Lossburg/Petaling Jaya, 05/10/2022
An important milestone for Arburg’s presence in Asia: On 23 September 2022, the subsidiary in Malaysia celebrated its 30th anniversary. Visu Nagappa, Branch Manager Arburg Malaysia, David Chan, Managing Director Arburg ASEAN, and Ruben Sander, Director Operations Arburg ASEAN, expressed their gratitude for the trust and support from customers and employees. The more than 100 guests invited to the celebration were able to see the benefits of the Gestica machine control system for themselves in the showroom and then celebrated the anniversary in Oktoberfest style.
Hans-Günther Zimmermann, Senior Sales Manager Asia/Africa, conveyed congratulations on behalf of the German Arburg headquarters. David Chan had this to say to the employees: “We would like to celebrate and sincerely thank you for your support and service to our customers over the past 30 years. He further emphasised: “We assure you that we will continue to provide exceptional service and the best quality injection moulding technology in the years to come.”
Highlight: Gestica controller
The focus of the anniversary celebration was the presentation of the Gestica control on a hybrid injection moulding machine Allrounder 570 H. The Gestica control has “smart” assistance functions that actively support the customer. “Our goal was to be able to offer modern injection moulding solutions in Malaysia,” says Visu Nagappa. The Gestica touchscreen control has met with great interest among customers. After the performance, there was a big celebration styled like an Oktoberfest.
Arburg Malaysia’s activities began in 1989 with the sale of two Allrounders. In the early days, our customers were still supported via a trading partner. Due to the good trend in the market, Arburg opened its own subsidiary already in 1992. Four years later, the subsidiary moved to new premises, doubling the usable area to 250 square metres and making it possible to expand the range of services. Today, over 1,200 Allrounder injection molding machines are in operation in Malaysia. The subsidiary offers its customers an expert hotline, a spare parts warehouse, a 160 square meter showroom with an Allrounder for trials with customer moulds, and a wide range of courses and seminars. In addition, there is a sub-branch on Penan Island, which also covers sales, service, applications and spare parts.
German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. Its product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500 kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment.
Arburg is a pioneer in the plastics industry when it comes to production efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability. The “arburgXworld” program comprises all digital products and services and is also the name of the customer portal. The company’s strategies regarding the efficient use of resources and circular economy, as well as all related aspects and activities, are outlined in the “arburgGREENworld” program.
Arburg’s central aim is for customers to be able to produce their plastic products, from one-off parts to large-volume batches, in optimum quality at minimum unit costs. The target groups include, for example, the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology and the white goods sector.
An international sales and service network ensures first-class customer support at a local level: Arburg has its own organisations at 34 locations in 25 different countries and, together with its trading partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Its machines are produced exclusively at the company’s German headquarters in Lossburg. Of a total of roughly 3,500 employees, around 2,900 work in Germany. About 600 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. Arburg has triple certification, in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com