Durban, South Africa | May 18, 2015

NCG Container Solutions SA and Megapak re-align their IBC market offering

National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER Group company based in Durban South Africa, have concluded an agreement to acquire the IBC cage manufacturing line from Megapak Drums, a Division of Nampak LTD and Licensee of MAUSER Maschinentechnik GmbH.

From 1st July 2015 NCG will take over the marketing and sales of IBCs in the Sub Saharan Africa market. Megapak will continue the manufacturing of IBC bottles whereas cage manufacturing and final assembly will take place at a new facility adjacent to NCG’s new Reconditioning facility in Westmead Durban.

This strategic acquisition by NCG will support the continued growing demand of our customers in the Sub Saharan Africa region.

NCG will provide a single point of contact service for the supply of all IBC types, new and/or reconditioned. NCG plans to expand the product range of IBC types offered to the market.

NCG, as part of the MAUSER Group, are well positioned to simplify the supply chain process for IBC components and ensure security of supply.

The underlying motivation of this move is to provide a more efficient and sustainable service to current and prospective MAUSER IBC customers. This achieves further integration of the production of new IBCs with both NCG and Megapak fully committed to this objective.


About NAMPAK Group

Megapak is a Division of Nampak. As Africa’s largest packaging supplier, Nampak offers an array of packaging products and services, manufacturing in metals, glass, paper and plastics. With a geographic footprint that stretches upwards from South Africa, through the rest of Africa and into the UK, the Nampak group strategically located to meet almost every customer need. Nampak’s value-added services include the supply of specialised equipment, packaging design, technical support and one of the leading research and development facilities in the southern hemisphere. Through extensive group networks and strategic alliance partners, Nampak has access to best practices, state-of-the-art science and technology, and the latest packaging innovations and solutions.

In line with expanding economies on the continent, the market for packaging in Africa is continually growing, demanding a significant volume of packaging. Nampak’s strategy in Africa involves investing in business partnerships with companies in other African countries, and combining local market knowledge with experience to provide a highly competitive and attractive packaging portfolio in the various African markets. 


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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