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Arburg’s History Is Rich – 100 Years Rich

A Century of innovation, progress and success

2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the Hehl family company, a century of innovation, progress and success in the plastics industry. ARBURG is celebrating this fantastic anniversary at its locations around the world.

Arthur Hehl, a trained precision mechanic, started in 1923 as a self-employed tradesman. In 1926 he began to manufacture surgical instruments from the cellar in his home in Lossburg, Germany.

In 1936 the whole family began working together in the “Fabrikle,” or “little factory,” in the extension of his house. After Arthur and his sons Karl and Gerhard Hehl were drafted into the war, mother Maria Hehl took over the business.

During the war, Karl Hehl invented the company name and logo. He combined the first syllable of his father’s name, Arthur (AR), with the last syllable of Lossburg (BURG). The lettering with the distinctive typography characterizes ARBURG to this day.

In 1954 Karl developed his first injection molding machine for his own use to over-mold the plug contacts on flashbulbs. The plastic insulation protected the contacts from corrosion.

Demand for the injection molding machine led to the innovation of the “C1” series, which began with series production in 1956. With great foresight, Eugen Hehl began to develop an appropriate sales structure, and in 1959, ARBURG was represented at the K trade fair in Dusseldorf for the first time.


Leader in Injections Molding

Over the years, Arburg has continued to lead the industry in innovation and technological advancements. As early as 1961, ARBURG developed an injection molding machine with a pivoting clamping unit and interchangeable injection unit: the ALLROUNDER idea was born.

Today, Arburg offers a wide range of products and services, including injection molding machines, robotics, and turnkey solutions for the plastics industry. The company has a global presence, with production with its only manufacturing facility in Germany and a network of sales and service partners in over 100 countries.

Sustainability is part of Arburg’s DNA

In addition to its innovative products, Arburg is known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, it is part of Arburg’s DNA.  The company uses energy-efficient manufacturing processes and materials, and its machines are designed for optimal energy consumption and recycling. Arburg has also been involved in various initiatives and projects to reduce plastic waste and promote sustainability in the industry.

As Arburg celebrates its 100th anniversary, its success and longevity can be attributed to its commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service. Arburg has always been at the forefront of technological advancements in the plastics industry and has continued to adapt and evolve to meet its customers’ changing needs and demands.

Arburg is poised to continue its legacy of innovation and leadership in the industry. The company is focused on developing new technologies and solutions to enable customers to produce high-quality, sustainable products more efficiently and cost-effectively.

A global celebration – a gift to our customers

Arburg Machine Anniversary

Anniversary machine
energy-optimized drive technology, maximum efficiency!

As thousands of customers make their way to Arburg’s Anniversary Days, the celebrations will continue globally at every subsidiary and partner locations.

The ARBURG Technology Days is a unique international event and the largest in-house exhibition in the plastics industry. Since 1999, over 97,000 guests have visited Technology Days, and this year ARBURG will be welcoming their 100,000th visitor!

The 100th anniversary is a milestone that celebrates a century of achievements and progress in the plastics industry. 

From a small beginning in Lossburg to a global leader in injection molding machines and turnkey solutions, Arburg’s success has been driven by its commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service. As Arburg continues to lead the industry into the future, we expect to see even more exciting advancements and breakthroughs in plastics processing technology.