Welcome to the Apple Group Website.
The Apple Group of Companies first opened its doors on 16th April 2010 with Apple Print & Packaging, tapping into three decades of family experience in the printing industry. Having initially set up a standard printing establishment, the Apple Group of Companies has since extended into flexible printing, offering a full-service solution to clients to save time and money while maintaining quality.
At Apple Print & Packaging we understand the value of high-quality products in positioning your organisation and building your brand. We pride ourselves on providing you with a full array of print and packaging products from the small to the large, the few to the many, the simple to the extravagant…to meet all your print and packaging needs.
ABOUT SHUMARLAN NAIDOO (CEO)
Little did Shumarlan know at just seven years of age that a machine would set the course for the rest of his life. It was a Heidelberg one-colour printing machine at his father’s printing company. Later, his first love would be replaced by a five-colour; then a ten-colour printer.
For thirty years, Shumarlan, founder and chief executive officer of Apple Group, has continued his family’s tradition of providing a full-service printing business grounded in personalised quality service to clients; mutual respect and loyalty between him and his staff; and giving back to the community.
Years of hands-on experience coupled with studies in business management and marketing, graphic design, print and technology, human relations, and finance has positioned Shumarlan as a tour de force in the printing and related industries. Shumarlan’s ability to identify each client’s unique needs, and the Apple Group team’s 100% commitment to producing work of the highest standards, has forged relationships that are as old as the company itself. In other instances, relations older than ‘Shums’ (the name he is affectionately known as by those close to him) prevail due to the ongoing contribution of his father, mentor and printing pundit, Sammy Naidoo, in Apple Group
Today, the Group has five companies in its stable: Apple Print & Packaging, Apple Finishing, Apple Plastics & Labels, Apple Pack & Kitting, and Apple Print KZN; having started out with 10 staff at inception to 150 staff in 2018. With its head office and some subsidiary offices in Gauteng, the Apple Group also has an operational footprint in KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.
The Group offers a complete repertoire of products and services – in-house design, print management, single- and multi-colour printing and finishing, small and large format printing, and short and long runs; from posters to packaging to annual reports…and everything in between. The Apple Group and its subsidiary companies are 100% Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) owned and managed businesses, with a Level 1 BEE rating. We are fully committed to employing previously disadvantaged individuals (PDIs). We recognise and respect diversity in all its forms. People with disabilities are employed in areas that are compliant with the safety regulations governing the industry. All efforts are made to give preference to BEE suppliers and vendors where possible. Staff training and development takes place internally and externally.