Arburg invests in Polish location
- Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction
- Polish subsidiary to receive new, representative premises measuring 800 square metres
- Arburg has been partner to the Polish injection moulding industry for more than 20 years
On 17 September 2013, the big day finally arrived: The groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of construction for the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Warsaw. The new, representative premises for the subsidiary in Poland will have a useable floorspace of 800 m² and will further improve the outstanding customer support for which Arburg is well-known for in the industry. At the heart of the new building will be the 240 square-metre showroom, which will offer space for seven Allrounder injection moulding machines.
"The new building represents an important milestone in our company's international presence and above all reflects the importance of the Polish market, on which we have been present for over 20 years," said Stephan Doehler, Sales Director Europe, in his speech as a representative of the German Arburg headquarters.
Many important customers from Poland responded to the invitation from Dr. Slawomir Sniady, the subsidiary's Managing Director, to celebrate the start of construction. The entire facility is set to be completed towards the end of 2014.
Ideal conditions for comprehensive service
Dr. Slawomir Sniady believes that the construction of the subsidiary's own premises is an important step in the right direction: "Our new building on one of Warsaw's main thoroughfares will strengthen our image and have a positive influence on the way we manage the market. The new showroom offers ideal conditions for customer support and training. Our Arburg Technology Center (ATC) will thus be an impressive resource for our company in Poland."
The carefully chosen new location offers easy access for customers. In addition, the usable floorspace is set to more than double from its current level of 300 square metres. Covering an area of approximately 800 square metres, the new building will house offices, a canteen, spare parts store, training room and a generously proportioned demonstration room. This area will be almost three times the size of the current facility: The showroom in the new building, which measures around 240 square metres, will have space for seven machines, enabling significantly more Allrounders to be presented and customer moulds to be intensively tested in the future.
New premises combine functionality, design and efficiency
The subsidiary's new building will be innovative not just in terms of space and equipment, but also when it comes to construction and facility management. Architecturally, the new building will echo the style of the Lossburg Customer Center and will follow a modular design. The most obvious mark is the large glass facade.
As with all its new buildings worldwide, Arburg is setting high standards in terms of the environment and the conservation of resources at the new Polish premises. Climate control in the building, for example, is via geothermal energy and heat exchangers. Further features include an outdoor rainwater collection basin and an on-site wastewater treatment plant.
Customers look forward to the new Arburg premises
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several important customers from the automotive, packaging, electrical and electronics, and medical technology industries, among others, including representatives from the liquid silicone (LSR) and powder materials (PIM) sectors. They unanimously stated that they were looking forward to the new ATC and the new facilities there, and praised the outstanding support provided by Dr. Slawomir Sniady and his team.
ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
Arburg, a German machine construction company, is one of the leading global manufacturers of injection moulding machines for plastics processing with clamping forces between 125 kN and 5,000 kN. Robotic systems, customer- and sector-specific turnkey solutions and further peripherals round off our product range.
In keeping with its motto "Arburg for efficient injection moulding", the company places the overarching topic of production efficiency at the centre of all its activities, taking into account the entire value-added chain. The objective is to enable the Arburg customers to manufacture their products in optimal quality at minimum unit costs - e.g. for the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology, or the white goods sector.
An international sales and service network guarantees first-class, local customer support. Arburg is represented by its own organisations at 32 locations in 24 countries and by trading partners in more than 50 countries. The machines are produced exclusively at the parent factory in Lossburg, Germany. From a total of more than 2,200 employees, around 1,840 work in Germany. About 360 further employees work in Arburg's organisations around the world. In 2012, Arburg became one of the first companies to gain triple certification: to ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.Arburg.com.