On 15 September 2022, the Arburg subsidiary in Poland celebrated a round anniversary: its 30th year in business. Konrad Szymczak, Managing Director of Arburg Poland, greeted the 80 or so guests. The “Oktoberfest”-themed celebrations looked back at 30 successful years, with speeches and entertaining photo shows taking centre-stage.
“Today we are delighted to celebrate 30 years of Arburg Poland with our customers, partners, and employees,” said Konrad Szymczak. On behalf of Arburg headquarters in Germany, Silvia Bednar, Sales Representative for Poland, congratulated the subsidiary on its anniversary. Guests of honour included Dr. Sławomir Śniady, who was Managing Director of the subsidiary for 25 years, and Marek Zembrzuski, who held the role of authorised signatory at Arburg in Poland for 29 years. In his speech, Dr. Sławomir Śniady expressed his gratitude for the many years of cooperation. Together with Konrad Szymczak, Marek Zembrzuski looked back over the successful history of Arburg Poland.
A hearty feast
Around 80 guests came to the “Oktoberfest”-themed anniversary celebrations. Our technology was not neglected either: an electric Allrounder 570 A with Gestica control system manufactured brushes from polypropylene live. A special highlight of the celebrations were photo shows that brought back memories of the subsidiary’s milestones over the decades, and of previous trade fairs and customer events.
Development in Poland: From zero to a hundred
30 years ago the name Arburg and the Allrounders were not very well known in Poland. At first, we sold used machine there, but then, pretty quickly, new machines as well. The subsidiary developed very well and Arburg continuously gained more market share. The construction of the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Warsaw, which the company moved into in 2016, marked an important milestone. With a usable floor space of 800 square metres, it offers every opportunity to provide customers with first-class and comprehensive support. Still today, the services range from the expert hotline and Application Technology consultation, through the spare parts warehouse and the showroom, to training.
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