About Us


SANPAC is a regional supplier of superior innovative packaging solutions and serves its customers with integrity and reliability.


  • 1972
    Santowels Limited incorporated to manufacture Sanitary Napkins.
  • 1989
    Invested in a state of the art plastic injection moulding unit, the first of its kind in Kenya, to manufacture thin wall plastic packaging made of PP copolymer.
  • 1992
    Expanded into the Blow Molding and Extrusion market to target the transnational companies in FMCG products like Unilever, Henkel, SC Johnson, P&G, as well as local companies such as Kapa, Trufoods, Premier etc.
  • 2001
    Partnered with Zwapak of Netherlands and Floralife of the USA to introduce export quality flower sleeves and post-harvest treatment products, respectively.
  • 2002
    Opened a new factory on Mombasa road.
  • 2006
    Renamed the business to SANPAC Africa Limited.
    Invested in the “Netlon” type of nets which introduced into the Kenyan and regional markets plastic extruded nets that serve new industries such as tea, coffee, floriculture etc.
    Some of the extruded nets have applications in the civil engineering field like road stabilisation and drainage. This led to the creation of a division manufacturing, importing and trading in geosynthetics such as geotextiles, geogrids, gabions, guardrails, bridge bearings etc – that culminated to partnerships with international companies such as Kaytech Ltd., BOSTD Geosynthetics Qingdao Ltd., and VSL
  • 2010
    Invested in Robotic technology in injection moulding called in-mould labelling (IML). This technology further expanded the client base to include manufacturers of cooking fat, margarine and ice cream.
  • 2015
    Set up a new factory in Mombasa to manufacture 20L and 10L jerrycans for packing edible oils.
  • 2019 - 2020
    Purchased land in Jomvu, Mombasa to set up a new and bigger factory to cater for expected expansion.

Why Choose Us

As of today, SANPAC operates out of two locations in Mombasa and Nairobi; works on a 24 hour basis; employs over 250 people and is constantly evolving to meet market needs.

Our deep knowledge of plastic materials, investment in good technology and a commitment to our customers that goes beyond a simple supplier relationship means we are well regarded in our industry.

As the world moves away from single use plastics and looks for sustainable solutions, we, ourselves, are currently developing biodegradable alternatives that make economic sense. We recycle and reuse all our in house plastic waste and offer all our customers a “take-back” scheme for all the plastic packing materials that we use in delivering our products.

Through the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) we actively participate in dialogue with both the National and County governments to influence a more conducive operating environment. In all our dealings with all regulators such as KEBS, NEMA, ERC, WARMA etc as well as our national revenue authority, KRA, we strive to keep abreast of all rules and regulations and strive to comply with them.

In whatever context you are reading this, SANPAC represents a reliable partner in all its affairs.

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