On 23 May 2019, Scholz GmbH & Co. KG from Kronach, Germany, received its one-hundredth Allrounder in a ceremony. For this special occasion, Gertrud Ebert, Managing Director and limited partner, as well as Karl-Herbert Ebert, Head of Technology and Development and authorized signatory of Scholz, travelled to the Arburg parent factory in Lossburg. The anniversary machine represents a milestone in the close cooperation between the two companies, which began in November 1974 with the purchase of the first Allrounder 221E/150.
Scholz is an SME with a staff of 200 and supplies technical precision plastic parts. The company focuses on products for gearing technology, as well as for the automotive, lifestyle products, medical technology, the electrical, IT data technology and microtechnology industry. Currently, these parts are being produced on 80 injection moulding machines with clamping forces of 50 to 3,200 kN; of these, 56 are Allrounders.
On the path to success with Arburg for the past 45 years
Karl-Herbert Ebert is wholly satisfied with the decades-long cooperation: “With Arburg, we can count on always having the up-to-date high-end injection moulding technology at our disposal. Reliability and repetition accuracy is of decisive importance to us. We were also able to implement joint ideas in the development of new technology, for example the micro injection unit.” The range of optional equipment for the Allrounders is almost unlimited. Scholz intensively used this benefit to ensure that the company always stays a step ahead by individualizing the equipment to a great extent. The company also values the direct and highly competent contact persons at Arburg, who always have a sympathetic ear for the Scholz specialists.
Gratitude for the successful cooperation
The anniversary machine, a hybrid Allrounder 470 H with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 290 injection unit, is automated with a Multilift robot system. It will be used to produce technical precision parts, components for gearing technology, and micro switches.
“The one-hundredth Allrounder is a pleasant opportunity to say thank you for the decades of trust-based and inspiring cooperation,” emphasized Oliver Giesen, Director Sales Germany, during handover of the anniversary machine to Gertrud and Karl-Herbert Ebert. “According to his own statement, Scholz pushes beyond technical boundaries, requiring suppliers that go down the same path. We are proud of being able to meet these high requirements”, explains Oliver Giesen, who attended the celebration with Dr. Eberhard Duffner, Director Research & Development, Andreas Koch, Area Sales Manager, Jochen Seeger, Turnkey Department, and Iris Zinsser, Sales Germany.
With a reliable partner towards the future
Karl-Herbert Ebert in turn highlighted the fact that Scholz does not only value Arburg’s technology, but also the holistic approach in the partnership: “In the course of our cooperation, Arburg has always been by our side, true to its brand promise of ‘Wir sind da.’ And we know that we can continue to count on that in the future.”
Oliver Giesen also emphasized the importance of this aspect: “Handing over the anniversary machine is a milestone, and we are looking forward to further joint projects and developments in which, as before, all wheels mesh successfully.”
Photo: The happy attendees of the celebratory handover of the one-hundredth Allrounder: Scholz representatives Gertrud Ebert (3rd from the left), Managing Director and limited partner, as well as Karl-Herbert Ebert (centre), Head of Technology and Development and authorized signatory, together with their Arburg contacts (from left) Oliver Giesen, Director Sales Germany, Andreas Koch, Area Sales Manager, Iris Zinsser, Sales Germany, Dr. Eberhard Duffner, Director Research & Development, and Jochen Seeger, Turnkey Department.
The German family-owned company Arburg is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plastic processing machines. The 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.
The company places the topic of production efficiency at the centre of all its activities, taking into account the entire value chain. The objective is to enable Arburg customers to manufacture their plastic products, whether as one-off parts or in high-volume production, with optimal quality and at minimum unit costs –
for sectors such as the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology and white goods.
An international sales and service network ensures first-class customer support at a local level: Arburg has its own organizations in 26 countries in 34 locations and, together with trading partners, is represented in more than 100 countries. Its machines are produced exclusively at the parent company in Lossburg, Germany. Of a total of roughly 3,000 employees, around 2,500 work in Germany. About 500 further employees work in Arburg’s organisations around the world. In 2012, Arburg became one of the first companies to gain triple certification: ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy).
Further information about Arburg can be found at www.arburg.com