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German injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg has started construction on a 27,000 sq-ft building in Rocky Hill, CT that will house the company's U.S. headquarters. The new premises will offer sufficient space to include a showroom, machine and spare parts warehouses and will cater to the growing turnkey solutions area.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 19, 2013

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Arburg breaks ground on new U.S. headquarters in Connecticut

German injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg has started construction on a 27,000 sq-ft building in Rocky Hill, CT that will house the company's U.S. headquarters. The new premises will offer sufficient space to include a showroom, machine and spare parts warehouses and will cater to the growing turnkey solutions area.

"The new building to house Arburg's U.S. headquarters represents a further important milestone for our activities here in the USA," said Arburg President Friedrich Kanz at the company's recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Untitled1.jpgArburg's future U.S. headquarters is situated about six miles from its previous Newington location. The company says the new building offers all the facilities for further intensifying cooperation with the customers, which is becoming increasingly important in light of the ever more challenging technical requirements.

"Consequently, everything will be housed under one roof at Rocky Hill: numerous Arburg experts with many years' experience and comprehensive know-how, as well as a modern machine fleet," the company said. A showroom will take up the central area and offer space for up to seven Allrounders injection molding machines, which will be available both for customer-mold testing and training purposes. Adjacent to this, will be rooms for training and technical seminars.

In addition, there will be a warehouse area for Allrounders that may require customer-specific adaptation prior to their rapid delivery. With a 38 tonne gantry crane, the necessary logistics will be provided for all machine sizes and large unit numbers. There will also be a large centralized spare parts warehouse for all Allrounders on the U.S. market in order to ensure even faster deliveries.

Arbug said that an important area gaining significance in the U.S. is turnkey systems, which Arburg supplies as a general contractor: from design and implementation through to commissioning and after-sales service. Sufficient space will also be available in the new building for the assembly and acceptance testing of customer-specific production cells of this type.

The company anticipates this new facility will be open in about a year.

Arburg says it's been well represented in the U.S. since 1991. In addition to the current Arburg headquarters in Newington, two other locations were established: The Arburg Technology Center in Irvine, CA opened in 1993 and later moved into a new building in 2007, while the Arburg Technology Center Midwest in Elgin, IL, opened in 2007.

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