Lossburg, Germany — An annual fixture on the plastics injection molding calendar, Arburg GmbH + Co. KG's Technology Days event, which took place this year from March 14-17 March, drew visitors — some 6,300 of them — from 54 countries around the globe, all of whom were there for the latest developments on display in the more than 50 exhibits on show at the company's glass-and-steel headquarters in Lossburg.
From the five different lightweight construction technologies on display to the six new digital assistance packages shown in the Efficiency Arena, the Technology Days offered a comprehensive overview of the company's advancements over the past year.
These were not all confined to technology alone, as became clear during a March 13 news conference, held the evening before the event kicked off. Financially speaking, the figures for 2017 “were very special for us,” said Arburg managing partner Michael Hehl.
Consolidated sales for 2017 is projected to come to some 680 million euros, compared to 636 million euros in 2016, and 596 million the year before. Incoming orders for machines were up over 27 percent compared to 2016, with the electric machines contributing significantly to this growth.
“In the case of electric Allrounders, we achieved an increase of 43 percent from 2016 to 2017,” director of finance, Jürgen Boll, reported.