What we do

Berlin Packaging | GHR Packaging trading as SMS Caps supplies a wide range of top quality imported ROPP aluminium closures and locally produced plastic PET and HDPE bottles and plastic caps in a variety of sizes and colours to the wine, food and beverage industries throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The application of these products is not limited to these industries and is widely used in many other areas. “Bottle and cap” provides customers with a complete packaging solution

GHR has a unique service offering in providing service backup and technical advice to all closure customers including many blue-chip companies such as Coca Cola/ABI, Tiger brands, Kingsley brands, Retailer brands and Nestle

The staff at SMS Caps with their many years of hands-on experience and intimate knowledge in the bottling industry, enables them to offer customers a customized full-service package anchored on exceptional consultation and technical support
They are always available to discuss and assist with any bottling requirements customers may have to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

GHR is centrally located and accessible to all local and African markets and offers a delivery service at nominal rates
We are the sole agents for Vimercati and Borelli. Both are Italian based companies and leaders in advanced semi and automatic bottling lines, supplying machines and equipment for all bottling needs and solutions with European quality at affordable prices

Customers who partner with SMS Caps receive a “client service package” including:

  • Unrivalled consultation and technical advice on the application of plastic PET and HDPE bottles and plastic caps and ROPP aluminium closures
  • Responsiveness and on-site service
  • Integrity and honesty
  • A delivery service
  • Comprehensive stockholding
  • Technical support and assistance with all machine and equipment purchases, installations and upgrades

Maintenance Services

Sell new machinery and equipment

Install and commission complete bottling lines

Refurbish capping and de-capping machines and do machine maintenance

Shutdown maintenance and 24/7 365 call out service

About Us


Berlin Packaging | GHR Packaging trading as SMS Caps was formed in 2015 following the integration of SMS Caps CC and Specialized Maintenance Services into a new company, GHR.

Necessitated by the fact that it wanted to address:

  • Black Economic Empowerment (‘BEE’)
  • Strengthen our technical support services
  • Introduction of manufacturing new products
  • To maximize the strength of both companies


SMS Caps CC was established in 2005 as an importer and distributor of high quality imported “roll on pilfer proof” (ROPP) aluminium closures and PET and HDPE plastic bottles and tops to a variety of clients who pack and /or bottle still and sparkling water (non-carbonated and carbonated), alcohol including wine, food, edible oil and other, milk, juice, soft drinks, detergents, etc. The product range consists of various sizes.

Specialised Maintenance Services

Specialized Maintenance Services was established in 1997 and focusses on:

Shutdown maintenance, hiring out equipment, troubleshooting, line surveys etc

Installation of new and complete bottling lines

Refurbishment of capping and de-capping machines

Sales of bottling cappers, conveyors and decapper spares

Maintenance service running a 24/7 365 day call service

Why choose Us?


George Lusenga heads up the GHR sales team. He started his career at Nampak, progressing through the ranks before being promoted to senior sales executive in 2000. At Nampak he gained invaluable experience in the quality control division which stands him in good stead when it comes to determining quality standards and ensuring GHR delivers good quality product to the market. Having spent time in the plant adds to his unique ability to understand the balance between production, quality, sales and customer service.

Before joining GHR, George was responsible for the sales function at Nampak calling on most of the major food chains throughout the country.

George has over 25 years’ experience in the packaging industry and has built up strong relationships with many blue-chip clients over the years.

He is assisted by a dedicated team of well qualified and experienced sales and support staff who source and sell plastic bottles and caps and aluminium closures.

Henry Seegers is responsible for the Maintenance and Manufacturing division supported by qualified staff. He has been involved in the capping industry for the past 31 years. He has worked on all major bottling plants based in South Africa and the rest of Africa. He was directly involved in the setup of the Nestle water bottling plants and commissioning of their bottling machines and adapting the closure suit. He assisted Coca Cola with their switch from the metal closure to the plastic cap and their recent change over from the 1810 closure to the 1881 closure, also known as the “super shorty”. He recently worked on the new sports cap for Energade and Powerade products as well as with Clover on their Tropica plastic cap. He had extensive training from Bericap Germany in the application and use of 1881 super shorty for capping. He has vast experience on both plastic and aluminium closures