Our History

40 years of innovative plastics solutions

Plastic Bubbles is a family-owned business offering full-service, turnkey solutions for injection moulded and packaging products. We operate out of our factory in Springs, Gauteng, and have been providing industry-leading plastics solutions for over 40 years.

Founded by Stratos and Menelaos Moutafis in 1975 with one employee and a single 65-tonne machine, the company was named after some of the first products out of the moulds – plastic toys designed to look like bubbles. We’ve grown a lot since the early days, not just in size but also in the range of products we produce. This growth started in 1977 when Stratoware, a range of household plastics, was launched to serve the growing consumer market in the country. Following this, in 1982, the company moved into plastic packaging for FMCGs under the Stratopak brand. And we’ve been growing ever since.

Some things have always stayed consistent throughout our journey, however. We’re still family-owned for one thing. The business is now in the hands of the second generation of the Moutafis family, brother and sister team Aki and Virginia. And the family connection is more than incidental here. We believe that it gives us a compelling difference in this field. It means we’re not only competitive when it comes to our technology and manufacturing capabilities but our customers also enjoy a personal relationship with us.