The German machine construction company ARBURG GmbH + Co KG, which has always been a family-run business, is a world leader with its injection-moulding machines of small and medium
clamping forces. The comprehensive machine range with clamping forces of between 125 kN and 5000 kN and the corresponding peripherals are used in the production of plastic parts for the automotive sector, for communication and entertainment electronics, for medical technology, domestic appliances and in the packaging industry, for example. Furthermore Arburg's product range is completed by modular robotic systems, complex project tasks and other machine peripherals.
Based in the northern
Black Forest, in Lossburg, Germany, Arburg’s global presence extends to all the important world markets, with 23 subsidiaries and representative offices in 22 countries and trading partners as represantives in 70 countries, including Hestico (Pty) Ltdin South Africa, Arbtechno Ltd.in Japanand Comtec IPE in Australia. Worldwide production and administrative headquarters are based in Lossburg with approximately 1,650 of the worldwide 1,950 employees.
In 2005, the consolidated turnover of the Hehl Group, with its 21 subsidiaries worldwide, amounted to rounded 307 euros.
Apart from the standard processes, the company portfolio includes special equipment versions for
thermoset, elastomerand siliconeprocessing, gas injection moulding technology(GIT), the Mucellprocess, encapsulation inserts and multi-component injection moulding. Arburg supplies special machine configurations for the specialist area of optical discs(OD), powder materials (PIM) and preformsfrom PET.
*1923 Establishing of family-run business
*1956 Start of series production of injection moulding machines
*1960 Sale of the 1,000th injection moulding machine
*1961 Patenting of the "Allrounder principle" for achieving up to ten different working positions
*1963 Development and production of the first two-colour machine
*1982 First machine with graphical user interface
*1993 Presentation of machine control Selogica
*2000 Opening of Arburg II adding a further 36,000 square meters of floorspace to the production area - a total of 150,000 square meters now
*2006: Anniversary year: "50 years of ARBURG injection moulding machines"
* [http://www.arburg.com company website]
* [http://www.comtecipe.com australian contact]
* [http://www.hestico.co.za south african contact]
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