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[post_content] => Mauser has acquired the manufacturing assets of MaschioPack North America, an Atlanta-based producer of blow-moulded composite intermediate bulk container (IBCs). This acquisition, the company says, will provide Mauser not only with "the opportunity to expand its North American IBC footprint", but also additional manufacturing support for its National Container Group (NCG) reconditioning arm. Meanwhile, Mauser "will continue to supply former MaschioPack customers from the Atlanta location while investing in the facility to align it with other Mauser product offerings". Over the coming months, Mauser personnel will "work closely with the MaschioPack team and their former customers to ensure a seamless transition to the Mauser design of products".
"We are excited to further expand our presence in the south-eastern US market," says Mauser USA president and CEO Glenn Frommer. "This acquisition provides us the opportunity to more effectively service our North American customers while at the same time welcoming new customers into our family."
"IBCs and reconditioned packaging are the two fastest growing segments within the industrial packaging industry," adds Jeff DeLiberty, the company's director of new markets and business development. "These assets will not only serve as a critical part of Mauser's growth strategy in North America but will also provide the necessary support for NCG as the reconditioning industry continues to expand."
Meanwhile in Europe, Mauser's NCG business has established NCG-Noreko, a new 51:49 joint venture with Noreko that will broaden NCG's geographical reach to include Scandinavia while bringing its total number of European sites to 14. "Named as NCG-Noreko AS in Norway and NCG-Noreko AB in Sweden, the two Noreko companies [will] continue their business and will become fully integrated members of the NCG network in the EMEA region," Mauser says.
"Building on more than 20 years of experience in the reconditioning business each, both joint venture partners will join forces to offer IBC washing, re-bottling and laundry services as well as HDPE recycling services to the Scandinavian market," it continues, adding that NCG-Noreko will also "be responsible for all recollection services" for empty IBCs in the region. Operations will continue under the leadership of managing director Torstein Østensjø, "a former licensee and trusted long-time friend and partner of the Mauser family".
Commenting on the news, Ernest van den Boogerd, head of NCG EMEA, states: "Together with Torstein Østensjø, we are both convinced that the combination of our strengths will be to the benefit of our customers. We are committed to continue further expansion of our presence in the Scandinavian market and for providing best-in-class customer service and the market's most comprehensive product/service offering."
CHANGE AT THE TOP
In other news, Ken Roessler has been named CEO of SCI Packaging, which now oversees the combined operations of Mauser and BWAY following Stone Canyon Industries' (SCI) 2017 acquisition of the Mauser Group from private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. At the same time, Peter Schaefer has stepped down as Mauser CEO, although he will continue to serve on the SCI Board of Directors.
"Ken has successfully led and expanded BWAY for the past 15 years and we continue to believe his deep knowledge of the business, reputation in the debt and equity markets and his proven record for delivering results make him the ideal person to lead the consolidated company going forward," Mauser says. "We thank Peter for his strong leadership of Mauser for the past six years."
[post_title] => IBCs: Mauser goes shopping
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IBCs: Mauser goes shopping
Mauser has significantly extended its IBC production capacity in North America and its IBC reconditioning business in Scandinavia