Welcome to the Apple Group
With its Head Office and some subsidiary offices in Gauteng, Apple Group also has an operational footprint in KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. The Group offers a complete repertoire of products and services.
Apple Group’s strength lies in the ability to understand our clients’ markets, brands, and strategies while creating dynamic solutions. We have been privileged to watch and assist in the optimization of our clients ROI through our packaging and design. We never stop testing new designs and engaging with our clients to ensure customer satisfaction. Our clients have the best experience with our quality and efficient services. Our team is skilled to inspire you and help you test new approaches for your product and brand.
The one thing we can be sure of in the future is that we will be the number 1 choice. At apple Group we constantly thrive on being equipped with the latest in technology. Our innovative solutions deliver superior performance at competitive prices.
Apple group is built on Quality, Efficiency, Flexibility & Accountability. We hold all products to the most rigorous quality standards. We embrace innovation. We have large scale capabilities but are not too big to respond efficiently.
We achieve goals by actively collaborating with our clients and all Apple’s internal team members including operations, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, procurement, and quality.
Our expertise is rooted in shared core values grown from the heritage of our businesses and strategic acquisitions. Collectively, we are stronger and more responsive, with a broader geographic footprint.
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
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.
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.
The company targets to meet customer expectations and is proactive in finding the best solutions to clients that will meet the desired results To provide a steadfast commitment to a diverse global marketplace with authentic solutions, industryleading customer service and award-winning innovations
We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success:
Serving our customers is a top priority at Apple Group. During this unprecedented time, we have been working to bridge the gaps to ensure customers requirements are met We strive to achieve the following: develop, empower, enable and maintain
We adhere to the high standards of safety, quality and sustainability required by the Food, Beverage, Retail, Telecommunication and Medical packaging markets throughout each of our facilities Everything we produce is to the highest standards and put through rigorous quality testing procedures before being dispatched We know the importance of accuracy, quality and operate meticulous control procedures throughout all aspects of production
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.
Apple Group doesn’t just believe in giving back…it walks-the-talk. Over the years, the Group and its respective businesses have extended service-to-client to service-to-community by supporting various social and cultural causes in cash and kind.>/spam>
Please read letters of appreciation from some of the organisations we support: > Blind SA > Talisman Foundation > The Centinal Foundation (ADD)