MCG Industries is a proudly South African manufacturer of flexible packaging and injection moulded crates and containers, that has been serving the market for over 50 years. We serve diverse markets that include beer, soft drinks, agriculture, dairy, bread, baked goods, meat, fish and poultry. We also have a range of chairs and seats designed for schools, auditoriums and stadiums.
MCG has the ability to assist customers with their packaging requirements from concept, through the design and development phase right up to product realisation. Through our technology partner, Schoeller Allibert International, we are able to stay current with international trends and products. We have a world class Mould Shop, a joint venture with Schoeller Allibert International, based in Johannesburg, further cementing our aim to be a one stop shop for customers with both moulds and products.
Our factories are situated in Gauteng, Western Cape and Namibia.
The Management Team
Selwyn Grimsley – CEO
Selwyn has in excess of 30 years’ experience in Finance, Operations and General Management in service retail, FMCG and manufacturing. He has worked in the UK, Europe and South Africa and has experience of operating in key African markets. In recent years he has excelled at business performance improvement. This has been achieved through seeking out competitive differentiators, promoting teamwork, driving efficiency improvement and enabling specialist management to execute on the agreed strategy.
Conrad Steyn – CFO
Conrad obtained a BCom Accounting Honours degree from the University of Pretoria in 1998. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001, Conrad has had various roles at local subsidiaries of multinational organisations, predominantly in engineering, construction and manufacturing concerns.
In 2007 Conrad moved to Britain and worked for GL&V for a period of 3 years. He returned to South Africa in 2010, where he was employed as a Financial Controller in a business working on Medupi and Kusile power plants. Conrad continued his career within this organisation in the role of CFO for a further 3 years. Conrad joined forces with MCG in 2019
Lourens van Deventer – Operations Manager: Flexibles Division
Lourens has been in the Plastic Industry for more than 30 years’ and has experience in Recycling, Packaging and Injection Moulding. He has worked for market leading -companies conducting business in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Nigeria.
Lourens started his working career at ISCOR as an apprentice Millwright studying Electromechanical Engineering at Pretoria West Technical College. His career in the plastic industry commenced when he joined Recycling Plastic as a Research and Development Technician. Recycling Plastic became a subsidiary of Sasol polymers where Lourens was employed as an Engineering Manager.
Simla Singh – Operations: Rigids Division
Simla holds a National Diploma in Microbiology and has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Bristol Myers Squibb, Be Tabs Pharmaceuticals and Procter and Gamble before joining MCG in 2003. She has worked in various roles within the organisation including heading up Technical Services, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. Simla currently runs the Operations within the Rigids Division.
Shane Markow – Group Executive Sales
Shane Markow has close to 30 years’ experience in relevant production, technical and sales management experience. He has worked for Toyota, Dow Automotive, Astrapack and numerous other companies including food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. Shane has had extensive exposure to MCG’s existing customer base through his various roles and has a good understanding of the key sectors the Rigids and Flexibles business operates in.