General Plastics Limited, popularly known, as "GP" is a limited liability Kenyan Company incorporated in February 1977. With over thirty years of experience, the company is competitive to produce packaging designs that are unprecedented in Kenya. Today General Plastics Limited has become one of the largest and leading rigid plastic packaging manufacturers in East Africa. The company's activities are based at 2 ultra-modern plants in Nairobi.   The plants have an annual combined processing capacity of over 8,000 M Tons raw material to meet the most challenging requirements and the infrastructure is designed to meet the rising demands of packaging for the next ten years. Raw material being imported from Saudi Arabia, Far East, South Africa and Europe, are tested to International Standards for quality and used for Pharmaceutical, animal healthcare, cosmetics, food packaging etc.GP has an enviable product range with a capacity to supply an assortment of functional shapes for Cosmetic, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Lubricant oil, Food and Edible oil industry as well as wide range of standard shapes. The plants have entire modern manufacturing facilities like:   

    - 3.25 MVA Transformers and Power distribution through overhead canalis and power factor correction bank
    - Air Compressors with in line air dryers of over 6,000 cfm
    - Centralised water chillers of capacity 250000 kcal/hr each for all different departments in the two sites.
    - 5 colour offset printing facility with UV ink ,Tampon, silk screen
    - Latest technology machines for Injection , Extrusion and Stretch Blow molded processes
    - Back up power generator over 3.5MVA
    - Automatic product counting facilities
    - Full fledge in house transport fleet for door to door delivery
    -  A complete facility to handle and recycle rejection in a modern way
    - In-house facility for product design with solid modelling
    - In-house facility for design and development of moulds and mould maintenance.

Apart from catering to the needs of the domestic market, General Plastics exports its products to various countries such as Tanzania, Uganda. Rwanda, Ethiopia and Madagascar etc and the products have been well accepted in the export market. GP's products are well known for quality and durability.

History

GP was incorporated in 1977 by Mr. Rashik Shah. It was first located on Wajir Road in the Industrial Area of Nairobi and started with a few plastic moulding machines manufacturing buttons, bangles, buckles and plastic sandals. GP moved into the manufacture of plastic packaging products in 1980. The company started with blow-moulded plastic bottles and at that time was competing directly with glass bottle manufacturers.In 1986 the factory moved to larger premises on Enterprise Road, where it is currently located. Despite the increased area available, further expansion of the business required renting additional space for storage of raw materials and finished goods in other warehouses. GPL presently operates from 5 separate locations – two locations for manufacturing and three locations for storage of raw materials and finished goods.

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