ABOUT US

Plastic&Chemical Trading (P&CT) was founded in 1989 by Roger Cockram, a veteran in the South African plastics industry. The company was initially established as a raw material trading operation that serviced the South African plastics industry.

1989

Founded by Roger Cockram, a veteran in the South African plastics industry. The company was initially established as a raw material trading operation that serviced the South African plastics industry.

1996

KraussMaffei, one of the most respected brands in plastics machinery visited South Africa, which had just re-entered the global market following the fall of apartheid, in search of a new agent to represent the brand.

1998

The development of the local automotive industry was a golden opportunity as the company focussed on KraussMaffei’s strength as a partner to the global car industry.

1998

First Bucket IML production cells installed for the production of 20l, 5l and 1l PP paint containers.

1999

Complete Preform and Blowing plant installed to supply the bottles for Valpre.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

To set our own standards for what is good after sales service. These standards should be truly world class. We have to constantly work to achieve these standards and critically be able to sustain them.

1999

First Sepro Robot installed in the Automotive Industry.

2001

Sale of the first 4000ton KraussMaffei machine in the automotive industry.

2002

Heuft Systemtechnik approached P&CT to reassert a lost position as the local market leader in quality inspection in the bottling and food processing industries.

2004

Sales of the first Dynac mass flow accumulators in the Southern African market.

2007

First thermosetting polyester injection moulding press for the automotive industry.

RELEVANT, COMPETENT, TECHNICAL ENABLER

– THE RIGHT PARTNER

2008

Plastic & Chemical Trading appointed agents for KraussMaffei Berstorff.

The first steps in the development of the Lasher Eccobarrel.

2009

First machine sold to a bottle crate manufacturer. First large order for robotic grippers.

2010

First installation of a multilayer PVC pipe extrusion line.

2012

Agreement signed with Specialised Lubricants, the first installed line and the start of the partnership with Tetrapak for the supply of line lubrication.

2016

100th Sepro Robot installed in Southern Africa.

INJECTION

MOULDING

We strive to be experts in the field of injection moulding. We pool our experience with those of our international associates, all leaders in their fields, to offer world class solutions. There are no world class processes that cannot be successfully implemented in Southern Africa.

PACKAGING

HALL

As regional Heuft representatives we are the leading suppliers of quality inspection technology in the packing hall, be it in beverage, food or pharma industries. We offer accumulation and line efficiency solutions for packing lines.

EXTRUSION

PLANT

KraussMaffei Berstorff, acknowledged world leader offers a technical partnership that can ensure you use the least possible material, energy and time to make your extruded product.

MEET THE TEAM

Your Technical Partner for Life.

Roger Cockram

Founder

Benjamin Cockram

Managing Director

Matthew Cockram

Technical Director

Belinda Thomson

Financial Management

Marlaine Jacobs

Manager Internal Sales and Logistics

Danie Muller

Senior Technician

Trisha Aziz

Internal Sales & Logistics

Tshilidzi Machaba

Assistant Internal Sales and Logistics

Khaya Sibisi

Technical Support Co-ordinator

Kenneth Mulaudzi

Technical Support Assistant

Joas Mathatha

Senior Technician

Petrus Pretorius

Junior Technician

Craig Lolliot

Regional Manager, KZN

Thokozani Makhubu

Project Management / Senior Technician

Thato Molapisi

Junior Technician

Sylvester Moeti

Senior Technician