Multi-million machinery to improve supply of stamps


Malawi’s oldest rubber stamp maker, Pemba Rubber Stamp, on Monday unveiled a new high-tech machine which will improve the supply of rubber stamps.

Managing Director for the company, Matthew Pemba, said the multi-million machine has been acquired from South African rubber stamp making giant, Trodat.

According to Pemba, the technology which the machine uses is of highest standards also available in first world countries such as the United States.


Pemba was speaking in Blantyre when officials from Trodat were handing over the machine to Pemba.

“The launch of this machine will help us to do our work with speed. Prior to this acquisition, production of a rubber stamp used to take us two hours but now we will be able to do that under 15 minutes. Similarly, a common seal which was taking us the whole day to make will now be taking us 30 minutes,” said Pemba.

Pemba also hopes to add new products to portfolio following the acquisition.


“We are looking at branding items such as pens, plates and many others,” said Pemba.

And Trodat South Africa Managing Director, Clive Heydenrych, said the acquisition of the machine puts Malawi at par with the rest of the developed countries.

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