NCG Announces Acquisition of ERC, LLC

Press Release : April 04, 2016
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The MAUSER reconditioning subsidiary National Container Group (NCG) is expanding its North American activities to include plastic recycling with the acquisition of Engineered Recycling Company, LLC (ERC) located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ERC is one of the nation’s leading plastics producers operating in a 200,000 square foot state of the art facility that reflects the company’s commitment to its customers and the environment which directly aligns with the MAUSER sustainability goals.

NCG President and CEO Michael A. Chorpash is “pleased to expand our service portfolio to include responsible material recycling in North America. We have successfully upgraded our market approach by offering full life cycle services in Europe and South America and look forward to continually expanding our comprehensive service portfolio. We are also excited that ERC’s CEO Peter Suttoni will be remaining onboard to oversee the successful integration into the MAUSER/NCG family and the continued growth of this important segment.”

ERC President and CEO Peter Suttoni stated “We are very excited to become part of the MAUSER and NCG family. Since 2008 we have recycled and processed NCG material for MAUSER to use in the production of new plastic drums and it has been a very successful relationship. We are looking forward to working even more closely and benefitting from the synergies that will result from the combination of the companies.”

About MAUSER Group
MAUSER Group is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with approximately 4,500 employees and consolidated revenue of over €1.4 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. www.mausergroup.com

About National Container Group (NCG)
The MAUSER group subsidiary was founded in 1988 in North America where it established the first nationwide recollect service for IBCs. The company’s recollect service has been expanding continuously since then and today operates a comprehensive network of strategic locations for a worldwide recollect service, making MAUSER one of the leading global collectors and recyclers of industrial packaging. www.nationalcontainer.com

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