Lossburg, 7 June 2022
In 1996, Arburg established its own subsidiary in Turkey. Due to corona restrictions, only 40 customers in small groups could attend the Open House in December 2021. Then, on 1 June we were at last able to officially celebrate 25 years in business. The exclusive anniversary event was attended by around 180 enthusiastic guests. High-profile representatives from the parent company were Renate Keinath, Managing Partner, and Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales and Service.
The backdrop to this unique evening was an atmospheric boat trip with gala dinner on the Bosporus. “I am delighted to celebrate with you in these very special surroundings the 25th anniversary of our Turkish subsidiary, and I am very impressed with the team’s achievements over the past decades,” Renate Keinath stated in her speech. “A presence on the Bosporus has always been particularly important for us because it builds a bridge between the countries of Europe and the Arab states.” On behalf of the owner families and the entire Arburg organisation, she thanked Engin Malcan, Managing Director of Arburg Turkey, and presented him with the anniversary sculpture.
Arburg’s 55 year presence on the Bosporus
Back in 1967, Arburg sold the first Allrounder injection moulding machine to Turkey via its then trading partner BHK Makine. Its customer was Teksan, the first national manufacturer of water meters. For strategic reasons, a separate organisation was founded in 1996 – Arburg Plastik Enjeksiyon Makinaları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti with four employees at the time.
Since 2001, Managing Director, Engin Malcan, has been driving the dynamic development in Turkey with his 17-strong team:
“In the meantime, we are the market leader for premium injection mouIding machines in our export-oriented country. Arburg Turkey is a forward-thinking organisation and is constantly endeavouring to improve and to strengthen its market position.”
Growing demand for high-quality machine technology
In Turkey, Arburg is experiencing growing demand for high-quality injection moulding machines, including an increasing number of electrically driven series. Allrounders are particularly sought after for the production of electronic and medical technology products, as well as in the automotive and packaging industries.
Arburg is now a market leader in premium injection moulding machines in this export-rich country. In 2005, the subsidiary moved into its current building in Beylikdüzü near Istanbul. It also has a 210-square-metre showroom with space for three to six Allrounders for training, tests, and mould trials.
Besides sales, consulting and service play a very important role in Turkey. The subsidiary offers its customers a 24-hour hotline and globally networked logistics. Around 90 per cent of all spare parts ordered are at the customer’s site within 24 hours. The team includes long-standing employees with extensive expertise. One of them is Adem Vardar, a service technician who has been with the subsidiary from the very beginning and who now puts his many years of expertise to good use in an executive position as Service Manager. Since 2021, Arburg’s Turkish Service has also been supporting customers in Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Bulgaria with maintenance and commissioning for projects.
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.
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 workforce of around 3,500, around 2,900 people are employed in Germany. Around 600 people work in Arburg 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