Global manufacturer of plastic processing machines Arburg announces a two-digit euro million investment for a new assembly hall at its Lossburg HQ.
Family-owned Arburg that is based in Germany has committed to building a new assembly hall (Nr. 23) in Lossburg to extend a further 18,000 m2 floor space and provide the engineering company more room at its headquarters for production capacity expansion. Due to begin in 2019, the building is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Over the last couple of years, Arburg, whose product portfolio encompasses its Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces between 125 and 6,500 kN, the company's Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions as well as other peripheral equipment, has been growing. In 2017, works started for its Training Centre and another assembly hall (Nr. 22) was newly opened a year prior to that.
Arburg's Managing Partner Michael Hehl said: “We wish to sell even more of our machines as global demand for them rises, and we are seeking to manufacture them even more quickly.” Hehl added that during the construction of Hall 21 around the turn of the millennium, Arburg had then already looked at preliminary work for new infrastructure – a reason why, it is now possible to proceed fairly rapidly with this new project and aim for completion in 2020.
Ten succesful years in Mexico
At an exclusive celebration in April, Arburg's subsidiary in Mexico celebrated its tenth anniversary with some 150 guests. Attending the special occasion was a high-ranking delegation from the German headquarters led by Managing Partner Juliane Hehl and Sales Managing Director Gerhard Böhm. At the festive evening event, Hehl presented the traditional Arburg anniversary sculpture to Subsidiary Manager Guillermo Fasterling. Four employees were honoured for ten years of loyalty to the company too.
In her speech, Hehl thanked the Mexican team and the parent company and underlined the achievements of the Arburg subsidiary and said: "I am extremely impressed with what our Mexican team has accomplished over the past decade."
Today, Arburg in Mexico has a very broad customer portfolio of national and international companies in Mexico – from customers who operate single machines in garages through to companies with several dozen machines and sophisticated turnkey solutions. Overall, the trend within the Mexican plastics industry is towards complex equipment, electric machines and automation. Here, Allrounders are well represented in the automotive industry as well as in the electronics and toy sectors, and, increasingly, in the packaging industry, the company added.
"We offer our customers not only high-tech solutions for all industries, but also professional consulting and comprehensive support in the areas of sales as well as pre and after sales service" said Böhm, noting the telephone hotline, the expert service technicians, the spare parts store, the showroom and the training offerings at the Mexican subsidiary as examples.