MAUSER acquires Berenfield Containers

Global industrial packaging firm MAUSER is expanding its offering and footprint in the US with the acquisition of Berenfield Containers by subsidiary MAUSER USA, LLC.

Established in 1914, Berenfield Containers operates six manufacturing facilities in five cities in the United States, producing a variety of steel and fibre drums. The Berenfield operations will be combined with the MAUSER network of 20 North American drum and IBC plants to offer improved service, support, and reliability to the combined customer base.

MAUSER Group, headquartered in Bruehl, Germany, employs approximately 4,500 employees and provides advanced packaging technologies for customers across the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in the food and beverage industries.

“We are excited to add Berenfield’s highly experienced team and locations to expand MAUSER’s manufacturing capabilities in the United States,” said Glenn Frommer, President and CEO of MAUSER USA, LLC. “Our customers expect a high quality global standard for packaging, available in locations convenient to their operations, and Berenfield Containers has offered this high level of service and support for more than a century. We are delighted to add innovative manufacturing capabilities and a broader range of products – including a wide range of drum sizes – to the MAUSER portfolio.”

Len Berenfield, President and CEO of Berenfield Containers, said: “When you combine two companies, each with more than 100 years of experience, there are tremendous opportunities for growth. Berenfield’s North American focus on steel and fiber drum manufacturing, in conjunction with MAUSER’s global leadership in industrial packaging, will create tremendous benefits for our customers. These include more convenient production sites, expanded product offerings, and access to a global network of experts and best practices. We look forward to the coming months of integration into the MAUSER family.”