US-based industrial packaging manufacturer Greif has opened an intermediate bulk container (IBC) plant in Ede, The Netherlands, in partnership with industrial packaging partner Tholu.

The company says that millions have been invested in the IBC project. Designed to be used for the safe transport of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk products, the plant offers customers the latest IBC technologies with a specific focus on the food industry.

The enclosed facility expands over 90,000 sq m and includes a warehouse and production plant with two IBC lines, and a clean room with blow moulding capabilities.

Said Luca Bettoni, IBC and plastics product manager: “The location of the new plant gives us excellent transport links. We are ideally placed to serve customers in the Benelux region and this allows us to offer them our full portfolio of GCUBE IBC solutions.”

Greif entered the IBC market after the acquisition of Fustiplast in 2019. The latest development comes after the opening of the company’s IBC facility in Mendig, Germany. The company says there are plans to open more facilities across EMEA, including one in Russia in 2019.