Greif announces multimillion euro investment in IBC plant in Spain

Date: 2018-12-13

Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is delighted to announce its most recent investment in an intermediate bulk container (IBC) line at the San Roque facility in the Cadiz region of Spain.  

Greif’s existing plant has been producing large steel drums for more than 30 years. The upgrade now offers customers the world’s latest IBC technologies. 

Greif’s new investment includes a fully automated line, ensuring timely and uninterrupted delivery of IBCs. An additional investment has also been made in a new state of the art and fully automated warehouse where filled IBCs are stored. 

The upgraded facility is now equipped to produce the full Greif GCUBE portfolio, currently available across 12 sites around the globe. The San Roque facility will be well placed to deliver high-quality products to the olive oil industry, one of the most important economies in the region. Production of the GCUBE IBCs has started and is expected to reach up to 150,000 units per year. 

The Mayor of San Roque, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, will officially open the newly refurbished facility in the coming weeks. Commenting on the recent investment the Mayor of San Roque said: “I am looking forward to officially opening the new plant which represents a significant investment in the Cadiz region bringing both environmental and economic benefits.” 

Joaquim Duarte, Greif General Manager Iberia, added: “This is a significant step forward for Greif and the local economy. It will allow us to better serve our customers and local market demands in southern Spain as well as the North African markets of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.”

Greif entered the IBC market with the acquisition of Fustiplast in 2010 and in the last eight years has become amongst the fastest growing and highest investing company on IBC production. Greif’sGCUBE intermediate bulk container heralds the new generation of IBCs - efficient, safe and rugged, ideal for shipping bulk quantities of hazardous and non-hazardous products. Greif currently has nine IBC facilities across EMEA and 13 globally.

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