In March 2016, ARBURG opened its new assembly hall,which adds 18,600 square metres to the total floorspace available at the ARBURG headquarters in Lossburg, bringing it to around 165,000 square metres. Of the 78 machine test stands available there, 38 are intended for turnkey systems, which will be configured and commissioned along with their peripheral equipment.
Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and spokesperson for the ARBURG Management Team, emphasised in his address that the eight-figure investment in the new building, underscoring the company's commitment to its local region and to environmental protection, as well as its strong customer focus. He explained that this was due to the continuously rising demand for machines with complex equipment, large ALLROUNDER injection moulding machines with clamping forces up to 5,000 kN and customised turnkey solutions.
A number of high-profile speakers congratulated the company on its impressive investment record. William R. Carteaux, President of SPI (Society of the Plastics Industry), expressed his congratulations in a video-link message and emphasised how much he admired ARBURG's construction and technological efforts. Thorsten Kühmann, Managing Director of the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association explained the success factors: "German machine manufacturers such as ARBURG are successful because their approach is sustainable in every respect. The focus remains on the family-run company and an understanding of the needs of customers. He illustrated his point using the examples of the high-quality injection moulding machines, the additive manufacturing system and the concept for the implementation of "Industry 4.0".