Greif completes multimillion-euro investment in new IBC facility

The industrial packaging products and services specialist has announced the opening of its intermediate bulk container plant in Ede, the Netherlands

Greif, an industrial packaging products and services specialist, has announced the official opening of its new, multimillion-euro, intermediate bulk container (IBC) plant in Ede, the Netherlands.

Developed in close cooperation with Greif’s longstanding industrial packaging partner Tholu, the facility has been designed to offer customers the very latest IBC technologies available to the market, with a specific focus on the food industry.

Situated adjacent to Tholu’s IBC reconditioning site the modern, fully enclosed facility includes a warehouse and production plant with two IBC lines. In total it is 90,000 sq m.

Equipped with cleanroom blow moulding capabilities, the plant complies with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO 22000-4.

Luca Bettoni, Greif EMEA IBC and plastic product manager said: "We are extremely excited about this new venture, which marks another step in our roadmap to become the world’s best performing customer service company in industrial packaging. Located in the heart of the Netherlands with excellent transport links means we are ideally placed to serve customers in the Benelux region and allows us to offer them our full portfolio of GCUBE IBC solutions.”

This latest investment follows the opening of Greif’s state of the art IBC facility in Mendig, Germany. Further investment in new facilities across EMEA is planned in the next few years, including Russia in 2019. Greif currently has nine IBC facilities across EMEA and 13 globally.