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Arburg opens new assembly hall; launches Golden Electric series

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German injection moulding machine maker Arburg recently welcomed customers from around the world at the international opening of its new assembly hall. The roughly 550 guests at this event were also treated to a world premiere of the new electric Golden Electric machine series. The highlights of the series were presented by the new Managing Director Sales, Gerhard Böhm, jointly with his predecessor, Helmut Heinson, who will retire this year.

The event held on the eve of the Technology Days, was the opening of the new assembly hall, which adds 18,600 sq m to the total floorspace available at the Arburg headquarters in Lossburg, bringing it to around 165,000 sq m.

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Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team, emphasised that the eight-figure investment in the new building, underscores the company's commitment to its local region and to environmental protection, as well as its strong customer focus.

He explained that the additional space is due to the continuously rising demand for machines with complex equipment, large Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces up to 5,000 kN and customised turnkey solutions. "The fact that the new assembly hall is so busy clearly demonstrates that demand for our products remains as strong as ever," added the Managing Partner with satisfaction.

Thorsten Kühmann, Managing Director of the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association explained the success factors: "German machine manufacturers such as Arburg are successful because their approach is sustainable in every respect. The focus remains on the family-run company and an understanding of the needs of customers. The company also has the right team and the right concept, while not losing sight of the importance of the environment and forward planning." He illustrated his point using the examples of the high-quality injection moulding machines, the additive manufacturing system and the concept for the implementation of "Industry 4.0".

The international character of the company and the successful expansion of the Lossburg parent plant from its foundation in 1923 to the present day were presented in a holographic show which illustrated the dimensions of the new hall.

Also launched was the new Golden Electric series, which comes in four sizes with a clamping force range from 600 to 2,000 kN. The new electric Allrounders are designed to meet customer demand for high-performance entry-level machines for the precise, energy-efficient production of quality parts. Thanks to the use of standardised components, the machines are offered at an attractive price/performance ratio, says Arburg.

(IMA)


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