New Arburg Managing Director Heads up France-Based Subsidiary
Heading up the subsidiary since November 2020, Pascal Laborde continues to develop Arburg’s business in France, with a focus on the company’s Allrounder technologies and AM.
Pascal Laborde, Arburg SAS managing director. Photo Credit: Arburg
Arburg SAS (Aulnay-sous-Bois, France), a subsidiary of Arburg GmbH, announces Pascal Laborde as its new managing director. Heading up the subsidiary since November 2020, Laborde’s main objectives in this role are to further develop Arburg’s business in France and to continue to advance the company’s reputation as a machine builder and automation, turnkey and digitalization partner for the plastics processing industry.
Pascal Laborde is said to have the ideal credentials for his role as managing director. He completed a degree specializing in sales and marketing in France and reportedly has many years of experience in the machine construction and automation solution fields. Most recently, Pascal Laborde was a member of the management team for a medium-sized French engineering company. He has an in-depth understanding of both French and international B2B business, as well as the machine construction industry in France. Over the course of his career, he has also had some contact with the plastics industry.
In his position, Pascal Laborde is assisted by a strong team that Arburg says has been offering a comprehensive pre-sales and after-sales service to French customers for decades. Areas of focus include Arburg’s Allrounder injection molding machines in the medical technology and packaging sectors, turnkey systems and additive manufacturing involving the Arburg Freeformer.
Arburg also reports the construction of a new building for the subsidiary, which is located in the Greater Paris area. Spanning approximately 1,600 square meters, the new building will have around 25% more space at its disposal, enabling the subsidiary to provide even better service to its customers. The large showroom will be used for training events, presentation of several Allrounders and automation solutions and will also be able to be used to carry out trials with customer molds. Facilities for conducting the theoretical aspects of courses will also be available. In addition, separate areas are being set up for the Freeformer and to address the topic of digitalization as part of the arburgXworld initiative.