APL Cartons is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company and makes use of the 6 SIGMA quality technique to ensure that processes are under control. Being predominantly suppliers to the fruit, food and wine industries, of which exporting cartons forms an important part, APL Cartons meets the many stringent quality and environmental needs of the industry. Regularly audited by several independent bodies, APL Cartons has become a benchmark in the industry.


We have a modern and well equipped laboratory with computerised systems to perform quality tests to ensure that the highest of standards are met. The industries in which we operate have extremely high standards for their markets, many of which include exporting to every conceivable overseas market. Rigorous testing and our ability to meet the highest standards in terms of strength, colour and all the attributes needed, will ensure that quality cartons reach their export customers in the standard expected.


APL Cartons has a fully equipped Research Department with qualified structural designers on their team. Spending more per rand of turnover than the industry average, APL Cartons has many registered patents and designs. Striving to reduce costs and improve value, our product and development team is continually designing and refining designs of cartons for all their sectors. Within this department a team of skilled graphic designers develop artwork and designs for, and often with customers, as part of the value added service we provide.


APL Cartons has a fleet of mobile carton folding machines and teams of operators who fold cartons at carton folding centres nationally by dedicated employees. These folding centres are close to high volume produce areas, or at the producers themselves. Our team ensures efficient carton folding and provision of high standards of made up cartons. The team is highly trained and disciplined.