HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 10:35 a.m. ET) — Industrial packaging supplier Mauser AG is boosting its intermediate bulk container capacity in the United States by 70 percent with the addition of a blow molding machine in its Houston facility.
The company said in a news release that the machine will allow the plant to increase output of 275-gallon IBC units and bottles. It also will allow the company to supply 330-gallon IBCs to customers in the southwestern U.S., including the Mauser National Container Group facility in Houston.
“Our aim is to be closer to our customers. The enhancement of our IBC production in Houston ensures a faster response to our customers' inquiries in the region,” said Jeff Simmonds, SBU Manager North America, in a statement.
The company also plans to add additional cage manufacturing resources in Houston. It will expand the output of both 275- and 330-gallon IBC complete units.
Mauser is based in Bruhl, Germany. It has about 4,000 employees and produces plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, IBCs and reconditioning services through its subsidiary, NCG.
This marks the second recent IBC expansion for Mauser, as it opened a new IBC line at its Mauser Benelux BV subsidiary in Oosterhout, the Netherlands, in December. That line also included a new blow molding machine.