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[post_date] => 2018-08-13 09:04:11
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[post_content] => Greif reports that it has shipped the one-millionth steel drum produced at its newly opened facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Manufacturing both tighthead and open-top units with or without internal coatings and with gauges ranging from 0.8 mm to 1.2 mm, the Jubail plant, Greif says, can supply drums "using tailor-made solutions that allow automatic loading onto chemical filling lines". Moreover, as a "specialist supplier to the chemical sector" across Saudi Arabia and other GCC states, the facility "is strategically located in close proximity to major customers, allowing for 24-hour, seven-days-per-week operations and supply, providing potential operational efficiencies for these customers".
"Our team is fully engaged and working every day to provide solutions that improve our customers' operational efficiency and profitability," says Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional manager Abdennour El Mosor. "Greif strategically located this plant close to key customers to ensure a reliable, quality service that meets or exceeds their expectations. Reaching this significant milestone is key for our business."
Sticking with drums, Greif reports that its Latin American operations have now improved the design of the shipping sleeves it employs to protect finished units during transport. "Our plan is to expand the new designs across the region," says Luciano Levitin, Greif LATAM's senior sourcing and supply chain director. "This is the result of the hard work of the LATAM sourcing and supply chain team to drive this across the region, providing excellent customer service to our customers."
Meanwhile, the company has also introduced new branding for the fleet of trucks and trailers it uses to deliver products from its San Juan and Tigre facilities in Argentina. "These new trailers offer customers improved logistical capabilities, including increased load capacity, protecting the products during transport and safe loading and unloading of the trailers," Levitin notes.
IBCS AND MORE
Further up the packaging mix, Greif has added a new blow moulding machine at its intermediate bulk container (IBC) facility in Alsip, Illinois. This, the company reveals, will double its current IBC production capacity within the US Midwest. Furthermore, thanks to its use of automated systems, the new machine "will improve the consistency of the products that are produced, improve the quality of the product and minimise potential contamination".
"As Greif continues to grow in the IBC marketplace, it is imperative that we are able to meet our customers' demands for product," says Gaylord Benner, vice-president and Midwest general manager. "This new blow moulder increases our capacity in the Midwest region and creates the production flexibility to provide our customers with more true value."
At the other end of the spectrum, Greif Singapore has expanded its plastics jerrycans range with the addition of two new 20-litre and 25-litre models. Boasting "a unique lightweight design for improved handling and transportation", the new jerrycans are imbued with "an effective anti-glug system [that] provides a consistent, fast and safe flow of product" and are each fitted with a "light yet robust" tamper-evident PlastiCap screw-cap closure. "The expansion of [the jerrycan] portfolio will definitely further enhance our leading position in the market as a strategic supplier with the most comprehensive product range," says Singapore-based key account manager Gezali Rasidi.
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Greif has marked one million steel drums from its Saudi plant and enhanced its offerings in Argentina, the US and Singapore