"We are delighted that so many experts from around the world have come to Lossburg for the Arburg Packaging Days 2014," said Helmut Heinson, Managing Director Sales at Arburg, as he welcomed some 220 international guests on 5 November. "Topics such as machine availability, production efficiency and service and spare parts supply are particularly important in the packaging industry. Our aim is to examine all of these aspects in detail during the international conference."
The focus lay on the topic of production efficiency, which was considered all along the value chain. Arburg offered a live presentation of four injection moulding solutions for the cost-efficient production of thin-walled containers, closures and other packaging items. In a series of specialist presentations, internal and external speakers explained market trends and technical solutions. Moreover, guests had the opportunity to hold discussions with the experts and to take a look behind the scenes at the German machine manufacturer's headquarters. "Our first event to focus specifically on the topic of packaging attracted a number of well-known customers and speakers," summarised Andreas Reich, Senior Sales Manager Packaging at Arburg. "We showed in very practical terms how we have adapted our modular injection moulding technology to the specific needs of the packaging industry in recent years and the response has been extremely positive overall."
One example of this is Kevin Chew, Technical Manager at Apex Plastech, Thailand, and a speaker at the internationalen conference in Lossburg: "We have been using injection moulding machines from Arburg for the past three years and have already become major fans. As well as the reliable machine technology, we are particularly impressed with the company's personnel, who support us with great expertise whenever we need it and who have our absolute trust." In his presentation, he explained how his company has managed, with Arburg's help, to switch to the packaging industry, becoming one of the leading manufacturers in this area in Thailand.