Bruehl | August 02, 2013

MAUSER Acquires California Fiber Drum in Merced, California in North America

MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, has acquired California Fiber Drum (CFD) in Merced, California in North America. The acquisition provides MAUSER a nationwide footprint of fiber drum facilities capable of supplying customers anywhere in North America with a variety of high quality fiber drum solutions for their product needs.

MAUSER Group further expands its presence as a worldwide leader in industrial packaging through the recent acquisition of California Fiber Drum (CFD) in Merced, California. CFD, a major manufacturer and supplier of fiber drum solutions, has supported the agricultural and chemical markets in the western United States since 2010. Located in the heart of California convenient to the tomato processing industry and other agricultural processing facilities, MAUSER’s latest facility will continue to offer lock ring fiber drums with diameters ranging from 14” to 23” in a variety of materials, lids and liners. In addition, the facility will continue to provide full-fiber drum solutions to the market place in both 14” and 23” diameters as well as exterior weather resistant solutions and decoration alternatives.

“Our customers prefer to have high quality, consistent fiber drum solutions available across their entire filling network. Up until now we have been unable to provide that level of support in the western United States,” said Siegfried Weber, Sr. VP Global Sales and Marketing, MAUSER North America. “Fiber drums are an important component of our product offerings in North America and this recent acquisition completes our “coast-to-coast” footprint that customers value and expect.”

The Merced California location for fiber drums in the West is in addition to existing MAUSER fiber drum facilities in Chicago, Illinois, Charlotte, North Carolina, and recently this spring, The Woodlands, Texas. Also, the new MAUSER fiber drum facility in Merced, California will nicely complement MAUSER’s plastic drum facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California providing the market place several MAUSER options for their industrial drum needs.   

“We are very excited about bringing the CFD facility into our MAUSER family of fiber drum locations. And we look forward to build [AS1] upon the growth this location was able to achieve in such a short time,” said Jeff Simmonds, President and CEO, MAUSER North America. “We see the agricultural segment as a growth opportunity for our company and CFD has done an excellent job establishing itself in this market segment. We are confident that this acquisition will not only provide us a more established presence in the agricultural segment, it will also allow us to expand our existing relationships with customers who value the quality and technical support that comes when working with MAUSER.”

For more information about this new MAUSER fiber drum facility in Merced, California or any other MAUSER location, please contact Dan DiNocera at 732-675-2462 or at


About MAUSER Group

MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approx. 4,400 employees and consolidated revenue of some EUR 1.2 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the Company has influenced the international market through innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio caters to customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries, and includes plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC), and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER subsidiary. MAUSER provides sustainability-oriented full cycle services – from production to recycling (“ECO-CYCLE®”). The Company is present in 16 countries around the globe, with more than 60 MAUSER/NCG sites and multiple Joint Ventures in Europe, the Americas and Asia, in addition to two renowned global networks: MIPI® representing leading manufacturers of plastics drums and IBCs, and Drumnet® an international organization of steel drum producers.


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