Restructuring New company: Arburg combines additive manufacturing activities under one roof
Germany — Machine manufacturer Arburg has established a new subsidiary: Arburg additive. Also based in Lossburg, Germany, it will house all of the company's activities related to additive manufacturing. The Managing Director will be Dr Victor Roman, who is set to join the company on 1 December 2021.
In founding a new company dedicated to additive manufacturing, Arburg is highlighting the significance and future potential that it believes additive manufacturing holds as a key supplementary production method in plastic processing. Following the invention and launch of the Freeformer, plus the purchase of innovatiq, the logical next step was to combine the full range of additive manufacturing activities under one roof, the company announced.
With Dr Victor Roman taking up the Managing Director position, Arburg additive will put an experienced industry expert at the helm. Roman, 52, studied mechanical engineering and physics before working at an international technology group for more than two decades, a role that gave him extensive experience in development, sales and additive manufacturing.
Over the course of 2022, Arburg Plastic Freeforming will switch entirely over to the new company. This division now has around 40 employees working in sales, development, application technology and assembly. Innovatiq, which currently employs approximately 25 staff members, will remain an independent company based in Feldkirchen, near Munich, but will be affiliated with Arburg additive. Innovatiq Managing Director Florian Bautz will in future report to Dr Victor Roman.