Greif UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Greif Inc., a world leader in industrial packaging and services. We seek to create a competitive advantage for our customers by expertly combining our global supply chain with local customer service. Nationally, we produce and supply a comprehensive range of steel drums, kegs and pails, and speciality drums, as well as offering a collection and reconditioning service for used packaging. Greif UK is positioned to serve local, national, and multinational customers, wherever they do business.
Greif’s vision: in industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world.
Burton Upon Trent Site Established
Ellesmere Port site
Founded in 1877 by four brothers from the Greif family in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Greif now has approximately 9,500 employees in our 160 operating locations worldwide. Trading in the UK began under the Van Leer name in the 1920’s. Van Leer was acquired by Greif in 2001.
Greif UK has a longstanding association with ISO Quality Management Systems, from our first approval in 1988. Our ISO certification is issued by Lloyds Quality Assurance, and our Burton on Trent and Ellesmere Port sites have separate accreditations (ISO 9001:2008).
Greif UK aims to minimise the environmental impact of our products throughout our operations, beginning with product development and ending with recycling, recovery, or reconditioning of used materials and products. Greif has an ongoing commitment to minimize the impact our business has on the environment with methods that are socially responsible, scientifically based, and economically sound.