Managing Partner Renate Keinath (left) presents subsidiary manager Martín Cayre with a commemorative sculpture to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Arburg Spain.
Managing Partner Renate Keinath (left) presents subsidiary manager Martín Cayre with a commemorative sculpture to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Arburg Spain.

By Liz Nickels

“The fact that we can celebrate our silver anniversary is thanks to our dedicated team and our customers. Without them, we would not be what we are today: one of the market leaders in Spain and Portugal,” said Arburg managing partner Renate Keinath. ”“It confirms to us that we adopted the right path 25 years ago and that our ongoing investments on the Iberian market have been worthwhile.” 

Arburg’s presence in Spain began with its delivery of the first injection moulding machines back in 1962. In 1989, Arburg founded its own subsidiary in order to provide support to the local customers. Sabadell was selected as the location because most of the country’s injection moulding companies were based in Barcelona or within Catalonia. In 1997, Arburg SA took on the task of supporting the customers in Portugal. In 1998, the subsidiary’s headquarters was then moved to Arganda del Rey/Madrid, as the central location of the Spanish capital made it easier to support the entire region. 

The location in Sabadell remained in operation because Catalonia is still the largest regional market for injection moulding machines in Spain.