Arburg: Expansion in Thailand
On 17 May 2019, Andrea Carta, Arburg Director of Overseas Sales, together with Ratree Boonsay, Managing Director Arburg Thailand and Dr. Alexander Raubold, Counsellor Economic and Commercial Affairs of the German embassy in Bangkok, officially opened the new premises of the injection moulding machinery producer in Samutprakarn, Thailand. To mark the occasion, the subsidiary led by Ratree Boonsay hosted an open house event. Around 60 customers attended the event. On 10 May 2019, a traditional blessing ceremony with nine Buddhist monks had already taken place, intended to bring luck to Arburg Thailand and its employees.
"We are very proud to have the largest Arburg showroom in Southeast Asia because of the new premises. This enables us to offer our customers in Thailand optimum support and even better service," said Ratree Boonsay, who has successfully managed the subsidiary since its foundation in 2001.
"The positive development over the past decades confirms that we chose the right path and that our continuous investments in the important Asian market have paid off," Andrea Carta commented on behalf of the entire parent company, thanking the customers and the Arburg team in Thailand.
Since late 1992, the Thai market had initially been managed by a representative office of Arburg Pte Ltd. Its first employee was Ratree Boonsay, who took over the management of the newly founded subsidiary in 2001 and successfully established and expanded it together with her team. The new premises are located in Samutprakarn, one of Thailand's leading industrial regions.
Open house event presented products and services
Guests were able to experience the performance of the Allrounder injection moulding machines "live" with two packaging applications. A hybrid Allrounder 570 H with a clamping force of 2,000 KN produced two 500-ml containers in a cycle time of around 6 s. The second exhibit, an electric Allrounder 470 E Golden Electric with a clamping force of 1,000 kN produced two stacking boxes in a cycle time of around 18 s. A linear Multilift Select robotic system was used for handling of the moulded parts weighing 63.8 g each.
With 705 sqm the new Arburg premises offer ample space for the presentation of machines, customer trials and training courses. The spare parts warehouse has grown as well, this allows even more spare parts to be delivered directly.