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German packaging company Greif-Velox launches American subsidiary

By Greif-Velox America   


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 America

Greif-Velox America, which launched in 2020, is led by CEO Marko Wittich and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH, based in Germany. Globally, Greif-Velox operates in 15 countries and currently delivers to 89 countries with plans to expand.

The company sets the standard for packaging machines across the globe and is on its way to becoming the sector’s most trusted technology leader. Greif-Velox designs and produces innovative bagging machines and filling systems with the goal of achieving maximum efficiency for its customers, and has revolutionized the market when it comes to bagging extra lightweight powders with machines like its gross-weight vacuum packer VELOVAC. The product range also includes palleting robots to offer full-line systems. 

Committed to customer satisfaction, Greif-Velox continually innovates to develop cutting-edge systems and sustainable solutions for the sector. The company is built on three core values: efficiency, innovation and reliability.


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