Packaging Manufacturer Greif Invests in Holland
The Ohio-based company opens multi-million Euro facility as part of European Expansion
Greif Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging, announced that its new intermediate bulk container (IBC) plant in Ede, the Netherlands is officially open. Located in Central Holland, the multi-million Euro facility will offer customers the latest IBC technologies. It has a special focus in the food industry.
The investment was in close cooperation with Tholu, a Dutch company with which Greif has had a longstanding partnership. Grief’s new facility is adjacent to Tholu’s IBC reconditioning site. The facility includes a warehouse and production plant with two IBC lines, covering just under one million square feet.
“We are extremely excited about this new venture which marks another step in our roadmap to become the world’s best performing customer service company in industrial packaging,” said Luca Bettoni, Greif EMEA IBC and Plastic Product Manager. “Located in the heart of the Netherlands with excellent transport links means we are ideally placed to serve customers in the Benelux region.”
Greif’s new plant in the Netherlands is part of the company’s efforts to expand into the European market. Since joining the IBC industry in 2010, Greif has become the fastest growing and highest investing company on IBC production.
Springboarding into the European Market
Driven by strategic location and world-class infrastructure, Holland connects companies to resources needed to be successful in the European market. Additionally, Holland is home to a diverse pool of highly skilled workers, many of whom are fluent in English. The Netherlands’ friendly business climate and competitive tax structure are also why manufacturers in industries from chemicals to agrifood have chosen Holland for European expansion.