Innovation & Design Centre

In June 2018, Astrapak acquired Spec Group, which is made up of three well-known business being Spec Tool & Die, Spec Design and Spec Molders. The businesses were acquired as going concerns with three of the main shareholders – Dave Murgatroyd, Kenny Moore and Leanne Suarez – staying on along with the rest of their team.

The acquisition was a major milestone in the expansion of Berry | Astrapak, providing the company with its own in-house design and mould-making capability along with an experienced management and manufacturing team.

About Spec Innovation and Design Centre


Established in 1991, the Durban-based company specialises in the design, manufacture and repair of plastic moulding tools and dies. Spec Tool & Die established Spec Molders, a manufacturing arm of the business, in 2004; and Spec Molders was integrated into the existing operations during September 2018.

Spec Group is widely renowned as one of South Africa’s largest independent and most innovative toolrooms through Spec Tool & Die and Spec Design. Their reputation is proven by the immensely successful partnership already demonstrated through the award-winning innovative designs achieved in conjunction with
Berry | Astrapak prior to the acquisition.

Innovation and Design


By creating a dedicated Innovation and Design Centre for Berry | Astrapak, we link up with RPC’s global network of 32 similar facilities, thereby bringing the Group’s engineering and expertise to the South African market, and in time the African market, as expansion plans evolve.

For those bespoke products that don’t “fit the mould”, let our innovative design team present a unique packaging solution for you and your brand to differentiate your packaging in the market place.

Accessing Berry through Berry | Astrapak


The acquisition of Spec Group strengthens Berry | Astrapak’s synergy with Berry Global, Inc. Berry has a successful track record of innovation and speed to market using world-class technology, which Berry | Astrapak is now in a position to access and emulate.


Site location


13 Power Drive

📞+27 31 461 1836