Production efficiency can help companies gain a competitive edge and: "this is how we help our customers," said Arburg's Managing Director Sales Helmut Heinson at the press conference held at the start of the annual Technology Days at the company's headquarters in the Black Forest town of Lossburg.
Customers that are increasingly based in the U.S.. "We see manufacturing returning to the U.S.," said Heinson. "This is accompanied by high levels of investment in new machines, which we are matching with our own investment in new headquarters in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. For us, the U.S. is a growth market." He added: "We are seeing a similar reindustrialization process in the UK, as well. But so far, not elsewhere in Europe."
Production efficiency is driving demand for bigger machines, as reflected by the growth in large-tonnage presses with clamping force up to 500 metric tons. "Mainly, these are for packaging applications, where multi-cavity molds that require bigger machines are common," remarked Heinson.