Formal opening of new training center
More digitalisation and customer focus
On March 6, 2020, ARBURG officially inaugurated its new training centre in the presence of around 170 invited guests from the region. The new 13,700-m² building will allow customers to benefit from the latest digital training technology and machine equipment.
Greater customer focus
“Our intention to build such a training centre was simply about people,” emphasized Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesperson for the Management in his opening speech. “That is because despite high tech and increasing digitalisation, people still play a crucial role for a successful future.”
The new training centre, offering 13,700 m² of floor space, features a large machine hall with space for 15 ALLROUNDERs to provide practical training courses on ARBURG technology. But there is also ample space for theory courses, with 11 classrooms being available, all of which are equipped with a modern smart board. In addition, each course participant uses his or her own touch-screen PC running a simulated control system. The PCs are networked with each other. But there is even more digitalisation than that: data can be transferred from the smart board in the classroom to a smaller board on the respective machine. This enables real-time interaction and cooperation independent of location or device.
The ARBURG health centre has moved into the 4th floor of the building, providing ARBURG employees with the opportunity to holistically boost and protect their health.
The new 13,700-m² building will increase the total floor space at the German headquarters by almost 5% to around 180,000 m². In architectural terms, the training centre resembles the Customer Center inaugurated in 2009. Here, too, it’s all about combining state-of-the-art building technology with environmental protection and the conservation of resources. One outstanding and visible example of this is the 7,200-m² "structural glazing" façade with partially curved, energy-efficient triple glazing. Other important elements include the proven air conditioning system, with low-temperature utilisation and full air conditioning as well as the use of rainwater and waste and surplus heat from production.
Festive opening event
About 170 invited guests from the region were able to experience a unique event with a stage performance by science-comedy act “Die Physikanten” presenting the topic of "training and knowledge" in a very special way, followed by speeches by District Administrator Dr. Klaus Michael Rückert, Mayor Christoph Enderle and architect Siegfried Schmelzle. Afterwards, the visitors had an opportunity to experience the new training centre for themselves during a tour.