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13.10.2020 – 14:36

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German Packaging Company Greif-Velox Launches American Subsidiary

German Packaging Company Greif-Velox Launches American Subsidiary
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German Packaging Company Greif-Velox Launches American Subsidiary

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2020 - Market leader Greif-Velox, which manufactures full-line packaging machines for solids, powders and liquids, has opened the doors to Greif-Velox America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary that will operate regional sales and service in North, Central and South America. To date, Greif-Velox Germany has supported customers in 89 countries and continues to expand internationally.

The launch of the new site, which will be located in Sacramento, California, in the U.S., gives Greif-Velox a direct footprint in a major market.

"Many of our international customers operate factories in Europe and Asia as well as North and South America. At the same time, the U.S. is the world's largest market for packaging machines. With the founding of our new subsidiary, we will gain firm footing in the international market," said Ralf Drews, CEO of Greif-Velox.

The Americas are not new ground for Greif-Velox. The company has been highly successful in the region for many years already, with more than 30 systems in use at customer facilities in the food, chemical and petrochemical industries.

Due to increasing labor costs and the growing demands on workplace and product safety, fully automated, highly efficient packaging solutions are increasingly important. This is a core strength of Greif-Velox, which is always looking to meet customer needs with new innovations.

Greif-Velox has named Marko Wittich as CEO of the Americas to manage the new subsidiary. Wittich has more than 20 years of business-to-business experience working with international corporations. He has held multiple executive and management roles and has successfully led service and sales for companies in Europe, North America and South America.

"Our presence on the ground will mean we can strengthen and improve our regional customer relations," said Wittich. "I look forward to helping build our customer base and better serving clients here."

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About Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH sets the standard for packaging machines across the globe and is on the way to becoming the sector's leader in technology. The company devises and produces innovative bagging machines and filling systems, with a constant focus on achieving maximum efficiency for their customers. Thanks to their gross-weight vacuum packer VELOVAC, to name but one, Greif-Velox has revolutionised the market when it comes to bagging extra lightweight powders. Their product range also includes palleting robots to offer full-line systems. With a sharp focus on customer requirements, the company is continuously developing new systems and patents to find sustainable solutions to the sector's long-standing problems. Over a company history spanning almost 1,000 years, Greif-Velox has continuously exhibited the company's three values: efficiency, innovation and reliability. At present, Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH has over 150 specialists working in 89 countries across the world. Ralf Drews has been the company's CEO since 2015.

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