Injection Moulding Arburg Denmark celebrates 25th anniversary
Machine manufacturer Arburg has had its own subsidiary in Denmark since 1997. To mark the 25th anniversary, an open house and a festive evening event were held on 2 June 2022.
The activity of Arburg in Denmark began in 1959, when the company delivered the first injection moulding machine to a customer: the former company Ulstrup Plast is now part of the large SP Group and still closely associated with Arburg. Søren Ulstrup, son of the company founder, and Frank Gad, CEO of SP Group, attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Arburg Denmark in early June. Another guest of honour was Eddie Oswald, who, as an Arburg veteran, has played a key role in ensuring that many business contacts in Denmark have been maintained for decades. From 1978, he sold Allrounder injection moulding technology at Arburg’s trading partner Hahn+Kolb before founding E. Oswald Plastteknik in 1995. To better serve its growing customer base and the Danish market, Arburg acquired Eddie Oswald’s company and all its employees in 1997 and appointed him as the first Managing Director of Arburg in Hvidovre. The grand opening took place at the Lego Centre in Billund.
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In 2007, the team moved into new premises in Greve, located about 30 kilometres south of Copenhagen. In the meantime, Steffen Eppler was interim managing director before Michael Kylling took over the management of the now twelve-strong team in March 2018, half of whom are service technicians. “Above all, our customers appreciate the all-round good service provided by our experienced team,” explains Michael Kylling. “We offer customised solutions for smaller plastics processing companies as well as for the large global players in the country.” To this end, the subsidiary works closely with colleagues from the German headquarters in Lossburg and from other worldwide locations. Its Allrounders and Freeformers are particularly successful in the medical technology, electronics, construction/building technology and leisure sectors.
The subsidiary houses a showroom, space for training courses, a spare parts warehouse and offices on 350 m2 of space. The Open House on the occasion of the anniversary also took place there. Three automated injection moulding exhibits were presented live, including a hydraulic Allrounder 270 S compact, as well as a Freeformer 300-3X for industrial additive manufacturing.