Arburg Celebrates 25 Years in Poland
The Arburg subsidiary in Poland celebrated its silver anniversary on 26 September 2017 in grand style. The 200 guests included a high-ranking delegation from the German parent company, including Managing Partner Michael Hehl and Managing Director Sales Gerhard Böhm. In the unique setting of the Old Orangery in Warsaw, Michael Hehl presented the traditional Arburg anniversary sculpture and looked back over the subsidiary's success story.
Memories of the start of activities of Arburg in Poland were shared by Michael Hehl in his speech: "When we established the Arburg subsidiary in Poland in 1992, we started practically from scratch, as the name Arburg and the Allrounder were not very well known in Poland". Things began with the sale of used machines. The first customers were Plastmot near Katowice and IGA in Łaskarzew near Warsaw, whose representative Leslaw Majewski was a guest at the anniversary celebrations.
Following the sale of the first new machine to Owel in Warsaw, things took off rapidly: the level of recognition for Arburg and its products increased, the subsidiary went from strength to strength and Arburg continuously gained market share. As an expression of gratitude for the long-standing, successful work of the Arburg team, Michael Hehl presented Managing Director Dr Sławomir Śniady with the Arburg anniversary sculpture and thanked the customers on behalf of the entire organisation for the trust they had placed in Arburg and the successful cooperation over the past 25 years. Dr Śniady has headed up the subsidiary since 1995, overseeing its expansion. The team now comprises 21 employees.
The construction of the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Warsaw, which the company moved into last year, marked an important milestone. With a usable floor space of 800 square meters, it offers every opportunity to provide clients with first-class and comprehensive support. The spectrum ranges from the telephone hotline and showroom, which is available for tests with customer molds, through to training offerings. As numerous small and medium-sized family companies in Poland have developed into continuously growing suppliers for the automotive, electrical, packaging and household appliance industries, the Allrounder high-tech machines are very much in demand. The pharmaceuticals and medical technology areas, as well as the automation sector have developed particularly positively with Multilift robotic systems and customer-specific turnkey systems.
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