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Who we are

Safripol is a leading polymer producer and marketer, with operations predominantly in South Africa, and serving markets locally, in Africa and globally.
Safripol in its new state arises from strategic acquisitions by KAP over the last few years, and makes Safripol through organic growth, infrastructure
investment and acquisitions, the second largest polymer producer in sub- Saharan Africa. Safripol is the only local producer of High Density
Polyethylene, PET and a variety of MFUF resins. Additionally, Safripol is a significant PP producer as well. Safripol has as its mantra and tag line –
Preferred Polymer Partner, which guides the organisation on areas of excellence and innovation. Safripol has a Commercial Head Office in Bryanston
as well as key operations in Durban, Sasolburg and Piet Retief.

Safripol is owned by KAP Industrial Holdings Limited, a JSE listed company. Safripol is a division of KAP Diversified Industrial, which consists of a commercial Head Office in Bryanston and manufacturing sites in Sasolburg, Durban and Piet Retief.

The Safripol Culture
Safripol is proud to be a division of listed company KAP (Pty) Limited. As a leading polymer manufacturer and marketer, Safripol has a core to its culture – a strong degree of industry leadership. This leadership supported through compliance, with a market participative culture, ensuring a successful, growing business. Two elements are fundamental to our sustainable success, a strong sense of customer engagement, supported by operational excellence. To live out our ambition to be your “Preferred Polymer Partner” involves a culture of accountability, drive, excellence and trust. This is achieved by ensuring we hire, train, develop and support excellence in human capital. Sustainability through own actions, support of new profit organisations and support for national and environmental interests drives innovation, compliance and results.

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Chief Executive Officer
Gary Chaplin

KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd

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Chief Financial Officer
Frans Olivier

KAP Diversified Industrial

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Commercial Executive
Gavin van der Merwe

KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd

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Chief Executive Officer
Gerhard Victor

PG Bison a division of KAP Diversified Industrial (Pty) Ltd

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Executive Deputy Chairman
Jo Grové

KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd

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Chief Executive Officer
Leigh Pollard

Chemicals Division, KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd

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Group Stakeholder Relations Executive
Penwell Lunga

KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd

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