Founded 1923
Founder Arthur Hehl
Headquarters Loßburg, Germany
Number of locations
Number of employees

Company Profile

A German family-owned company, Arburg is one of the leading global manufacturers of plastic processing machines. The product portfolio encompasses Allrounder injection moulding machines with clamping forces of between 125 and 6,500kN, the Freeformer for industrial additive manufacturing and robotic systems, customer- and industry-specific turnkey solutions and further peripheral equipment. The company places the topic of production efficiency at the centre of all its activities, taking into account the entire value-added chain. The objective is to enable Arburg customers to manufacture their plastic products, whether one-off parts or high-volume batches, with optimal quality and at minimum unit costs – e.g. for the automotive and packaging industries, communication and entertainment electronics, medical technology or the white goods sector. An international sales and service network ensures first-class, local customer support: Arburg is represented by its own organizations at 33 locations in 25 countries and by trading partners in more than 50 countries. The machines are produced exclusively at the parent company in Lossburg, Germany. Of a total of around 2,700 employees, about 2,200 work in Germany. About 500 further employees work in Arburg’s organizations around the world.

Products / Technology

  • electric, hybrid and hydraulic injection moulding machines
  • Robotic systems and six-axis robots

Hybrid Allrounder injection moulding machines

The hybrid Hidrive-series Allrounders combine a servo-electric clamping unit with a high-performance hydraulic injection unit, energy-optimized hydraulic accumulator technology and servo-electric dosage. Clamp force between 130 and 460t.

Allrounder 2900 cube mould machines

Allrounder Cube injection moulding machines are precisely adapted to cube moulds. Their servo-electric toggle-type clamping unit allows for high-speed cycles with reduced energy requirements. Cube moulds offer twice the number of cavities are available with the same mould mounting surface. Moreover, all four sides of the cube can be used simultaneously for production steps such as mould filling or part removal. The Allrounder Cube machines feature clamp forces of 290t or 460t.


Application samples for:

* Hybrid Allrounder 720: Screw caps: Mass-produced parts in seconds: thanks to high production performance and short cycle times, the hybrid Allrounder 720 H injection moulding machine with a 72-cavity mould converts almost 139 kg of material into screw caps per hour. Powerful ejection is required in synchrony with the mould movements.

* Allrounder cube mould machines: Flip-top closures An Allrounder 2900 cube mould machine will produce 32 two-colour flip-top closures for Pril washing-up liquid bottles from Henkel in a cycle time of 8.5s. Output can be increased by 10 % and energy requirements reduced by around 25 % compared to conventional injection moulding machines.


  • 1923 – established as „Feingeräte-Fabrik Hehl“ by Arthur Hehl
  • 1949 – production of consumer goods from metal
  • 1950 – Production of flash units for the company Duolux
  • 1954 – Karl Hehl developed first injection moulding machine for in-house use
  • 1956 – injection moulding machines went into series production
  • 1961 – innovation of a injection moulding machine with pivoting clamping unit and interchangeable injection unit
  • 1962 – multi-component injection moulding made possible by horizontal and vertical injection
  • 1973 – Arburg moves to a new building with 24,000sqm
  • 1975 – world‘s first injection moulding machine to feature microprocessor control and hydraulic proportional valve technology
  • 1976 - completes a multi-purpose building for administration
    • the company has over 500 employees
  • 1979 – nominated as an “IBM pilot company”
  • 1982 - injection moulding machine with graphical user interface
  • 1985 – first sales company founded in France
  • 1986 – development of a fully automated injection moulding production and production optimization with a host computer system
  • 1996 – the combination of machine and robotic system forms the basis for turnkey systems on which basis the Arburg project management develops customized solutions
  • 1998 – Arburg introduces the ALLROUNDER C JUBILEE onto the market
  • 2000 - MULTILIFT robotic system introduced
    • Arburg has around 1,900 employees
  • 2001 - supplies electric injection moulding machines
  • 2006 - largest ARBURG machines to date introduced with a clamping force of 5,000 kN
  • 2009 - opened 2,100 m2 Customer Center at the headquarters in Lossburg, an extensive range of demonstration and testing facilities, as well as meeting rooms available for customers
  • 2013 - introduction of the unique freeformer and the ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (APF) - fully functional plastic components can be produced in small-volume batches without a mould
  • 2015 - Eugen Hehl was inducted into the “Plastics Hall of Fame”
  • 2016 – Arburg brings four high-performance electric entry-level machines to the market
    • the hybrid ALLROUNDER 1120 H with a clamping force of 6,500 kN is now the largest injection moulding machine


PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 10 / 2017: Smart machines
Issue 07 / 2017: 24 caps ind 2.7 seconds
Issue 10 / 2015: Total system supplier
Issue 07 / 2015: 25 years of Arburg in the USA
Issue 04 / 2014: Arburg expands central production plant
Issue 01 / 2014: Caps and closures
Issue 11 / 2013: Arburg technology center in Poland
Issue 10 / 2013: Allrounders
Issue 09 / 2013: Cubist revolution

External links

Arburg Website