Mauser Announces IBC and Reconditioning Joint Venture in Mexico

MAUSER Group continues to expand its presence as a worldwide leader in industrial packaging through the recent formation of Mauser International Mexico (MIM), an IBC and reconditioning joint venture operation in Mexico.  MIM is capable of supplying customers in the Mexican market with UN certified IBCs capable of transporting 275 gallons (1000 litres) of appropriate industrial liquids and ingredients.  In addition, MIM can also provide customers reconditioned IBCs as either “washed” or “rebottled” units.  The MIM organization is a joint venture between MAUSER USA of East Brunswick, New Jersey and Servicios Ambientales Internacionales (SAI) of Monterrey, Mexico.  MAUSER’s global expertise of manufacturing and supplying IBCs to the world’s premier companies along with its industry leading role in the collection and reconditioning of industrial packaging through its National Container Group (NCG) organization provide the perfect complement to SAI’s extensive knowledge and coverage of the Mexican market for the reconditioning business.  MIM sites in Mexico include Toluca, Queretaro and Monterrey.

“The synergy between MAUSER and SAI along with the growth of the Mexican market will undoubtedly yield great results in the years to come,” said Alejandro Cortez, General Manager of MIM.  “Both of our organizations have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality and to the environment, which is critical to the success of our customers in the Mexican market.  Our new state of the art wash-line in Queretaro combined with the production of new units in Toluca, will position MIM as a very strong competitor in this growing IBC market.”

“Our customers understand the importance of having a sustainable packing solution for their products and the formation of MIM will allow us to provide that very solution to them here in Mexico,” said Siegfried Weber, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, MAUSER Group. “Supplying customers with industrial packaging is simply not good enough anymore.  If you truly want to help customers solve problems, then you need to provide a comprehensive solution from supplying new and reconditioned packaging as well as picking up the empty units once they have been used, then providing an environmentally friendly solution with the empty package ranging from washing and reuse to washing and regrinding into PCR (post-consumer resin).”

“Both ‘new’ and ‘reconditioned’ IBCs as a packaging choice continue to grow everywhere around the world and we are committed to keep pace with that growth,” said Jeff Simmonds, President and CEO, MAUSER North America.  “The decision to pursue that IBC growth in the Mexican market through a joint venture with SAI was an easy one.  SAI’s experience with reconditioned packaging along with their market expertise is an excellent fit for driving more growth and helping more customers doing business in the Mexican market.”

MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approx. 4,400 employees and consolidated revenue of over $1.6 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the company has influenced the international market through innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio for customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries includes plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER subsidiary. MAUSER therewith provides sustainability-oriented full cycle services – from production to recycling (“ECO-CYCLE®”).

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