25 years of ARBURG in China
Shanghai subsidiary celebrates anniversary
ARBURG celebrated "25 years of ARBURG in China" on 7 July 2017 in the presence of around 200 invited guests. Managing Partner Renate Keinath presented Zhao Tong, Managing Director of the ARBURG organisations in China, with the anniversary sculpture commemorating 25 successful years.
Expression of thanks to customers and the ARBURG team
Speaking on behalf of the parent company, Renate Keinath and Managing Director Sales Gerhard Böhm thanked Zhao Tong and his team for their outstanding commitment and the company's Chinese customers for their trust and positive cooperation.
Anniversary sculpture as sign of recognition
"We wish to honour the highly motivated, long-standing and successful efforts with a very special gift," said Renate Keinath, presenting the "25 years of ARBURG China" anniversary sculpture to Zhao Tong.
Video messages of congratulations
Further messages of congratulations were conveyed by video relay: Senior Partner Eugen Hehl expressed his personal thanks to the Chinese employees. In addition, several colleagues from the ARBURG parent company and a number of customers from China took this opportunity to express their congratulations on the occasion of the silver anniversary and to wish the employees all the best for the future.
ARBURG's three locations in China
Managing Director Sales Gerhard Böhm gave a review on the success story of ARBURG in China: It all began in 1992 with the establishment of a fully owned subsidiary in Hong Kong, followed by two more subsidiaries - Shanghai in 2004 and Shenzhen in 2006. This strong presence with three locations demonstrates the extreme importance of China for ARBURG. Services include a hotline staffed by experts, experienced service and application engineers, a well-equipped spare parts warehouse, showrooms for trials involving ALLROUNDERs and the freeformer, a multi-faceted training programme, as well as a machine warehouse in Shanghai. The decision to communicate in the local language also reflects the great importance of China for ARBURG.
Successful launch of the anniversary celebrations
The celebrations culminated in a multi-course dinner and a cocktail party with jazz music on the roof of the "Peace Hotel". Following this successful kick-off in Shanghai, "25 years of Arburg in China" will be celebrated once again on 22 September 2017 at the Shenzhen location together with customers from that region.