MAUSER Group announces the formation of a joint venture with Manchester Drums Limited (MDL). MAUSER’s reconditioning division NCG in the UK and MDL have merged as one company “NCG – MDL UK Ltd” to provide IBC services in the UK market. NCG – MDL UK Ltd will operate from Manchester, given recent investments in infrastructure and a new site within the area to accommodate the merger. Operations will continue under the guidance of Managing Director Jenny Minnock. Our sales team will consist of Commercial Manager Mark Minnock and Sales Manager Peter Chambers.

“NCG – MDL UK Ltd will profit from the enhanced experience that the 3rd generation management team of Manchester Drums has gathered in reconditioning of industrial packaging over the years. We are thrilled to be partners with Gary Cornforth and Jenny Minnock on this venture,” Ernest van den Boogerd, Head of NCG EMEA, stated NCG – MDL UK Ltd will continue offering IBC washing, re-bottling and laundry services as well as HDPE recycling services. Also all re-collect services for empty IBC’s in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland will be performed by NCG – MDL UK Ltd.

MAUSER and the Gary Cornforth family are both convinced that the combination of their strengths will be to the benefit of both partners. “We are committed to continue further expanding our presence in the UK & Ireland. By this joint venture we will be able to serve our customers in this region even better,” van den Boogerd concluded.
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, fibre 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 100 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.

About Manchester Drums Limited

MDL is a third generation family-owned business that has been active in the reconditioning of industrial packaging for more than 30 years and is located in Manchester, Bower street, Newton Heath, UK. Manchester Drums was founded by Gary Cornforth in the 1980’s and has previously been known as Drummer Boy Trading. The Gary Cornforth family has built considerable knowledge and expertise, stemming from longevity in the industry making them a market leader in reconditioning IBC’s, steel and plastic drums. MDL is certified according ISO 9001, operates an efficient IBC cleaning facility, water treatment and care for the environment is taken seriously. Gary’s daughter Jenny (MD) took over the management of the business in 2013 with her husband Mark Minnock as Commercial Manager and brother in-law Carl Crabtree as Site Manager.