Weißer + Grießhaber GmbH, based in Mönchweiler, Germany, specialises in high-precision, small plastic parts manufactured in large quantities and with a high degree of automation. The family-owned company has been relying on Arburg injection moulding technology for over 50 years. In October 2022, a very special event in the decades-long, successful cooperation took place: the ceremonial handover of the company’s hundredth Allrounder.
“Arburg covers the entire technology spectrum with its precise and reliable Allrounder injection moulding machines and also offers very high service quality,” said Reinhard Fauser, Managing Director of Weißer + Grießhaber. He also cited Arburg’s innovative strength and technical advice as well as the stability and dependability of a family-owned company as additional reasons for the successful partnership spanning more than five decades.
Two-component Allrounder for gear teeth and transmission parts
Reinhard Fauser came to Lossburg to receive the milestone machine together with Tobias Trippel, Head of Equipment Construction + Industrial Engineering, Kai Hartelt, Equipment Planning and Frank Wiedmaier, Head of Purchasing.
“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Arburg and working together to solve challenging problems in the field of injection moulding in the future,” said Reinhard Fauser as he took delivery of the electric two-component Allrounder 520 A with a clamping force of 1,500 kN and injection units in sizes 290 and 70. The machine is equipped with OPC UA interfaces, enabling it to communicate with all peripheral equipment and PDA/MDA systems. The new Allrounder will be used to produce gear teeth and transmission parts for prestigious automotive suppliers.
Over a billion parts per year
Weißer + Grießhaber is a family-owned business that was founded in 1969 – the same year that its successful cooperation with Arburg began when it purchased its first Allrounder. Today, the company’s machine fleet features Allrounders from various series covering a range of clamping forces from 250 to 5,000 kN. The machines are used to produce over one billion parts per year, with the majority (around 60 per cent) going to the automotive industry. More than 50 per cent of these parts are exported.
The company has a broad product portfolio covering gear teeth and transmission technology, hybrid and multi-component technology, micro-filters and thin-wall technology, lenses and optical parts, as well as assembly and automation technology. Weißer + Grießhaber has a workforce of 310 employees and generated turnover of 55 million euros in 2021 with series production and in-house mould and equipment construction.
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 at the company’s German headquarters in Lossburg. Of a total of roughly 3,600 employees, around 3,000 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