Greif Lier

Greif Lier

Parktoren 5th floor, Van Heuven Goedhartlaan 9d, 1181 LE Amstelveen.

AboutGreif Lier

Greif is one of the market leaders in the Benelux in the field of industrial packaging and services. With 4 production sites in the Benelux and support for factories in Germany and France, Greif offers you the full range of industrial packaging.

Steel Drums
Plastic Drums
Intermediate Bulk Containers
Fiber Drums

These packaging is used worldwide for the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries.

In North America we produce various cardboard and paper products. Among other things, corrugated cardboard containers, double-walled paper bags and cardboard packaging.

We own extensive forest areas in North America and thus make a positive contribution to forest management.

We are based in more than forty countries to supply both global and regional customers.

We are proud to mention some of our references: AkzoNobel, DSM, SHELL, Sonneborn.

Greif is in your area

Because of our strong presence of production locations in the Benelux, we are able to respond quickly and efficiently to your needs. We are also able to produce your packaging in different factories, ensuring delivery for you.

If you want more information about our locations in the Benelux, click on the relevant location.Very extensive package of services

In addition, we can offer you various services to facilitate the use of our packaging or to save you costs.

Packaging advice
Retrieve empty barrels
Reconditioning of barrels
Logistical solutions: Greif Express, Drum pallets, VMI
Our people are ready for you

In both the Netherlands and Belgium we have a complete and competent team of account managers and technical support.

More information about our packaging and expertise can be found on the general website:

In 1930, Bernard van Leer came from Amsterdam to Vreeland to set up a new factory. This location is in a beautiful location on the Vecht. The historic Brugzicht building has been around since 1723. This building houses the Strategic Business Unit (SBU), the European headquarters, as well as the Business Unit (BU) Benelux and Scandinavia. On the premises behind Brugzicht, our factories and the offices with the sales department.

Drum Linings

That Greif focuses on the needs of the customer has produced spectacular results. Our paint factory in Vreeland has developed a number of perfected "Drum Liners". Today these are sold worldwide and are part of our "Regular Drum Linings System". Our branch in Rotterdam-Europoort exists since 1993. This factory is the largest steel barrel factory in the world. This is also where our Operational Support department (formerly R & D) is housed. The history of the factory in Lier goes back to 1929. On the current site was the "The Standard Drum and Barrel Company", later Usines Standard. In 1934 Van Leer took over that company. At that time, cylinders for liquid gases were produced and reconditioned and from 1965 also stationary tanks for domestic and industrial use. In the early 1980s, the factory experienced serious consequences from the declining demand for gas cylinders and tanks. In 1995, the cloth fell for the production of the LPG tanks. At that time, Van Leer produced 200 liters of steel barrels. A production that became increasingly important. In 1998, the production of plastic barrels of 200 liters was started according to the Valérex® process, in 2002 a second line was even taken into use.

In 2001, the American Grail took over from Van Leer Industrial Packaging, with the Van Leer name definitively disappearing. The branch in Ghent originated from the SOMECA company, founded at the end of the 19th century. After some more acquisitions, the Ghent factory was transferred to Blagden Packaging in 1985. In December 2006 the factory was finally sold to Greif. In the beginning buckets and radiators and later still plastic barrels were the core business. Today, Ghent specializes in steel barrels. The choice was made for those vessels with a large complexity where extra services can be delivered to the customer.