FONTANA Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd is a proud supplier of quality plastic and metal components to the packaging industry. Its reputation as a market leader is built on innovation and high quality delivery with service excellence.
FONTANA’s innovation and client focus is clearly illustrated in the company’s development. Established in 1972 by Achille Fontana, an Italian immigrant, Fontana Manufacturers originally manufactured household furniture, until a client inquiry initiated a change to the manufacturing of steel locking rings for the steel drum industry. Involvement in the drum industry led to the manufacture of other steel components. In 1989, Achille’s son, Raoul Fontana, took over the business. He later introduced the manufacture of plastic components. Today, as a leading supplier to the mineral water and beverage industry, Fontana produces a wide range of plastic components and closures to suit all customer requirements. A variety of quality metal components, designed for metal containers and drums, is still being produced.
FONTANA’s growth has allowed for continual investment in the latest technology which is a key factor in its success. Since the commencement of closure manufacturing for the beverage industry, Fontana, together with a leading quality laboratory, introduced the first clean room, bacteria free environment. The flagship closure and closure of choice is the AB RANGE, a closure designed and developed by Fontana, which offers advantages NO other closure in the world offers.
FONTANA believes in product leadership through innovation and it is this innovation which enables the company to continually expand and improve its product range. The company boasts a highly geared toolroom and quality department, which, together with the research and development centre, facilitates the development of client specific new products. Quality is ensured by the rigorous testing under simulated conditions which designs undergo, prior to, and during manufacture. FONTANA remains committed to the client it serves, with innovative, cost effective and quality products suited to individual client requirements. In addition the client is provided with an efficient back-up service and competent technical support.
37 years of experience in the manufacturing of steel closures and 20 years experience in the manufacturing of plastic components, combined with a commitment to producing innovative quality products, has placed FONTANA Manufacturers in a position to be able to serve the global base. In 1988 FONTANA manufactured some two hundred million components and exported to European countries, Asia and Australia.
Today, FONTANA boasts in excess of 1 billion closures per year, which are still manufactured solely in the Umkomaas factory on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. The company has a distribution network throughout South Africa, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and exports to the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Africa.