25th April 2020
The Best Paper Product Suppliers in South Africa
In 2020, it can be difficult to make sure you choose the correct company to work with, especially if you’re looking for specific paper products. With so many companies in the market, it can be overwhelming to decide who to go with, or even just to reach out to everyone to get a couple of quotes. We’ve tried to make it a little easier for you, by shortlisting the three best paper product suppliers in South Africa, based on price, market share, customer service and general service delivery. If you’re looking to work with a specific paper supplier, but would prefer not to work with one that has “Dunder Mifflin” type traits (fans of ‘The Office’ will understand), we’ve presented a few places for you to start right here.
What is a Paper Product?
Paper is a thin material that is produced by pressing together fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood or grass and drying them into flexible sheets. Known as a tremendously versatile product, it has many uses, including in construction, decorating, cleaning, printing, writing and packaging. Many companies are dependant on paper products for the successful running of their businesses, with some even designing their core products from the material itself. In modern times, there is a lot of emphasis on suppliers becoming more environmentally conscious, keeping in mind the existing sustainability challenges facing the world. The following three businesses all account for this as well.
Papercor Holdings is an independent paper merchant that does more than just sell paper products, even though you may be fooled into thinking that they only specialise in this based on the quality of their offering. They are known for providing a service where they convert board and paper, providing a truly bespoke experience to each of their customers, based on their individual needs. The company offers very competitive pricing based on a family-type work ethic and business environment that puts their customers first. Having been founded back in 1998 and bought out in 2013, it’s clear that Papercor offers a high value service to the industry, which never skimps on quality and excellence.
G.Fox is also a jack of all trades, sourcing bulk paper products as well as being a force to be reckoned with in the personal protective equipment (PPE) field. They offer various options in the paper product ranges on offer, including hand towels, paper rolls, kitchen roll, bathroom tissue, hand wipes and paper wipers. They are known for using only leading manufacturers when it comes to sourcing these products, with a promise to always offer competitive prices, in an attempt to first and foremost benefit the customer. If you’re looking for a quick turnaround, coupled with service with a smile, then G. Fox is the way to go.
West Coast Paper Traders
West Coast Paper Traders was established in the mid 90’s as a privately owned company supplying kraft paper and packaging products to the FMCG packaging supplier markets. They focus predominantly in South Africa, with key customers usually in the small to medium sized business range, often reliant on flexible ordering options. They like to preach about giving the customer what they want, rather than increasing profit margins, and with a strategy based on collective purchasing volume, it’s clear that they’re usually in it for the long haul and with a view towards the next customer. West Coast Paper Traders is a great option to explore if you’re starting a new business, are looking for a supplier that can offer a quick turnaround, but also, if you want to feel valued in the process.