Arburg is coming off another record year as preliminary turnover in 2015 is expected to hit €580 million.
The German injection molding powerhouse started off 2016 in a bang, according to their new Managing Director of Sales, Gerhard Böhm, “the first quarter of this year is even better than that of 2015. Every region is growing for us.”
As for Arburg China, Managing Director Toni Tong said he was happy with the 2015 financial year because “we achieved our targets”.
To further expand its presence in Asia, Arburg has founded its own subsidiary in Taichung, Taiwan by taking over the sales and service team from its former part C&F International Corp.
“Due to Taiwan’s great importance as an innovative market with many high-end companies, we are taking prompt action to secure and strategically expand our local presence there,” explained Overseas Sales Director Andrea Carta.
Another reason, he said, is because having its own organization offers better global support for customers in the region. Arburg Taiwan will completely take over the work of after-sale service.
C&F will continue to take care of some key accounts for Arburg in the injection molding field, as well as selling the necessary peripheral processing equipment.
At CHINAPLAS 2016, Arburg presented its new Golden Electric injection molding machine series that was only launched onto the market in March.
This is an entry-level all electric machine equipped with standardized components, such as a fixed combination of distance between tie-bars, clamping force and injection unit size for more competitive pricing.
It is available in the four sizes 370, 470, 520 and 570 with clamping forces of 600kN, 1,000kN, 1,500kN and 2,000kN respectively.
“This machine series is set to continue the success story of our hydraulic entry-level Golden Edition models,” Böhm said. “It is designed to meet customer demand for high-performance entry-level electric machines for the precise, energy-efficient production of sophisticated molded parts.”