EDE, The Netherlands — Greif, a leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced the official opening of its new intermediate bulk container (IBC) plant in Ede, The Netherlands.

Developed in close cooperation with Greif’s longstanding industrial packaging partner, Tholu, the multi-million-euro facility is designed to offer customers the very latest IBC technologies available to the market, with a specific focus on the food industry.

Situated adjacent to Tholu’s IBC reconditioning site, the modern, fully-enclosed facility includes a warehouse and production plant with two IBC lines, and stretches over an area of 90,000 square meters in total. Equipped with clean-room blow-molding capabilities, the plant complies with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO 22000-4.

This latest investment follows the opening of Greif’s state-of-the-art IBC facility in Mendig, Germany. Further investment in new facilities across EMEA is planned over the next few years, including Russia in 2019.  

Greif, Delaware, Ohio, is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services and is strategically positioned with more than 200 operating locations situated across over 40 countries.