Colonial Group, Inc. Unveils Subsidiary MaschioPack North America LLC to Enter US Intermediate Bulk Container Market

(SAVANNAH, GA) MaschioPack North America LLC has launched as a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc., exclusively licensed by MaschioPack GmbH, to manufacture and sell Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) throughout North America. Colonial Group, Inc. ranks #59 on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies, and its newest venture is expected to create over fifty jobs, quite possibly in its home state of Georgia.

MaschioPack North America will start production in the 4th quarter of 2014, and their first plant will be located in the Southeastern United States, producing both 275 and 330 gallon IBC’s. Pete Brunn, who started in the industrial packaging industry in 1972, will lead MaschioPack North America as its Vice President and General Manager.

Robert H. Demere, Jr., President of Colonial Group remarked, “We knew after our first visit to Europe that we wanted to support MaschioPack’s drive to emerge as the world’s leading IBC producer. Mr. Maschio and his team focus on long-term results that maximize the customer’s experience, and they invest accordingly, just as we have since 1921.”

Mr. Maschio first began producing industrial packaging in 1972. He now has manufacturing plants in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, and his product mix includes IBC’s, Drums and Jerry Cans. Always an engineer at heart, Mr. Maschio also designs proprietary manufacturing equipment and systems for blow molding and plastic applications. These complementary capabilities give MaschioPack unmatched efficiencies in producing high quality, innovative and cost effective industrial packaging.

Pietro Maschio, President of MaschioPack GmbH, said, “This alignment is a tremendous advance for MaschioPack’s global footprint, further expanding our ability to deliver the highest standards of quality, service and innovation to our customers across the Atlantic.” Maschio went on to credit the agreement as a “unique cultural alignment between two great family companies”. According to Brunn, who has previously worked with Mr. Maschio, the North American venture is well-positioned for growth. “Having spent most of my professional career in the IBC industry, I have never encountered a man more driven than Mr. Maschio to be the best in the eyes of the customer. Our goal is to build on that legacy, plain and simple.”

For additional information please contact:
Mr. Giuseppe Trondo,
MaschioPack GmbH
Sales & Marketing Director Europe.
32-473-876-850

Peter Brunn,
MaschioPack North America
Vice President & General Manager
844.888.4227 (office)
843.290.7811 (mobile)

About MaschioPack GmbH:
MaschioPack GmbH produces 1000 liter Intermediate Bulk container (IBC) and 220 liter drums and smaller jerrycans (5 – 30L) made of high density polyethylene. MaschioPack GmbH has the experience and a knowledge of more than 35 years. This experience makes it possible to produce a range of high-quality packings for different sectors of industry such as chemistry or food for example. The name Maschio stands for quality, experience, flexibility, development and primarily for success. For more information on MaschioPack and its European subsidiaries please call 0049 2431 948 480 or visit www.maschiopack.de .

About Colonial Group, Inc.:
A third generation family company founded in 1921, Colonial Group, Inc. (“Colonial Group”) is a diversified energy and port-related company, ranking #59 on Forbes List of America’s Largest Private companies with over 900 employees. Its history is rooted in the marketing, retailing, and distribution of petroleum products for the transportation, industrial, and marine applications. Over the years, its offerings have grown to include natural gas storage and marketing, liquid and dry bulk terminaling, retail fuel & ENMARK convenience stores, industrial chemical supply & distribution, and marine vessel safety and compliance consulting. For more information on Colonial Group, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.colonialgroupinc.com.

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