in steel drums
DRUMDRUM is internationally active in the collection, reconditioning and recycling of industrial packaging. We are market leader in the 200L steel drum segment.
More than 1.5 million steel drums are collected annually, mainly in the Benelux, France and Germany.
Our 140 experienced employees give drums a new life for re-use in our factory in Rumbeke. We are proud to provide our customers with first class service and good quality packaging as a result of accurate process monitoring and our state-of-the-art machinery.
Packaging at the end of its life cycle is recycled responsibly.
DRUMDRUM is considered to be the leading player in the field of quality of recon steel drums, production capacity, production possibilities and wide-ranging of the recon product array.
Since 1994 we are ISO-9001 certified, later ISO-14001 certification was achieved. End 2019 we achieved the prestiguous EcoVadis gold rating for our sustainability performance.
The company currently covers a land area of more than 8 hectares. The operating license was renewed in 2012.
We are a financially healthy company with a long-term vision.
A rich history
The company was founded in 1925 by Joseph Verstraete in Roeselare. It was active in the cooperage and repair of wooden barrels and bathtubs.
After WW2 200L steel drums became popular in Europe and reconditioning of steel drums grew.
In 1957, the company moved to a farmhouse in the Schaapbruggestraat, next to the Roeselare-Leie canal. There it grew under the care and leadership of the Verstraete family (André & Marc), while becoming part of larger, international groups and while experiencing changing shareholding and name changes (Blagden Packaging, pack2pack & EarthMinded).
In 2016, Philippe Verstraete, grandson of the founder, acquired the majority of the shares. The company became again a large independent SME.
Subsequently, the company name was renamed "DRUMDRUM". DRUMDRUM refers to the repeated re-use of a drum, made possible by reconditioning.
Mission and values
Offer our customers sustainably the best overall solution for reconditioned industrial packaging with quality products and first class service at competitive prices.
- Continuous improvement
- Working together in TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)