About Us



Sew-Rite International (SRI) was established in 1969, offering the widest range of equipment and services exclusively to the bag closing market. We have constructed a unique operation dedicated to providing the global and African market with access to a comprehensive infrastructure of equipment and support.

Sew-Rite is the largest supplier industrial bag closing machines in Africa. With a combined staff knowledge of over 135 years, we are able to provide a cost effective solution for the bag closing industry by means of stitching and heat sealing. Accrued to this, our technical support for the products we market is unparalleled.

Sew-Rite maintains a complete inventory of spares & accessories for Union Special, Newlong, Fischbein & SRI brands of bag stitching machines. Along with keeping huge stocks of a broad range of machines and premium quality bag-closing threads, all orders are subject to the same day despatch policy. Technical support is backed by a fully equipped workshop staffed with European trained technicians, which has enabled Sew-Rite to extend unequalled levels of service to the industry.

From portable to semi-automatic to fully-automated in line systems, we supply the World.

SRI Brands

Due to the exorbitant prices of branded machines, Sew-Rite has embarked on manufacturing machinery of high quality and reliability to offer to our clients. We now offer our extended range of machinery, namely the SRI brands (MKII & MKIII). The machines have been built in conjunction with brand name machines to ensure parts compatibility between European and American brands of machinery. This process has enabled us to market our bag stitching machinery at unbeatable prices without compromising on quality.

“Our personal brand is a promise to our clients … it is a promise of quality, consistency, competency and reliability.”

We believe in forging long-term relationships with our clients and offer consulting services that draw on our many years of experience in the industry.


meet the team

With decades worth of knowledge along with our expertise, we have a phenomenal team of dedicated staff members who have over 135 years of combined knowledge in the industry.

Adrian Scales

Pranu Gobin

Rakesh Harilal

Zameer Kassim

Jeannie Stoltz

Fully Equipped Workshop and Technical Support

All our workshop technicians have received training by Union Special in Germany. This means that they are equipped with the expertise that is needed to provide you with first class service which includes complete refurbishing of machines to original manufacturers specifications.

better.faster. reliable

Source of our success

Why we are Better, Faster and more Reliable


We believe in forging long-term relationships and continuing to invest in the ones that we have already built over the years- since the 1970’s. This has allowed us to become leaders in the bag closing industry of Southern Africa.

At Sew-Rite we offer consulting services which display our expertise and knowledge that we have gained over the years. This, along with our exceptional technical support and the flexibility that allows us to meet your individual needs as well as your budget, has contributed to the success that our clients know today.

Your location should not be a limitation and that is why we do nation-wide as well as international deliveries with a same-day dispatch policy which guarantees fast and efficient service delivery.

we have got you

How we meet your needs

Investing in the relationships that we have built over the years has allowed us to become leaders
in the bag closing industry of Southern Africa


At the Sew-Rite Showroom you can view a wide range of products. Located in Hilton Pietermaritzburg.


We pride ourselves on a same-day dispatch policy which guarantees fast and efficient service delivery.


With a large warehouse we have an excellent stock-holding capacity ensuring you never have to wait for your order!


With a dedicated team and a fully equipped warehouse we pride ourselves on incomparable levels of service.


We believe in forging long-term relationships with our clients and continuing to look after all their needs.


Delivering to over XXX Countries, you can trust us to ensure that you get the best possible price while maintaining efficiency.

what you need

Our product range

We have a large stock holding which includes spare parts and a wide range of products.

contact us

Solutions contact worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help us systematically and comprehensively consider your packaging needs and communicate them to our packaging system experts. There are no “required fields” and none of your answers will be “set in stone”. Simply provide us with your best estimates as you perceive them now, and we’ll get back to you ASAP with our best advice and recommendations.

Our extensive product range allows us to offer you a wide variety of packaging solutions, we will aim to improve efficiency and reduce costs through supplying standard equipment or by designing an innovative system that will suite your individual needs as well as your budget.

Please fill out this form to your best ability and submit via the button at the bottom.