In keeping with the special occasion, the anniversary celebration was held in the chapel of Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). The around 70 guests included customers from Spain and Portugal as well as a high-profile delegation from the German Arburg headquarters, including Managing Partner Renate Keinath and European Sales Director Stephan Doehler.
Thanks extended to customers from Spain and PortugalIn her speech, Renate Keinath commented as follows: - The fact that we can celebrate our silver anniversary is thanks to our dedicated team and our customers. Without them, we would not be what we are today: one of the market leaders in Spain and Portugal.” In the name of the entire Arburg organisation, she expressed her thanks to the customers for the trust they place in Arburg and for the successful cooperation over the past decades. “It confirms to us that we adopted the right path 25 years ago and that our ongoing investments on the Iberian market have been worthwhile.
During her speech, she took stock of the milestones and the successful development of the subsidiary, which Martín Cayre has managed since 2007.
Active in Spain since 1962The activities in Spain began with delivery of the first injection moulding machines back in 1962. In 1989, Arburg then founded its own subsidiary in order to provide comprehensive support to the local customers.
Sabadell was selected as the location because most of the country’s injection moulding companies were based in Barcelona or within Catalonia, due to the good infrastructure there and because the region, even then, represented the largest and most important market.
Two locations, in Madrid and BarcelonaIn the early 1990s, the Spanish market grew and Arburg received an increasing number of enquiries from central Spain.
In 1997, Arburg S.A. additionally took on the task of supporting the customers in Portugal. In 1998, the subsidiary’s headquarters was then moved to Arganda del Rey/Madrid, as the central location of the Spanish capital made it easier to support the entire region.
In 2008, there followed a move into a larger, more modern building. This opened up new opportunities to extend the range of training courses and open house events.
The location in Sabadell remained in operation because Catalonia is still the largest regional market for injection moulding machines in Spain and this enabled the subsidiary to maintain its close relations with many important customers.
With the Arburg Technology Centres in Madrid and Barcelona, the company is extremely well positioned today. The centrepiece of both locations is a showroom in which the Allrounders are not only presented, but can also be used for customer tests, for example. Furthermore, facilities for the spare part service, customer service and customer training are also available here.