Arburg Expands in Czech Republic
Arburg GmbH + Co. KG, Lossburg, Germany, has expanded its Technology Center (ATC) in Brno, Czech Republic. The new extension was officially opened in the presence of Arburg Partners Eugen, Juliane and Michael Hehl. The 615 m2 extension brings the available floor space to more than 1,660 m2 , providing plenty of space for the booming automation solutions sector, as well as turnkey systems. Moreover, there will now be a separate area dedicated entirely to the Freeformer and additive manufacturing at Arburg's Czech subsidiary.
Since the beginning of the year, the Czech subsidiary has been under the management of Dr Daniel Orel, who has played a key role in promoting the establishment and expansion of the automation sector since the retirement of longstanding subsidiary manager Jaroslav Novak at the end of 2014, after 22 years of service.
In his speech, Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team, highlighted the continuously rising demand in the automation sector: “Annual growth rates here are between 10 and 15 percent. Of the total of 34 employees, five are exclusively responsible for automation solutions and specific turnkey systems. The addition of five more is planned in the near future." Hehl emphasised that the investment of approximately one million euros in the extension of the ATC Brno clearly underscores the importance Arburg attaches to its Czech subsidiary.
Dr Orel added that he was proud that there would now be a separate area for the Freeformer and that the Brno subsidiary would become a central point of contact for existing and prospective customers from Eastern and Central Europe. The fact that there will be a special "Manager Additive Manufacturing” in the person of Marek Zloch, who will provide advice on all aspects of the Freeformer and additive manufacturing, was particularly well received.
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