On 23 May, Scholz GmbH & Co. KG from Kronach, Germany, received its one-hundredth Arburg Allrounder in a special ceremony. The anniversary machine represents a milestone in the close cooperation between the two companies, which began in November 1974 with the purchase of the first Allrounder 221E/150.
Scholz is an SME with a staff of 200 and supplies technical precision plastic parts. The company focuses on products for gearing technology, as well as for the automotive, lifestyle products, medical technology, the electrical, IT data technology and microtechnology industry. Currently, these parts are being produced on 80 injection moulding machines with clamping forces of 50 to 3,200 kN; of these, 56 are Allrounders.
On the path to success with Arburg for the past 45 years
Karl-Herbert Ebert is wholly satisfied with the decades-long cooperation: “With Arburg, we can count on always having the up-to-date high-end injection moulding technology at our disposal. Reliability and repetition accuracy is of decisive importance to us. We were also able to implement joint ideas in the development of new technology, for example, the microinjection unit.” The range of optional equipment for the Allrounders is almost unlimited. Scholz intensively used this benefit to ensure that the company always stays a step ahead by individualising the equipment to a great extent. The company also values the direct and highly competent contact persons at Arburg, who always have a sympathetic ear for the Scholz specialists.
Gratitude for the successful cooperation
The anniversary machine, a hybrid Allrounder 470 H with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 290 injection unit, is automated with a Multilift robot system. It will be used to produce technical precision parts, components for gearing technology, and micro switches.
“The one-hundredth Allrounder is a pleasant opportunity to say thank you for the decades of trust-based and inspiring cooperation,” emphasised Oliver Giesen, Director Sales Germany, during the handover of the anniversary machine to Gertrud and Karl-Herbert Ebert. “According to his own statement, Scholz pushes beyond technical boundaries, requiring suppliers that go down the same path. We are proud of being able to meet these high requirements“, explains Oliver Giesen, who attended the celebration with Dr Eberhard Duffner, Director Research & Development, Andreas Koch, Area Sales Manager, Jochen Seeger, Turnkey Department, and Iris Zinsser, Sales Germany.
With a reliable partner towards the future
Karl-Herbert Ebert in turn highlighted the fact that Scholz does not only value Arburg’s technology, but also the holistic approach in the partnership: “In the course of our cooperation, Arburg has always been by our side, true to its brand promise of ‘Wir sind da.’ And we know that we can continue to count on that in the future.”
Oliver Giesen also emphasised the importance of this aspect: “Handing over the anniversary machine is a milestone, and we are looking forward to further joint projects and developments in which, as before, all wheels mesh successfully.”