The German machinery manufacturing major, Arburg GmbH + Co., recently announced the opening of the new premises of its Italian subsidiary, Arburg Srl, on September 30, 2020.
In the presence of over 100 guests, Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director of Arburg Srl, opened the new premises in Peschiera Borromeo, on the outskirts of Milan. Also in attendance were Managing Directors Mr. Gerhard Böhm and Mr. Guido Frohnhaus, as well as Mr. Stephan Doehler, Arburg’s European Sales Director, prominent guests from the Arburg parent company.
Open House events were held at the premises on October 1 and 2, when around 200 guests were able to experience innovative machines and applications live and to gather comprehensive information about "smart" digital products and services.
The Arburg subsidiary in Italy has remodeled its building in Peschiera Borrome, as well as expanding it by 80%, so it now covers about 2,000 sq m, offering more space not only for intensive customer support and training, but also for larger conferences and events.
“With this event and the expansion of the subsidiary, we are sending a positive message for the future and underline the great importance that Italy has for us as our most important European foreign market,” emphasized Managing Director Sales, Mr. Gerhard Böhm in his speech.
Mr. Abbruzzetti noted that Arburg has been present in Italy for almost 30 years and is a solid and reliable partner for production-efficient plastics processing. The company’s 42-strong Italian team provides customers with support ranging from application technology consulting and mould testing, to training and after-sales service.
The larger showroom now offers space for up to ten Allrounder injection moulding machines, presenting a broad cross-section of the Arburg portfolio. Customers can test their own moulds on various hydraulic, hybrid and electric Allrounder’s. In addition, there are now special areas for Arburg Plastic Freeforming on the Freeformer and for the presentation of digital products and services relating to arburgXworld.
The training area was expanded by around 30% and now covers 114 square metres. The completely glassed-in meeting room is an architectural highlight and Arburg says it is reminiscent of the Customer Center at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg, Germany.
A particular highlight of the Open House event was a “green” application around an Allrounder 270 S compact, processing the IamNature® organic material from partner Maip Group. Salad servers were produced by this energy-efficient and compact machine, using the innovative organic compound.
An electric high-performance Allrounder 470 A produced doorstops made of Kreiburg TPE thermoplastic® K, which possesses a particularly low specific weight. This injection moulding application illustrated how choosing suitable materials can reduce part weight and cycle time.
Mr. Abbruzzetti declared the opening event and subsequent open house to be an “all-round success.”