The Arburg Technology Days have been a unique and firmly established event in the international world of plastics since 1999. In 2020, due to the coronavirus and with significant foresight at the time, Arburg cancelled the event to avoid exposing visitors and employees to risk. The company has already decided to host next year’s Technology Days in the summer of 2021, from June 9 to 12, rather than in the spring.
“Welcoming around 6,000 visitors every year, the Technology Days are a hallmark that Arburg is famous for all over the world,” explains Juliane Hehl, who is responsible for the marketing department in her role as Managing Partner. Arburg certainly does not intend to abandon this tradition and its concept of combining live technology with personal contact, which has now been proving successful for more than 20 years.
“In these uncertain times, we are determined not to put safety and security at risk,” continues Juliane Hehl. “By making the decision to move the event to June at this early stage, we are proactively demonstrating our commitment to the responsibility we owe to our customers, partners, and employees.” Although things continue to be very unclear at the current time, the company is anticipating that the situation around the epidemic will be more positive by June 2021 and that once the cold and flu season is over, the event and its proven successful concept will be able to go ahead.
Since 1999, more than 93,000 invited guests from around 50 countries have attended the Technology Days, some 50 per cent of whom have been first-time visitors. The four-day event at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg owes much of its success to a unique mix of theory and practice. More than 50 exhibits featuring applications from all sectors of industry demonstrate the entire range of Arburg’s products and services. They include new innovations, the machine and robot system portfolio with its turnkey systems, numerous processes and digital products, as well as pre-sales and after-sales service. The Efficiency Arena - the stage which showcases the highlights of the event - is a major attraction for visitors. There are also expert presentations, tours of the site and - last but by no means least - opportunities for visitors to engage in personal dialogue with Arburg representatives.