JUBAIL, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — Industrial packaging specialist Greif has shipped its one-millionth steel drum from its newly opened facility in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The plant is a specialist supplier to the chemical sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.

Greif’s plant in Jubail is capable of manufacturing tight-head and open-head steel drums with or without internal coatings and gauges ranging from 0.8mm to 1.2mm. These drums can be supplied using tailor-made solutions that allow automatic loading onto chemical filling lines.

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 customers.

Speaking about the milestone, Abdennour EL Mosor, Regional Manager EMEA, said, “Our team is fully engaged and working every day to provide solutions that improve our customers’ operational efficiency and profitability.”

“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.”

With over 13,000 employees at more than 200 locations situated across over 40 countries worldwide, Greif is a leading global supplier of industrial packaging solutions.