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Industry-first ISO certification and new equipment keeps Techno Tape Printers moving forward


TECHNO Tape Printers – one of the country’s leading flexographic printers and suppliers of self adhesive tape and labels – claimed an industry first in February when it became the first South African company in its sector to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification. And with the recent acquisition of a new, state-of-the-art press, the company looks set for further growth and success.

Established in 2002, Techno Tape Printers is owned by Nico Maharaj, who has more than 20 years experience in the self adhesive tape industry. He learned his skills from his dad, Monty Maharaj, who himself has more than 40 years experience in the sector.

“Combining this wealth of experience in a multiskilled partnership enabled us to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in this industry,” explains Nico Maharaj.

“In the nine years since our launch, we have remained absolutely committed to our customers – and today, Techno Tape Printers is well recognised for its persistent dedication to providing top quality products and service nationally.”

New Press

Classified as flexographic printer, Techno Tape Printers is a Level 2 BEE contributor that specialises in printing on self adhesive tapes and labels. The company’s manufacturing plant head office is located in Westmead, Durban, and its offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg give it a national footprint.

“We have successfully grown the business over the years by staying upto date with technological advances in the sector and expanding our equipment with state-of-the-art printing presses,” continues Maharaj.

“Our most recent acquisition is a new Nilpeter full colour label printing press.”

It is expected that this new press will open new markets for Techno Tape Printers, which already boasts an extensive client base that includes many blue chip companies throughout the country.


Techno Tape Printers is a leading manufacturer of printed tapes, specialised tapes and printed labels. It also manufactures and distributes various packaging solutions.

Printed Tapes

Printed tape is an efficient general advertising tool that helps a company stick out in the market. A company name, logo, contact information and customised messages can be printed on the tape to communicate quality and professionalism. In addition, printed tapes also protect and secure transport packages with easy to recognise messages indicating features to deflect pilferage and counterfeiting.

The product has a wide range of uses and applications including advertising, marketing, as an information carrier, security protection, for the packaging of carton boxes with an automatic sealing machine, packaging for export, steadying and bundling as well as protection.

Printed Labels

Techno Tape Printers manufactures
self adhesive labels in roll form for
specific applications in various
industries. Product features include:

  • Print in full colour with lamination
  • Barcoded labels
  • Blank labels (thermal or non thermal)
  • Sequential numbering
  • Printers and accessories
  • To specification design, provide by TTP’s repro division

Specialised Tapes

These include Bopp Packaging Tape, double-sided tapes and masking tape (both general purpose and high temperature, available in a variety of widths and lengths). “Time-proven manufacturing expertise, which is now backed by our ISO 9001:2008 quality certification, together with innovation and the ‘Yes we can’ attitude of the Techno Tape Printers team has ensured that we consistently meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.This commitment to service will remain a focal point for the company as we approach our 10th anniversary next year and continue improving and developing the business,” concludes Maharaj.


For further information, contact Techno Tape Printers on 031 700 3307 or e-mail