Mauser's new IBC line at its Oosterhout, Netherlands, facility began operations in September, will gradually increase production

BRUEHL, Germany , December 13, 2011 (press release) – MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, has opened a new IBC line at its facility in Oosterhout, the Netherlands. With the production of MAUSER composite SM IBCs in Oosterhout, MAUSER further expands its worldwide production of IBC solutions and will be able to supply its customers in the Dutch region much more efficiently.

The new IBC line at the company’s subsidiary MAUSER Benelux B.V. in Oosterhout was taken into operation in September of this year. During the next months, it is planned to gradually increase the production rate. MAUSER installed a complete IBC line including new blow moulding machinery. Therewith the MAUSER location in Oosterhout is able to produce the MAUSER® SM IBC portfolio.

“We see an increasing demand for IBC solutions in the region. By opening a new IBC line, we are able to faster respond to customers needs which is crucial to support supply chain processes in an optimal way. Furthermore, this enables MAUSER and our customers to reduce environmental impact due to the transport of empty packaging. We are happy to provide companies in the Netherlands with high-quality IBCs for hazardous and sensitive filling goods,” says Dr. Jürgen Scherer, SBU Manager Europe, MAUSER Group.

Besides the new IBC line, MAUSER Benelux B.V. produces open-top drums, L-Ring drums and small plastic packaging for distribution in the Benelux countries. Furthermore, the subsidiary manufactures hospital waste drums for the European market.

About MAUSER Group
MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approx. 4,000 employees and consolidated revenue of some EUR 1 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the company has characterized the international market through its innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio for customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries includes plastic packaging, fibre drums, steel drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER subsidiary. MAUSER therefore provides sustainability-oriented full cycle services – from production to recycling (“ECO-CYCLE”). With 60 MAUSER/NCG sites and 8 Joint Ventures in Europe, the Americas and Asia plus two licensee networks for plastic and steel packaging, the company is a presence around the globe. www.mausergroup.com

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