Presentation of the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award
The Arburg Energy Efficiency Award was officially presented on Tuesday 10 March 2015. Since 2008, Arburg has annually bestowed this award to companies for outstanding activities in the field of energy efficiency. The winner for 2015 is ARaymond, one of the world’s market leaders in clip fasteners for the automotive industry.
Based on internal environmental guidelines, the French family-owned company promotes environmental protection in all 37 of its independent affiliates. In a move designed to reduce energy requirements, for example, the company invests primarily in electric and hybrid injection moulding machines. In recognition of its global activities, ARaymond has been selected as the recipient of the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award 2015.
The award was presented at an event with some 40 invited guests at the Arburg headquarters in Lossburg, Germany. ARaymond was represented at the celebration by a high-ranking delegation from France, Germany and the Czech Republic, including François Raymond, Dominique Roullet-Revol, Jürgen Trefzer and Tomas Cerman. The guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stauber, Director of the Fraunhofer Project Group for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies, IWKS.
In his welcoming speech, Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for the Arburg Management Team, emphasised the importance of the award: “With this award, we have each year since 2008 shown our appreciation for companies who, like us, take an innovative, all-embracing and global approach to the subject of energy efficiency and who excel on account of their corporate philosophy and activities.”
In his speech honouring the prize-winner, Helmut Heinson, Managing Director Sales at Arburg, explained: “We have enjoyed a very fruitful partnership with this year’s award-winner over a number of decades. And not just in Germany and Europe. We are also a successful team in America and Asia. Currently, some 250 Allrounder injection moulding machines are in operation at the company’s production plants in China, Germany, France, India, Italy, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the US. A Freeformer for additive manufacturing was added in autumn 2014."
Speaking on behalf of the entire ARaymond workforce, Dominique Roullet-Revol, Chief Operations Officer at ARaymond, expressed his thanks for the dynamic international cooperation and for the special award. “For us, the Arburg Energy Efficiency Award 2015 represents important and encouraging recognition of the consistent implementation of our global energy efficiency targets.”
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