Mauser and Plastienvases form container joint venture in Mexico

By Stephen Downer
Correspondent

Published: April 18, 2013 11:29 pm ET
Updated: April 18, 2013 11:33 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Blow Molding, Mexico, Joint Venture, Drums

MEXICO CITY -- Industrial packaging manufacturer Mauser Group has started operating an intermediate bulk container-producing joint venture with Mexican company Plastienvases SA de CV.

Called Mauser Plastienvases International (MPI), the new company makes 275-gallon polyethylene drums, together with a variety of valves and closure systems, for the Mexican industrial liquids and ingredients market at a plant in Toluca, 40 miles west of Mexico City.

In a news release announcing the deal, Mauser, of Bruehl, near Cologne in Germany, made no mention of each company's share in MPI. Spokespersons for both Mauser and Plastienvases, of Mexico City, did not immediately reply to requests for such information.

"Global companies continue to expand their filling operations here in Mexico and local Mexican companies are also growing. So the creation of this joint venture, MPI, makes sense," said Alexis Riedel, MPI's general manager, in the bulletin.

Jeff Simmonds, president and CEO of Mauser North America, said the company's decision to form the joint venture with Plastienvases was an easy one to make.

"Our experience with Plastienvases as a Mauser licensee for plastic drums has demonstrated our ability to work together well as a team, which will be critical as we enter the IBC market in Mexico."

Mauser employs 4,000 in Europe, the Americas and Asia and has annual revenues of about $1.3 billion. It has customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries. In addition to IBCs, its products include plastic packaging, fiber drums and steel drums.

Plastienvases was founded in the industrial municipality of Naucalpan, close to Mexico City, in 1975. It produces containers ranging in size from one to 220 liters.


Comments

Mauser and Plastienvases form container joint venture in Mexico

By Stephen Downer
Correspondent

Published: April 18, 2013 11:29 pm ET
Updated: April 18, 2013 11:33 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Indian auto parts maker set to buy assets in Germany, Mexico

December 18, 2014 10:35 am ET

Indian auto parts maker Samvardhana Motherson Gropup is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S&T).    More

Image

Bubbles add some flair to 'Plain Jane' PET bottles

December 17, 2014 1:05 pm ET

Ron Puvak and the folks over at Plastic Technologies Inc. see big things coming from some very tiny bubbles.    More

Image

Amcor unveils hot-fill PET jars that accept metal lug closures

December 17, 2014 8:47 am ET

Amcor Rigid Plastics has developed hot-fill PET jars that accept metal lug closures — which the company claims is a first for food packaging.    More

Mold maker I. Thibault plans to invest more capital in Mexico

December 16, 2014 1:03 pm ET

Canadian mold maker I. Thibault Inc. plans to invest more capital in its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, which it started operating in the summer.    More

Image

Milacron opening Mexico technical center, considers another in Brazil

December 16, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Milacron LLC plans to officially open a new technical center in Querétaro, 140 miles northwest of Mexico City, early in 2015, and the company is consi...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events