BRÜHL, GERMANY (June 13, 4:10 p.m. ET) — Industrial packaging firm Mauser AG is expanding its Central and Eastern European presence by opening a new plant in Gliwice, Poland.
The plant will produce intermediate bulk containers, including containers approved by the United Nations for use with hazardous and sensitive materials, along with UN-approved open top drums and L-ring drums.
Mauser said the plant's customers would also be able to take advantage of the drum-recondition services offered by its sister company National Container Group.
Partnering with NCG allows Mauser to manage the life-cycle of its plastics packaging, the company said in a June 13 news release.
The plant, located in the business hub of Silesia, is set to open later this month. It is the Brühl–based company's first plant in Poland.
“Expanding our activities in Eastern Europe is a major strategic step for us in the market. Especially, as we see a growing economic impact of Poland for the packaging industry with an increasing demand for reliable packaging solutions,” said Juergen Scherer, Mauser Group's SBU manager for Europe, in the release.
Mauser employs about 4,000 and produces plastics packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, and intermediate bulk containers. It also offers reconditioning services through NCG.
Combined, Mauser and NCG operate at 60 sites throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.