Mauser invests vertically in Germany

Industrial packaging converter Mauser Packaging Solutions is investing in the extension of its German production site in Erkelenz, in order to increase its level of vertical integration.

Ground-breaking on the €10 million ($11m) investment project at the Mauser-Werke plant took place yesterday and was attended by official representatives of the city council.

The plant manufactures composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) and components for the company’s global IBC production activities. The company also has industrial packaging reconditioning and plastics recycling activities in Erkelenz.

One focus of the investment is to scale up Mauser’s activities in the food packaging sector and in the lifecycle management of packaging and packaging materials. For example, the Erkelenz plant manufactures Recolene, a sustainable HDPE post-consumer resin material, which is then processed by the company into new packaging containing up to 90 per cent post-consumer recycled material.