DELAWARE, OH — Greif, an industrial packaging products and services provider, has launched real-time tracking technology for composite intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) in its drive to help customers increase performance, reduce costs and improve their carbon footprint.

Developed in conjunction with French specialist in IoT monitoring solutions, Nanolike, the GCUBE Connect smart packaging technology provides real-time tracking information about a user’s IBC. A customer-based dashboard displays in real-time where an IBC is located, the level of the filled product and the environmental temperature. GCUBE Connect is currently available to customers across Europe.

“Much of our innovation strategy for our GCUBE IBC portfolio of products and services is driven by the need to develop more sustainable, added value solutions for customers,” said Luca Bettoni, EMEA IBC and Plastic Product Manager at Greif.

“GCUBE Connect improves visibility across the entire supply chain. Through the Internet of Things-based device, customers receive live data about their product, allowing them to increase sales, reduce freight costs, optimize production planning, and automate procurement and sales processes.

Greif’s GCUBE IBCs are efficient, safe and rugged. They are ideal for shipping bulk quantities of hazardous and non-hazardous products. Greif has eight IBC facilities across EMEA and 14 globally.