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Bulk bags are highly effective, versatile, strong and durable packaging products used to store and transport mass quantities of materials. These bags have become increasingly popular in various industries for their ability to improve supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, and provide value for money. 

When choosing a packaging supplier, it is essential to work with a company that is reliable and reputable to ensure that products meet high standards and provide excellent value for money. Custom Bulk Bags is a major manufacturer and supplier in South Africa. 

We produce up to 3.5 million bulk bags per year – all of which have a minimum safety factor rating of 5:1. Our products can safely hold between 500kg and two tonnes of material per bag, depending on your specifications. We adhere to strict testing regulations to ensure that our bulk bags meet international standards.

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Three qualities to look out for when choosing a supplier

When looking for the right packaging supplier for your business, there are three main considerations to take into account. These are as follows:

1) Reliability – One of the most critical qualities of a leading packaging supplier is reliability. This means supplying products on time, in full and at the right price. With packaging being such a critical component of many businesses, a reliable supplier is essential in ensuring that production schedules are met and customers are not left waiting.

2) Quality – The quality of packaging products is essential as it determines how effective and safe they are for the intended application. High-quality packaging products are also essential in ensuring that goods remain fresh, intact and safe during transportation and storage. Be sure that the packaging offered meets stringent quality control standards. 

3) Ease of doing business – With many businesses relying on multiple suppliers, placing orders and ensuring that production schedules are met can be a challenge. A leading packaging supplier should make the process of sourcing and buying products as straightforward as possible. This includes providing user-friendly ordering systems, having efficient and responsive customer service and being able to offer bespoke solutions where necessary. 

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Other qualities of a good supplier

Other factors to consider when choosing a packaging supplier include sustainability, reach, stability and contribution to society. Sustainable packaging is becoming increasingly important and a reputable supplier should be able to offer environmentally friendly options where possible. Custom Bulk Bags is committed to sustainability and has implemented many eco-friendly initiatives in its production and distribution processes.

In terms of reach, a leading packaging supplier should be able to offer a broad range of products and services and supply products to a wide geographic area. Custom Bulk Bags is a leading supplier of bulk bags in South Africa, capable of supplying products to all regions of the country. We have manufacturing and distribution facilities in KwaZulu-Natal and Bloemfontein.

Lastly, a leading packaging supplier should contribute to society positively, be a responsible corporate citizen, have strong corporate social responsibility policies and support the communities they operate in. We place a focus on empowering women and youth in our local communities.

Transporting wet products in bulk bags

The three qualities of a leading packaging supplier are reliability, quality and ease of doing business. By working with a supplier that provides these qualities, businesses can improve supply chain efficiency, increase profitability and have a stress-free experience. 

Custom Bulk Bags offers reliable services, superior quality products and an easy customer experience. Our expert consultants are always on hand to guide you through the ordering process and assist wherever they can; from initial contact through to delivery of the bulk bags. 

By partnering with Custom Bulk Bags, you can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and receive world-class packaging products. For more information about our bulk bags or to get advice on the ideal design specifications, 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 2 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, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.