Mauser NCG acquires US steel drum reconditioner

Mauser NCG acquires US steel drum reconditioner
The Mauser Group has announced the acquisition of Burbank Barrel and Drum (BBD) in Houston, Tex. BBD is the largest steel drum reconditioner in the Gulf area with over 60 years of operating history.

Supporting the Group’s global sustainability initiative, this transaction will also enhance the growth strategy of National Container Group (NCG), the Mauser subsidiary for reusable container solutions throughout the world.

Located in the Houston industrial corridor, BBD offers reconditioned open head and closed head reconditioned steel drums as well as new steel and plastic containers. “With the added resources and leadership of Mauser/NCG, we will continue to expand our dominant position in the Gulf area,” said Robert L. Cullins Jr., who will stay on to manage Burbank’s operations.

In December 2010, Mauser Group entered the North American steel drum reconditioning market through the acquisition of American Container Net (ACN), with facilities in Pittsburgh, PA, Providence, RI and Richmond VA. “The acquisition of BBD is a pivotal step towards expanding our steel drum reconditioning footprint across North America,” said Peter Schaefer, Global Head of NCG.

Mauser Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approx. 4,000 employees and a consolidated revenue of some EUR 1 billion. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Bruehl near Cologne (Germany), the company has characterized the international market through its innovative packaging technologies. The portfolio for customers in the chemical, petrochemical, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries includes plastic packaging, steel drums, fibre drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a Mauser subsidiary.

Mauser therefore provides sustainability-oriented full cycle services – from production to recycling („ECO-CYCLE”). With more than 50 production plants and 15 reconditioning locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia plus two licensee networks for plastic and steel packaging, Mauser is a presence around the globe.

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