1. December 2022

60 years of Schall – 28th Fakuma – with exhibitor ARBURG


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In Schall’s anniversary year, we visit partners of excellence at our international trade fairs. Today our path leads us through the picturesque Black Forest to an internationally renowned company in the plastics industry, ARBURG, based in Lossburg in Baden-Württemberg. We will be welcomed by Dr Christoph Schumacher, Director Global Marketing.

WIR SIND DA – ARBURG’s brand promise to customers, partners and employees also characterises the beginning of the cooperation between the innovative injection moulding machine manufacturer from the Black Forest and the Schall trade fair company. Trade fair promoter Paul Eberhard Schall had the following to say about the premiere of Fakuma in 1981: “Without the commitments and innovative ideas of the first exhibitors, led by Eugen and Karl Hehl as managing partners of ARBURG at the time, the success story of Fakuma would not have come about as it did.” At the first Fakuma, ARBURG was already flying the flag at a 120 square metre exhibition stand in Friedrichshafen. In more than four decades, the productive partnership between the two companies has steadily deepened. ARBURG values Fakuma as one of the most important trade fairs in its worldwide strategic trade fair planning and as a practical platform in the tri-border region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ARBURG also supports Fakuma with heart and soul through its participation in the trade fair advisory board. A pioneering spirit, enthusiasm for technical innovations and the willingness to make courageous decisions not only united the Hehl brothers with Paul Eberhard Schall, but also characterise the spirit of both companies to this day. ARBURG is currently presenting itself at Fakuma with a 1700 square metre, two-storey exhibition stand, which makes the company motto impressively tangible: WIR SIND DA.

The family-owned company ARBURG can look back on a history of around 100 years and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machines for plastics processing. Around 2,800 employees work at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg – around 3,400 worldwide. The company has its own organisations in 25 countries and at 34 locations. With ARBURG ALLROUNDER injection moulding machines – 100 per cent “made in Lossburg” – customers from all over the world produce high-quality plastic parts, e.g. for the automotive and packaging industries, communications and consumer electronics, medical technology and the toy and white goods sectors. The products created on Arburg machines range from so-called micro parts weighing just a few hundredths of a gram to plastic parts weighing four kilograms – including numerous everyday objects from toothbrushes to car switches. The ARBURG portfolio is supplemented by the freeformer for additive manufacturing for batch size 1 and small series. In addition, there are robotic systems, customer- and industry-specific turnkey systems and other peripherals. ARBURG thus covers the entire spectrum: from individual one-off parts to large-scale production in quantities of millions. The promise WIR SIND DA therefore also applies when it comes to efficient and innovative solutions for plastics processing. It also applies to dealing with future issues. For example, ARBURG is committed to being a pioneer in the areas of energy and production efficiency as well as digitalisation and sustainability. The digital products and services are combined in the “arburgXworld” programme. These enable customers to achieve measurably greater efficiency and more transparency in production.

The arburgGREENworld programme encompasses all aspects and activities relating to sustainability, resource conservation, CO2 reduction and the circular economy. With this programme, in addition to producing cutting-edge technology in plastics processing, ARBURG is also assuming responsibility for the future of our planet. And where could this message be conveyed more impressively than in a high-tech company surrounded by the unique natural landscape of the Black Forest?

And so customers and business partners, as well as the trade fair company Schall as the organiser, can already be excited about the sustainable and efficient solutions for plastics processing with which ARBURG will once again confirm its brand promise to the industry at Fakuma 2023: WIR SIND DA.

“Because it’s in our genes, we can’t help but dedicate ourselves to the further development and perfection of injection moulding with uncompromising consistency and devotion,” says ARBURG. The same attitude motivates the Schall trade fair company to continuously develop and optimise its trade fairs – for ARBURG, as for Schall, the highest goal clearly remains the best possible success for the customer.

And that’s exactly why we keep the speedometer flying and do what we’ve always been passionate about: Trade fairs for markets!

We’ll meet again at FAKUMA 2023!