When GreenTech Plastics Machinery noticed a need in the South African industry for high quality thermoforming machines, company founder, Patrick Bracke, decided to partner with one of the United Kingdom’s leading thermoforming equipment manufacturers, Ridat. The company has over 60 years of industry experience in the manufacture of a wide range of top quality, well-engineered vacuum forming machines for packaging plant solutions.

GreenTech is a leading single-source supplier of premium European-brand injection moulding machines, systems, and ancillary equipment, supported by turnkey after-market services. “There is simply no compromise when it comes to product and service quality,” states Marcus Visser, Strategy & Operations Lead at GreenTech. “We therefore select our business partners carefully, ensuring that we align with like-minded companies that share similar synergies.”  

The Ridat range of manual, semi-automatic and automatic vacuum forming machines and related ancillaries like blister sealers and roller presses provide efficient and reliable solutions for an extensive range of industries including food and beverage, horticulture, automotive, aviation and construction.

Ridat thermoforming machinery covers vacuum forming and pressure forming, skin and blister packaging, automatic handling systems and design of packaging systems. Pressure forming capabilities range from the production of small to medium-sized items like cups, tubs and lids, seed trays, and fruit punnets to large industrial products that include refrigerator inner shells and trays, boats and surfboards, etc. The Ridat machines also produce front facia, interior protection covers, roof racks, door inserts, bumpers and instrument panels for the automotive industry as well as lockers, window panels, seats, tables etc. for the aircraft industry. The machines are also capable of producing bathtubs, shower trays, wash basins, and roofing vents and tiles.

Blister sealers, available in several sizes and in varying degrees of automation to suit individual needs, meet a wide array blister application such as chocolate and biscuit box inserts, food and horticultural trays, as well as blister packaging for  tooth brushes, cosmetics and batteries. 

Plastic injection moulding, plastic extrusion, plasma and corona treatment machines as well as pad printing and laser technology solutions also form part of GreenTech’s comprehensive product portfolio for the local plastics packaging industry. The company’s highly experienced team of technicians support customers with excellent after-market service, maintenance, repair and spares solutions. With headquarters in Gauteng and branches in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape as well as in Nairobi, Kenya, GreenTech is able to rapidly attend to customers’ requirements, minimising downtime and maximising productivity.