Bruehl, Germany | March 30, 2015

MAUSER invests in Steel Drum Operations in Houston, Texas

MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, continues to invest in its steel drum operations in Houston, Texas, in order to increase productivity as well as further improve the outstanding quality of the products offered from this facility.

MAUSER Group has made several significant investments in its steel drum facility in Houston, Texas, including new seamers, new presses, new paint booths and a new welder. “We were very happy when we learned that the MAUSER management team approved our requests for several major capital investments in our plant,” said Mark Sullivan, Plant Manager MAUSER, Houston Steel Drum. “With this proactive investment we further optimize our drum line’s overall efficiency to ensure the highest quality of drums and to provide utmost supply reliability to our customers.”

The MAUSER steel drum site in Houston, Texas, also received a new wash line in early 2015. The new wash line uses 65% less water than the old installation and creates a cleaner, higher quality steel material to produce better drums for customers. “The new wash line has been a success in all directions,” commented Spencer Walker, General Manager, MAUSER Steel Drum Operations North America. “Better quality drums, significant water reduction and of course a tremendous benefit to the environment.”

“The investments we have made demonstrate MAUSER’s commitment to grow in the steel drum market,” said Siegfried Weber, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, MAUSER Group. “Along with IBCs, plastic drums and fiber drums, steel drums will remain a vital product in our company’s and our customer’s success.”

About MAUSER Group

MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approximately 4,400 employees and consolidated revenue of over $1.3 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the company has influenced the international market through innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio for customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries 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®”). With more than 90 MAUSER/NCG sites and multiple joint ventures in Europe, the Americas and Asia plus two licensee networks for plastic and steel packaging, the company is a presence around the globe.

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