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Greif-Velox Strengthens its Presence in the Asian Market with Distribution Partner ILLIES

Greif-Velox Strengthens its Presence in the Asian Market with Distribution Partner ILLIES
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Greif-Velox Strengthens its Presence in the Asian Market with Distribution Partner ILLIES

Lübeck, 03.06.2021. Greif-Velox is continuing its international expansion. The packaging machine manufacturer is now working with distribution and project partner Illies, a company specializing in the marketing of high-quality machinery and systems in Asia. With this partnership, Greif-Velox is tapping into its potential in global growth markets like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.

“In Illies, we have found a partner that perfectly complements Greif-Velox’s expertise in the Asian market,” said Sebastian Pohl, Director of Sales at Greif-Velox. “With its presence in Asia, Illies has the right level of access to customers on the ground while Greif-Velox has the innovative machine technology and application expertise that the market wants.”

According to figures from the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V. (German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association – VDMA), the number of packaging machine exports to Asia in 2019 increased by approximately 16% due to growing demand. The pandemic in 2020 put a damper on this growth, but it is now once again trending upward.

As a global market leader in bagging systems for ultra-light powders such as carbon black and silica, Greif-Velox can count on Illies as a real specialist for target markets. Already in its fifth generation, the Hamburg-based company has been acting as an interface between global technology leaders of the manufacturing industry and the Asian markets.

“Listening, finding ways, and building bridges – that is what we do, and we are very happy to be doing it for Greif-Velox in Japan, Thailand and South Korea,” said CEO C. Michael Illies.

With 13 branches in Asia, Illies has a broad base to work from and also offers a comprehensive after-sales service structure.

“We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have received from the customers we have already approached,” said Pohl. “We know that the key to success is being on the ground near customers with distribution and services.”

For press inquiries:

arentz förster OHG
Lena Modrow
An der Untertrave 17
23552 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 451 546 923-73

For operational and business inquiries:

GREIF-VELOX Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Sebastian Pohl
Director Sales
Kronsforder Landstraße 177
23560 Lübeck


Tel.: + 49 451 53 03-0

About Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH ( sets global benchmarks in the field of packaging machines and is on the way to becoming the technological leader in the industry. The company designs and develops innovative bagging machines and filling systems – always with a focus on maximum efficiency for the customer. Innovations such as the VELOVAC vacuum packer have revolutionized the bagging of extremely lightweight powders. The product portfolio is further complemented by palletizing robots, allowing Greif-Velox to offer complete full-line systems. With a focus on customer requirements, the company continues to develop new systems and patents that solve long-standing problems in the industry. With a company history stretching back almost 1000 years, Greif-Velox has continuously demonstrated its three corporate values – efficiency, innovation, and reliability. Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH is currently active on a global scale with more than 150 experts in 89 countries. Ralf Drews has been the Chairman of the Board since 2015.

About C. ILLIES & Co. GmbH & Co. KG

Illies (C. ILLIES & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, was founded in 1859 in Japan and is a pioneer in German trade with industrial machinery and systems in East Asia. Illies has an extensive network of 13 locations in East Asia, an inherent understanding of the cultures there, and many years of experience in various industries. With well-trained, English-speaking employees, Illies offers a combined package of technical distribution services, the implementation of turnkey machinery projects, and after-sales services, all from a single source. We are on the ground where you need us.