different shapes. We offer U-Panel, 4-Panel, baffled and circular bags that can be lined or coated, depending on whether you need additional protection against moisture, dust, or other contaminants. We also offer printing services so you can have your logo and other information added to the outside of the bag.  By working with one of our bag consultants, we can ensure that your bags are designed specifically for you and your business requirements. 

5. Get expert advice 

With years of experience under our belt, Custom Bulk Bags is a leader in the FIBC industry. We stay ahead of the game in terms of international regulations and global trends so that you don’t have to. Working with our consultants means that you will be able to employ the best practices for health and safety. 

Building a business relationship with our clients is extremely important to us. Since we are locally-based, we are able to respond quickly to client queries and orders. We are able to provide expert advice on lead times, ensuring you get your orders on time, by monitoring international markets. 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.