About Us

With our humble beginnings stretching back to 1970, Flip File has grown into one of South Africa’s leading product brands.

At Flip File, we pride ourselves on delivering product and service excellence. Our reputation for total quality keeps us striving to develop reliable products that complement our customers in both their work and home spaces.

The precision and thought that went into the production of the first Flip File 40 years ago is still a mind-set we share today. We strive to keep abreast of technological and material development while constantly improving and enhancing products that live up to our quality promise.

Today, Flip File continues to grow and set itself apart from any other brand. We have become more than just a filing sleeve, we have become a lifetime companion. Keeping true to our ethos we aim to continuously inspire those who put trust in who we are.

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort”

John Ruskin

Our History

Flip File’s journey started more than 40 years ago when it was handcrafted for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa.

It all began with a company called ‘ Slide Easy’, that manufactured single plastic sleeves which dominated the market due to its uniqueness. The owner of the company was also an enthusiastic and doting father. Whilst reading to and feeding his youngest child (with the expected mess that goes with it) he had a lightbulb moment…

‘what if we bound these plastic sleeves and made a book’? …..and out of that FLIP FILE was born:

Plastic was not recycled in the late 70’s, which led to a build-up of reject filing sleeves in the Slide Easy factory. These rejects, instead of being discarded, were reworked into Flip Files. Once a substitute for expensive and inflexible PVC display books, Flip Files became recognised as an innovative game changer.

Soon, Flip File would make its way into almost every home, accompanying children on their journey through school and the working world. Its appeal was in its foundation of versatility and resilience that was able to safeguard everything that was considered precious.

How It's Made

Using only the finest quality polyethylene, in a triple layer blend, gives our Flip Files the strength and durability they have become renowned for.

What sets Flip File apart is the fact that each product is handmade by our skilled operators. From beginning to end in the manufacturing process, each product moves through five sets of hands to ensure quality.  A unique quality control slip can be found in each Flip File, giving you, the consumer, our promise of excellence.

The Environment

At Flip File, our people and the environment are at the heart of our business.  It is our aim to preserve the environment by creating a top-class, recyclable product through methods that have a minimal impact on the environmental.

Flip Files are made using polyethylene, a fully recyclable plastic. In our manufacturing process we separate our plastic and board waste cuts, which we then send for recycling.

Where We're Going

Five years ago we decided to expand our range of filing products and now import a wide range of products suitable for the office environment.  We intend to continue expanding and become your one stop destination for filing, presenting and portable paper protection.

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