KING PLASTIC INDUSTRIES LTD

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Company Overview

King Plastic Industries Ltd was founded in 1995, as a family business that was a manufacturer of polythene bags and sheeting for the domestic and export markets. KPIL was one of the leading manufacturers of Monolayer polythene in East and Central Africa and had a great reputation for premium quality across the region. Notably, many of its brands had established a dominant position in the markets across Africa. By 2009, it was a prominent player in the industry with a team of close to 500 permanent staff to cater to the growing demand.

However, the country-wide plastic bag ban that was established on August 28th, 2017 significantly impacted the company, causing KPIL to lose 90% of its product range and being forced to lay off 450 employees. The Directors had only one objective at the time of the ban and that was to bring back as many employees as they could, whose livelihoods depended on the company’s success and growth. King Plastic Industries Ltd then began diversifying into eco-friendly packaging solutions. With this goal in mind, we were the first to air freight paper-bag-making machinery from Germany to cater for the domestic grocery bag void left by the polythene ban and rebuild the company.

The company’s product range now includes:

  • Kraft paper bags (Khaki bags printed flour bags)
  • Paper baler and sacks
  • Industrial and flexible packaging
  • Net bags

COMPANY FACILITY

King Plastic Industries is located in the heart of Nairobi’s Industrial Area, on an 80,000 square feet property. The facility comprises of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is divided into three sectors; extrusion, bag making and printing, to accommodate for the environmentally friendly packaging market. The company strives for producing only the best quality and hence invests in the latest technology such as specialised printing machines for standard and flexible packaging options. Moreover, to support the transformation of packaging in this country, King Plastic Industries continues to invest in R&D to bring new solutions for consumers in the market. The company has recently invested in a sophisticated 110,000 square feet production facility which is all set to begin operations in September 2021 to expand its manufacturing business and further develop its product lines.

COMPANY GOAL

To provide customers with top quality flexible packaging goods, industrial & consumer goods and services using modern production technology. Likewise, empowering the local community by providing opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers while also ensuring minimal impact on the environment.

Brand Commitment

Our customers trust in our products because we meet the quality promises we make.

our values

Integrity

Transparency, trust and honesty are vital values we follow in our daily operations at King Plastics. Every member of the team must comply with professional and ethical standards that result in trusted relationships with all our stakeholders.

Boldness

We have always been willing to challenge ourselves to think, innovate and develop unique products that bring about a significant difference in the market. It is our commitment to quality that allows us to continually diversify and bring new products in the market.

Honesty

We believe care and quality create customer loyalty. Hence, our promise to always deliver quality products to our clients has led to a respectable and dependable reputation in the industry for every product we manufacture.

Fairness

Our employees are our real assets. Benchmarks are set to ensure each employee is treated fairly. By maintaining a consistent standard of performance within the company, we can manufacture and deliver premium quality products promptly to our clients.

EMPLOYMENT

Before the 28th of August 2017, the company had over 450 personnel employed within the organization. After the ban, the company had to downsize and we were left with only 47 employees. The company invested in machinery to bring in sustainable packaging solutions for the sole purpose of re-hiring as many employees. After the overhaul as of 2021, with a lot of hard work and perseverance we have been able to hire back a lot of the staff and are now back to about 350 employees.

Isiolo Road, off Enterprise Road
Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. BOX 32483, Code 00600

Pilot: +254 722 209 657

Sales: +254 712 424 018

Admin: admin@kingplas.com

Sales: sales@kingplas.com

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