Plastics Production Arburg celebrates two times silver anniversary
Czech Republic; Germany — Arburg's subsidiary in Brno, Czech Republic, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its foundation on 30 September and on 1 October 2021. The Arburg Technology Center (ATC) Rednitzhembach, Germany, also celebrated its silver anniversary on 22 September — one year later than planned due to coronavirus.
The foundation of Arburg's subsidiary in the Czech Republic were laid in 1996. In 2000 the opening of a branch office in Slovakia followed and in 2004, the company built the Arburg Technology Centre (ATC). As a result provision of service and consultations could be significantly developed and automation turnkey projects implemented too. The building was extended in 2013. Since 2016 there has been an assembly hall for turnkey systems where customer-specific turnkey systems are now designed, built, assembled and commissioned for functional and quality acceptances. The subsequent expertise in plant technology that arose is now utilised in the neighbouring countries of Poland and Hungary too. “The branch has therefore developed into a hub for turnkey solutions and project management,” says Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director of Sales and Service. “The role of Arburg Czechia in our international network of branches is outstanding, he stressed. This was proven among other things by the further development of the Arburg Technology Centre to the Arburg Technology Factory (ATF) with comprehensive turnkey competence.
Arburg Managing Partner Juliane Hehl thanked Jaroslav Novak and Ilja Uhmann, two of the subsidiary's founding members. As managing director, Novak played a key role in setting up the subsidiary and developing it. Although he has been retired since 2015, he continues to support the team today in a consultative capacity. As his right-hand woman, the late Jurneckova played a key role for many years. As service technician, Ilja Uhmann ensured the Allrounders ran smoothly for decades. Further guests of honour during at the event included Tomas Haken, Jiri Zemla and Milan Prachar, who have worked at Arburg for more than 20 years. J
Sales and service location in Franconia marks 25th anniversary
The Arburg Technology Center (ATC) Rednitzhembach also celebrated its silver anniversary on 22 September with around 200 invited guests and senior representatives of the parent company. Juliane Hehl thanked Location Manager Johannes Herbst and the current and former employees who have contributed significantly to the ATC’s success. Gerhard Böhm gave a speech in which he looked back on the development of this Arburg location in Middle Franconia. Live demonstrations and expert presentations rounded off the open house event the next day.
“Small but mighty” is how Juliane Hehl described Arburg’s smallest and youngest German location in Rednitzhembach, south of Nuremberg, in her address at the evening event. “When it comes to pre-sales and after-sales service, everything we have at the Lossburg head office and ATC Radevormwald is also actually available here. But on a smaller scale — which might make it even more personal.” Juliane Hehl also pointed out that some members of the team had been working at the location for decades, which is something very special, especially in today’s fast-moving times.
“When we opened the ATC in Rednitzhembach in 1995, we wanted to create a direct contact point for our customers and partners in the Bavarian, Franconian, and East German regions – following the successful example of our ATC in Radevormwald, which was founded in 1982,” explained Gerhard Böhm. Starting with three employees, the team has grown to eleven people and is supported by 13 service technicians. The then new building was constructed in Arburg’s familiar architectural style and by 1995, the service technicians could already be reached at any time via Eurofunk.
Back then, the ATC handled application technology advice, trials with customer moulds, and the supply of spare parts — all of which it continues to offer today. But the location now also boasts contacts for additive manufacturing and an expert on automation and turnkey projects. The showroom currently has seven Allrounder injection moulding machines and a freeformer ready for industrial production.