Many Ugandan enterprises are missing out on the opportunities in larger markets because their packaging doesn’t meet international standards. In order for Ugandan processed honey, fruit juices, mineral water, herbal medicines and chemicals, among other products to be competitive nationally, regionally and globally, the packaging has got to be quality.
Currently, there are about seven companies involved in producing packaging materials among which is Riley Packaging in Mukono, Afroplast Enterprises Ltd in Luzira, General Molding in Industrial Area, Rwenzori Bottling company. However, most of them deal in general plastics using the blowing technology.
The PVoC packaging technology is more acceptable worldwide. Most of the companies that need good quality packaging, import their customized packaging from Kenya, South Africa and China.