Greif starts up “multi-million-euro” IBC facility in Netherlands

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The new facility is set up adjacent to Tholu’s IBC reconditioning site

Industrial packaging specialist Greif Inc has opened a new intermediate bulk container (IBC) production plant in Ede, the Netherlands.

Developed in cooperation with Greif’s industrial packaging partner Tholu, the multi-million-euro facility will have a specific focus on the food industry, Greif announced 5 June.

The new facility is set up adjacent to Tholu’s IBC reconditioning site and features a warehouse and production plant with two IBC lines.

Stretched over an area of 90,000 square metres, the production plant is equipped with clean room blow moulding capabilities, and complies with the global food safety initiative (GFSI),hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and ISO 22000-4.

"We are ideally placed to serve customers in the Benelux region, and [this] allows us to offer them our full portfolio of GCUBE IBC solutions,” said Luca Bettoni, Greif EMEA IBC and plastic product manager.

Greif’s GCUBE intermediate bulk container is a safe and rugged container, ideal for shipping bulk quantities of hazardous and non-hazardous products.

Greif opened another IBC production plant in Mendig, Germany in September 2015, after a number of closures in the country earlier that year.

The company has also announced further investment plans for new facilities across EMEA in “next few years”, including a manufacturing site in Russia in 2019.  

Greif currently has nine IBC facilities across EMEA and 13 globally.

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