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Marbach provides apprenticeships in many different professions. The globally active company group has not forgotten its origins as a small craftsman's business. Marbach, therefore pays special attention to the technical apprenticeships it offers.
Marbach Die Supplies provides the global diemaking industry with machines, equipment and materials. From laser systems to waterjet systems to milling machines: the portfolio offers everything diemakers need for their production. The top seller in the milling sector is the mgrav|multi. This high-end milling machine offers flexibility and maximum performance.
Marbach has launched a new, groundbreaking software on the market under the name CONNECT|M. This provides for cloud-based, digital connection of cutting-die, die-cutting machine and operator. The result are performance data in just one click.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. Everything from a single source. However, MDS not only supplies diemakers, but also packaging manufacturers with materials for their daily needs as well as equipment and machinery for the diecutting sector. For packaging manufacturers with their own diemaking facilities, Marbach supplies the appropriate in-house dieshop concept.
Marbach will participate in the virtual exhibition ConneXion which will already take place for the second time in 2021. Interested visitors can register for free. At http://connexion.hyperfair.com , they can then be informed about news in the packaging industry between June 1st - 8th. At ConneXion, Marbach will present its newest innovations for better performance in packaging production.
Marbach supplies tools to packaging manufacturers of folding cartons and corrugated board packaging. In the corrugated board sector, many packages are produced using rotary dies. The special tool marbaspeed|r ensures exceptional performance in this sector.
Marbach can now also be found on Instagram. The focus of Marbach's social media presence is on future apprentices and the diverse opportunities and career paths offered by the global market-leading, and family-owned company.
The Heilbronn-based manufacturer of thermoforming tools, Marbach, was represented at the first Thermoforming Web.talk on May 5 with Sales Manager Hubert Kittelmann as moderator & host. The first event of a whole series of virtual talk rounds was organized by the European Thermoforming Division of SPE.
For many years, Marbach has been offering its customers a special protection plate that permanently compensates for unevenness in the cutting platen. This has ensured significantly reduced make-ready times. From now on, this technology will also be available for large-format machines with a split protection plate. It will run under the name DZL|plateXL.
The Marbach Group is one of only 12 model companies for Corona vaccinations by the company doctor in Baden-Württemberg. Right at the beginning of the pandemic, Marbach was classified as a system-relevant company.
Marbach Die Supplies provides manufacturers of cutting-dies for the packaging industry throughout the world with the materials, equipment and machines they need for their production. In order to be able to meet the special requirements for the production of packaging in the pharmaceutical sector, Marbach offers the msteel embossing machine. This is used to produce embossing forces that make it possible to produce braille on packaging quickly and reliably.
Marbach supports its customers in achieving the best performance in packaging production. Now, the diemaker has launched a special service package to increase performance "centering on the die-cutting process": the Marbach Performance Package.
Marbach has recently launched a new system called marbazero that allows cutting-dies and steel counter plates to be quickly and easily aligned with each other in the die-cutting station.
Marbach Die Supplies includes in its portfolio a very special hand tool for simple and fast insertion of waste nicks into cutting rules: the marbanick|2+. This is the follow-on development of the long-standing and time-proven marbanick and marbanick|2.
Marbach has been participating in the world's largest exhibition for the packaging industry, drupa, since 1977. At the upcoming drupa in 2 weeks, from April 20-23, Marbach will again be represented with a booth - but this time virtually. Because of the Corona pandemic, this year's exhibition will take place exclusively online. On the 4 days of the fair, however, everything will center on packaging online.
Marbach Die Supplies has the right solution for every requirement in its portfolio. In the counter plate sector, Marbach offers a comprehensive portfolio of materials for diemakers. From simple creasing matrixes to cutting plates for the production of steel counter plates. However, the top seller in counter materials has remained the same for years: rillma+. But what makes this material so popular?
Marbach is repositioning itself for the future. The company with its more than 20 locations worldwide, has evaluated its position during a one-year-long strategy project. The results are impressive: a new sales structure, the introduction of "Production Centers of Excellence" and new industry management reorganization for the most important target markets: folding carton and corrugated board.
From April 20-23, 2021, everything will center on packaging on 4 virtual trade show days. We will of course be present and provide you with exciting information about die-cutting packaging. On the virtual drupa platform, you as a visitor will be digitally linked with us as an exhibitor via the online areas "Exhibition Space", "Conference Area" and "Networking Plaza". This will allow us to interact live with each other and present our latest developments to you online.
Marbach has been actively supporting the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. For its customer: Faller Packaging, Marbach has produced a cutting-die that is used to make packaging for COVID-19 vaccine vials.
Marbach has many years of experience in the production of thermoforming tools. With its motto "The right solution for every requirement," Marbach produces molds with a wide variety of cavities. In the USA, especially the XXL molds from Marbach enjoy high popularity. Demand has been further increased during the Corona pandemic.
For more than a year Marbach has had a tool in its portfolio that is used whenever customers do not want to use blanking for a job, but still value efficiency. The so-called universal sheet delivery is used in the upper part of a blanking station to perfectly stack die-cut sheets.
The tools from Marbach are known for their performance, and the split anvil is no exception. This is an intelligent solution for reducing make-ready times. It simplifies the set-up process for packaging with the tear-open function reverse-cutting.
Speed and zero waste. These are the two criteria that a modern rotary die must meet in the production of corrugated packaging. And it must not only crease and die-cut, but also fulfill the function of stripping waste. No easy task.
Marbach Die Supplies liefert alle Materialien, die ein Stanzformenbauer benötigt. Einer der Power seller des Materiallieferanten ist die Spezialgummierung flexpower. Dieses Material eignet sich für den Einsatz auf flachen und rotativen Stanzformen für die Herstellung von Wellpappe-Verpackungen.
Marbach Die Supplies not only supplies materials, but also machines for cutting-die production. One machine that significantly increases efficiency in diemaking is the mjet|1. This compact waterjet system cuts ejector rubbering automatically and with maximum precision.
Marbach will participate in the digital drupa 2021. After the organizer, Messe Duesseldorf, cancelled drupa 2021 due to the current unforeseeable pandemic situation, the originally planned on-site exhibition will be replaced by a 4-day online program. This online event will take place from April 20-23, 2021.
Marbach has further developed its platen cleaning device mplaten|cleaner. Until now, different cleaning devices were necessary for corrugated board and paperboard die-cutting machines. Now there is a single universal device which is compatible with all common machine types.
The globally active die-maker Marbach now has added a new technology to its portfolio that allows customers to calibrate their die-cutting machines themselves. This ensures perfect interaction between the individual stations of the die-cutting machine and all upper and lower tools. For maximum performance in packaging production.
Marbach ist im Dezember 2020 mit seinem Experience Hub gestartet. Diese Online-Plattform für die Verpackungsindustrie enthält Videos, Animationen, digitale Broschüren sowie Whitepaper zu wichtigen branchenspezifischen Themen. Seit dem Start im Dezember haben bereits zahlreiche Interessenten für die Plattform besucht, da sie dort mit exklusiven Inhalten rund um die Verpackungsindustrie versorgt werden.
Marbach now provides on its new Experience Hub exclusive content and information for interested parties from the packaging industry. In addition to videos, animations and digital brochures, visitors of this page can also download white papers on important industry-specific topics and make direct appointments with a Marbach contact person. Marbach specialists will answer questions via email, chat or phone.
Once again this year Marbach will follow in a long-established tradition: Marbach will make Christmas donations to two aid projects under the motto “donations instead of presents”. When selecting the recipients of the donations, it has been important to the Marbach Management to split the money between internationally well-known and regionally respected institutions. This year, Marbach has donated 7,000 Euro to "Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V." and an additional donation of 3,000 Euro to the "Tafeln Heilbronn" (a food distribution charity). Due to the current pandemic situation, however, the handover of the donations was different than usual this year. One of the donations was handed over online, the other with face masks and at a distance.
In November Marbach participated in the new virtual trade show ConneXion. During the 4 weeks of the ConneXion exhibition large numbers of visitors informed themselves about news in the packaging industry. Marbach presented its latest new developments for more performance in packaging production.
Marbach is represented at its Heilbronn headquarters by two divisions: Die Cutting Technology and Thermoforming Tool Manufacturing. But a product which directly connects these two divisions is SR technology (steel rule technology). This is because the Die Cutting Technology division supplies the Thermoforming Tool manufacturing division, and many other thermoforming manufacturers worldwide, with special steel-rule dies.
Marbach Die Supplies now offers a new hand-held device for cutting creasing matrixes. This enables packaging manufacturers to cut creasing matrix quickly, reliably and order-specific directly on their die-cutting machine.
Marbach offers a wide range of tooling technologies for optimal use of blanking stations of die-cutting machines. These can be selected individually according to customer requirements and technical necessity.
Marbach offers a special storage system for cutting-dies with its aptly named Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS). The MDSS is available for flat cutting-die packages of up to 2,000 mm format and recently, also for rotary dies up to a diameter of 690mm.
Marbach is offering a special stripping tool which ensures a smooth stripping process during packaging production. The tool named masterstrip|plate has already been sold thousands of times. More and more Marbach customers are deciding to use this high-performance tool.
Marbach, global acting diemaker, has further developed its crease plate technology which has already proven its worth over years. With the new crease-plate-die|+ and the crease-plate-die|rc Marbach provides tool solutions for the cigarette industry with even higher performance potential.
Marbach offers a wide range of technologies for the refinement of packaging.
Marketing Manager Tina Dost: "Packaging is all about beauty, quality and haptics. Sophisticated packaging enhances the packaged product and can awaken emotions such as uniqueness and luxury. Our various refining solutions stand for sales-boosting packaging at the point of sale."
Marbach trains many young people in various professions. Marbach has not only strongly addressed the topic of digitalization within the entire company, but also in the apprenticeship of young people.
Marbach has been a specialist for the production of cutting-dies for the packaging industry for many decades. In addition, the Marbach portfolio also includes tools for special technical solutions. One of which is the production of cutting-dies with particularly high cutting rules.
In May of this year, Marbach launched its new lower pin unit with high precision lower pins. This is mainly used for jobs where very small amounts of waste have to be stripped and where requirements for die-cut blanks to be waste-free are very high. With the lower pin unit, waste is stripped very safely in these areas of application. In the last months, several customers have already been using the new Marbach technology. Customer feedback has been consistently positive.
Marbach is working at full speed on various digitalization and Industry 4.0 projects.
This year Marbach has launched a new reverse-cutting technology. Under the name of split anvil Marbach has developed a special reverse-cutting technology which allows the production of particularly elegant opening mechanisms for packaging. Marbach America’s customer Unimac Graphics has already used this technology several times and is suitably impressed with the results.
Marbach Die Supplies has extended its portfolio. Up to now, Marbach has only offered conventional lower pins for the stripping process. As of now, Marbach will also supply its new, self-developed precision lower pin.
Marbach has recently launched its Web Sessions. And so takes Marbach another step towards digitalization. During Marbach Web Sessions participants learn more about how to increase their performance in packaging production.
For three years now, Marbach has been one of the few diemakers to operate a die-cutting machine at its site in Heilbronn. The Eterna machine (formerly Brausse) is used for customer and employee training, for tests of in-house developments and also for customer projects with well-known brand owners. In July this year, Marbach and Eterna can look back on 3 years of successful cooperation.
In 2019 the Marbach Group opened another subsidiary of Marbach America in Michigan City, Indiana. Today - 10 months later - the new Marbach family member is well on its way to becoming a strong pillar of the globally active company group.
Marbach is offering a special tool for the quick set-up of embossing plates on embossing dies under the name Embossing Register System IV. With this tool users save time when setting up an embossing die and so reduce machine downtimes.
For several months now Marbach has been offering a new technology in its portfolio under the name of: Universal Sheet Delivery. After the great success of the Universal Sheet Delivery in the 102-106 format, Marbach now also offers this tool for large die-cutting machines in 142-145 format.
The Egyptian subsidiary Marbach celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Marbach Group was founded in 1923 as a 3-man business. To begin with it supplied mainly the domestic advertising and packaging industry. Marbach then began a process of internationalization in 1984. In 1995 Marbach started a joint venture in Egypt.
Marbach has developed a new technology for full sheet delivery. Marbach customer Westrock has been using the Marbach universal sheet delivery system for a few months now and is highly impressed by the Marbach solution.
Marbach Die Supplies has launched its new manual bending device. Under the name mbend Marbach is offering a special manual device for bending steel rules. Easy handling, with high precision and absolute durability characterize this device.
During the Corona crisis Marbach has reduced application support through personal customer visits on-site. In order to continue supporting customers optimally, Marbach has expanded its digital customer support. Today, application support is available to customers via visual media.
Marbach's portfolio includes cutting-dies for rotary machines. In the field of rotary die-cutting of corrugated board the trend is more and more towards rotary machines with active stripping technology. This requires the use of specialized tools. Some time ago, Marbach had already addressed this issue and developed optimized specialized tools with active stripping technology. During the last few months this Marbach technology has become more and more established.
Marbach Die Supplies has launched a new hand-held tool. The multifunctional device mcut|multi cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. It allows optimal cutting-die tool preparation for production use.
For the Marbach Group, Corona was the trigger for an extraordinary idea. True to the motto "For our community. And to help those who need help." Marbach has encouraged its employees to take part in a very special action, the ACTION|M.
Since Marbach began offering its platen cleaning device mplaten|cleaner in different versions, this device has become even more successful on the market.
Depending on the die-cutting machine to be cleaned, there is now not only a standard mplaten|cleaner but also a special version. The new version is designed in such a way that it can also be used in machines with very limited space.
Every month Marbach sends a newsletter to registered customers. The recipients are continuously provided with the most important information from Marbach. Besides the presentation of new products and extended service offers important news regarding performance gains in packaging production is provided. From now on recipients will receive the newsletter in a completely new and modern design.
Marbach has developed a new technology for full-sheet delivery. Marbach customer Bromberger has intensively tested the universal sheet delivery from Marbach and agrees with the Marbach solution.
Marbach is known in the market for its individual solutions. Also for producing special cutting-dies for thick materials. One of these materials with very special requirements is honeycomb board.
Marbach has recently introduced its new split height-adjustable anvil for reducing make-ready times during reverse cutting. Since its introduction Marbach has sold this innovative technology many times over. Customers using tools with a split height-adjustable anvil are very impressed.
Marbach has developed a new bottom pin unit including special high precision lower pins which has been successfully used by the first customers. With a bottom pin unit, waste is safely stripped during the production of packaging. Customer Establecimento Grafico Impresores from Argentina is enthusiastic about the performance of the new Marbach product.
Marbach has been working at full speed to up its website for the upcoming drupa 2020 and give it a design relaunch. Even though drupa will not take place until 2021, the company does not want to withhold the new website from its customers.
Marbach Die Supplies & Automation (MDS&A) has become one of the major cutting-die material distributors in Germany. With its new rotary cutting rule for corrugated board, the mhard|r+, Marbach has launched a rule that is very robust and ensures best cutting results.
The internationally operating die-making company Marbach is known for it’s service and consulting competence. JTI US Holdings based in Miami, Florida, a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International, one of the world's largest tobacco companies produces well-known brands including Winston and Camel cigarettes, is very pleased with Marbach America’s team, based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Marbach has recently introduced to the market its new manual device marbanick|2+ for the insertion of waste nicks in cutting rules. Since its launch, Marbach has already been able to supply many customers with this new solution.
Special situations require special actions. In view of current events, we are intensively engaged in the question of how we can support facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc., but also how we can protect our employees. In addition to door handle hooks for employees, which we manufacture ourselves at our Heilbronn site and which are already actively in use, we are currently producing special face shields which are used in hospitals.
Marbach employs 1,500 people worldwide. As an employer Marbach attaches great importance to the health of its employees. Therefore, the company decided to offer its employees attractive bicycle leasing in 2017 at its headquarter in Heilbronn. Recently the 150th bicycle has been leased from Marbach.
Marbach is known in the market for providing individual solutions. So far, manual top knives have not been part of Marbach's portfolio. However, as customer requirements for high-precision manual top knives have become more and more demanding, Marbach has intensively dealt with this topic. The result is tools manufactured in a new production process which optimally meets customer requirements for more precision.
Marbach uses numerous dieboards for its cutting-dies. Depending on the requirements of the order, suitable dieboard material is selected in coordination with the customer. For high demands on the dimensional stability and service life of a tool, the Marbach portfolio includes various dimensionally stable dieboards.
With its innovation pure edge Marbach ensures satisfaction of packaging manufacturers and brand owners. This technology stands for beautiful visible edges for corrugated board packaging and so for sales-boosting presentation of branded products at the point of sale. In addition, pure edge impresses with its durability and permanently consistent die-cutting results.
Marbach now offers its customers a new service at its location in Heilbronn: die-cutting of samples in Heilbronn. Marbach customers can thus keep their own machine capacities free for their production orders and easily outsource samples for packaging and filling tests or limited editions. Marbach currently die-cuts on a BRAUSSE 1060ER.
Under the name Marbach Die Supplies & Automation, Marbach offers customized materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers centered on the topic of die-cutting. Marbach has expanded its portfolio in time for the turn of the year and can now offer its customers an even greater variety of materials.
Marbach has sold its 500th digital zone levelling. This special protection plate called DZL|plate compensates for unevenness in the platen. It only has to be inserted into the die-cutting machine once and will last for many months. This contrasts to the conventional type of zone levelling, which must be carried out for each individual job.
Marbach has recently added a new technology to its portfolio under the name Universal Sheet Delivery. The Universal Sheet Delivery is a tool that can be used to supplement the blanking unit in the die-cutting machine so it can be quickly and easily adapted to each individual job. The first customers are already using the new Marbach tool.
Marbach has been for many years a specialist for equipping packages with elegant opening mechanisms. This requires highest precision. In order to adjust tools quickly and precisely with reverse cutting, Marbach offers a special technology: the height-adjustable anvil. Now optimized it ensures even more accuracy when setting up tools with reverse cutting.
Each year Marbach offers apprenticeships to more than 15 young people. Altogether there are more than 50 apprentices at various stages of training. There are many different professions beginning with "standard professions" such as industrial clerk (m/f/d) or toolmaker (m/f/d). But there are also less known professions. One of these is the packaging technician (m/f/d).
Since 2004 Marbach has been using a special technology to apply braille dots in the appropriate height on packaging. Marbach customers in Europe have been using the marbabraille technology successfully for many years and it has been proven thousands of times. More and more countries outside Europe are currently dealing with the topic of braille on packaging.
Marbach has been offering training courses at its academy for almost 2 years. Under the motto "Marbach Academy. More knowledge. More skills." Marbach teaches important know-how about die-cutting packaging in practice-oriented training courses. Marbach held numerous training courses in 2019.
Marbach has recently expanded its production capacity in Poland. In addition to two already established plants in Tarnowskie Góry and Kielce, another plant in Poznan has become part of the globally active Marbach Group since September 2019.
Marbach is known for its manufacture of tools for the production of packaging. What is less well known is that Marbach also offers high-precision tools for a wide range of technical requirements.
Marbach has responded to the increasing demand for its die-cutting platen cleaning device by launching a revised version into the market. With this, it is now possible to clean machines where previously the Marbach machine could not be used due to lack of space.
Marbach has recently launched an additional service for its 700 employees at its location in Heilbronn. Since 23 September 2019, employees have been able to have their private parcels delivered to the company address. They are stored there at a "PAKADOO point", which is their own parcel locker.
Marbach can look back on an eventful year in 2019. The globally active company has attracted attention not only with its innovations, but above all with its international expansion. The Marbach Group now employs more than 1,500 people worldwide.
Marbach Werkzeugbau looks back over an eventful year 2019. The globally active company has engaged with numerous exciting projects in the past year and presented its extensive portfolio in the field of thermoforming technology at various plastics trade fairs worldwide.
With its pure edge technology Marbach ensures packaging manufacturers and brand owners are fully satisfied. They have recognized the advantages of this Marbach technology and are increasingly opting for pure edge.
Every 3 years the time arrives. The who's who of the plastics industry meets in Düsseldorf. This year the K took place from 16 to 23 October. Marbach, manufacturer of thermoforming tools, presented its latest innovations to almost 400 visitors during the 8 days of the fair. Under the motto "future security", Marbach not only presented its latest tool technologies, but also the results of its projects in the fields of industry 4.0 and digitisation. At the fair Marbach received orders immediately and sold its first CONNECT|M tool. Further project inquiries came directly after the fair and are already in the project pipeline.
An exciting year comes to an end for Marbach. For many years now it has been Marbach's tradition to make donations to charities instead of giving presents to customers at Christmas. When selecting the recipients, it is important to the Marbach management to divide money between internationally renowned and regionally respected institutions. This year Marbach has donated 8,000 euros to Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. and has also supported Offene Hilfen gGmbH Heilbronn with a donation of 2,000 euros.
Marbach is known for its solutions designed to meet all requirements. For applications in the pharmaceutical sector, Marbach has specific tools in its portfolio that have been specially designed for this field of application.
Marbach Die Supplies & Automation offers with its MDSS (Marbach Die Storage System), a special storage system in two versions: for flat or rotary tools. The Marbach storage system ensures good internal logistics and safe storage of the cutting-dies.
Marbach is already looking forward to the opening of drupa on 16 June 2020. The most important international trade fair for the printing industry, which takes place every four years, is a very special highlight for Marbach. In addition to its latest innovations, Marbach will present its extended portfolio of packaging services in Duesseldorf.
With its calibration tool package, Marbach ensures that its customers can quickly and easily re-adjust the components of their die-cutting machine for flat die-cutting of corrugated board. This results in a significant reduction of set-up and make-ready times.
Marbach started its training program one and a half years ago. Under the name "Marbach Academy. More knowledge. More skills." Today Marbach offers practice-oriented training courses in all aspects of die-cutting packaging. The new training program for 2020 is now available
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies includes materials for the rubbering of cutting-dies. When it comes to rubber materials, the most important thing is that they are resistant and durable. When used in the right place in the cutting-die, they ensure that the paperboard material is ejected optimally during the cutting process. In addition, they ensure the stability of the nicks and thus provide smooth production processes in the die-cutting machine.
Marbach Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur organized once again Open House Days on 3rd and 4th October 2019. More than 100 visitors attended: brand owners, politicians and, of course, customers and interested parties from the packaging industry. All were able to convince themselves of the high-performance standards at the South-east Asian plant of the Marbach Group.
Marbach offers various solutions for blanking, which can be individually selected according to customer requirements and technical necessities. Under the names compact blanker, marbablanker and lightblanker, Marbach offers a range of tool solutions.
Marbach is well-known for its solutions that fulfil all requirements. In the field of rotary corrugated board, more and more is being invested in die-cutting machines which use tools with active stripping technology. For this reason, Marbach has developed special optimized tools designed for use on these rotary machines.
Marbach has revised its hand-held tool for the insertion of nicks in cutting rules. The new marbanick|2+ is impressive with its integrated quick-change function, through which wedges of different widths can be quickly changed. In addition, its special design makes it possible to use different impact levels in one device.
Marbach has a new technology in its portfolio. The universal sheet delivery is a tool with which sheet delivery in the die-cutting machine can be extended so that the delivery of the paperboard sheets can be quickly and easily adapted to each individual job.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is currently working intensively on the topics of digitization and industry 4.0. The main focus here is on digital solutions for tools, processes and services. Within the scope of this project, Marbach has analyzed the future requirements of its customers. The results of this are the two components CONNECT|M and CONNECT|AR (Augmented Reality). CONNECT|M is a technology that intelligently connects the thermoforming tool, Marbach and the customer. CONNECT|AR is about virtual customer support via remote maintenance.
Marbach offers an extensive portfolio of dieboards. The suitable dieboard can be selected according to the requirements of the customer or the particular order. The dieboard forms the basis of a cutting-die. The contours of the packaging are first inserted into the dieboard, then the cutting and creasing rules are positioned and finally the appropriate rubber coating is applied.
Through its Die Supplies & Automation (MDS&A) division Marbach sells machines to die-makers. In addition to laser systems and water jet systems, Marbach has milling machines in its portfolio. The mgrav|2 is its most successful milling machine.
Marbach developed some time ago a special technology for reverse cutting to save make-ready time. This technology, known as the height-adjustable anvil, is very popular in the market. Until now, the use of this technology has been limited to high-tech duramar tools or corrugated board tools. But the height-adjustable anvil is now also available in a new version for standard folding box tools.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is fully prepared for the forthcoming K trade fair. The fair will take place from 16 to 23 October 2019 in Duesseldorf. On 94 square meters Marbach will present to visitors its innovations from the fields of digitization, industry 4.0 and tool technologies.
The Marbach stand with the latest company news will be located in Hall 3 Stand C35.
On 26th September Marbach hosted an event under the motto "Next stop. Future." with almost 100 young people as guests. During the "Night of training", interested visitors were able to inform themselves about apprenticeships or study courses at the Heilbronn-based family business.
Marbach was able to welcome more than 200 visitors to its 63 m² stand at the FachPack. In Nuremberg, Marbach not only informed visitors about its product innovations, but also about its extensive range of services.
Marbach opened its new location in Michigan City, Indiana. The newly created factory in Michigan City will complement Marbach America's current resources at the Marbach site in Charlotte, NC. At the Open House in September, numerous visitors from the local community and customers from the packaging industry all over the United States were able to convince themselves of the performance capabilities of the newly founded company.
Marbach Die Supplies has expanded its creasing make-ready portfolio. From now on, the right counter die will be available for every requirement. So that nothing stands in the way of smooth packaging production and visually appealing creasing results. In addition to the simplest variant - the creasing matrix - Marbach offers rillma material and counter plates that can be individually adapted to the customer's requirements.
Marbach is on course for further expansion. In addition to its activities in Mexico, China and the USA, Marbach is expanding its capacities in Poland. After two Polish plants were established in Tarnowskie Góry and Kielce with a total of 175 employees, a new plant in Poznań with 50 employees has been added.
Marbach will be exhibiting at FachPack in Nuremberg at the end of September. In addition to its established technologies for efficient packaging production, Marbach will also be exhibiting its latest product developments as well as its extensive service portfolio.
Marbach has expanded its packaging services step by step over the last few months. Customers who have a packaging sample and need the corresponding CAD data for it, can have it created by Marbach and technically checked at the same time. This allows packaging manufacturers to concentrate fully on their core competencies.
Marbach has been on an expansion course for years. In autumn, Marbach will open its new location in Michigan City, Indiana. The newly created facility in Michigan City will complement Marbach America's current resources at the Marbach site in Charlotte, NC. Preparations to open the new Marbach office are already in full swing.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is looking forward to the upcoming K fair in Düsseldorf. This will take place from 16 to 23 October 2019. Marbach will be represented with a 94 m² stand and will present its new products to the visitors of this important plastics fair.
Marbach will take part in the Night of Apprenticeship in Heilbronn on the 26th of September 2019. On this day young people will be able to experience Marbach under the motto "Pack the world. With an apprenticeship at Marbach." Potential apprentices will be able to inform themselves about apprenticeships and studies offered at Marbach and also get to know the company.
Marbach is currently working intensively on the topics of digitalization and industry 4.0. Marbach is also focusing on the digitalization of industrial processes. One step resulting from this project is changing invoicing from postal to digital. As of 01 August 2019, the majority of german Marbach customers will receive their invoices by email.
In its Marbach Die Supplies & Automation division Marbach supplies machines, equipment and materials for die-making and printshops. With the robogrip, Marbach has a rule puller in its portfolio which proves itself to be an effective helper at the die-cutting machine.
Marbach is now able to deliver its bestseller, the mplaten|cleaner, even more quickly. Thanks to optimizations in the supply chain, the new Marbach device, which had initial delivery problems as a result of high demand, can now be supplied within a very short period of time.
With its stripping technologies, Marbach has an extensive portfolio on the market for smooth processes and waste-free stripping. An important product, and the basic requirement for a stable stripping process, is the precision set-up aid marbapoint. The male and female strippers are precisely positioned in relation to each other. The marbapoint is therefore a simple and cost-effective way to optimize the setup process.
On the 5th of July 2019 the Family Day took place for the 6th time at Marbach. The theme was "Beach Party - it's summertime". Almost 400 employees and their families gathered on the company premises and celebrated together in bright sunshine.
Marbach founded a new branch in Tianjin together with the machine manufacturer Masterwork in the summer of 2018. Cutting-dies for the Chinese folding box industry are mainly manufactured at this location. A few months later, Marbach started its new materials subsidiary in Mexico. A production facility in the USA will follow in the summer of 2019. At Marbach all signs point to expansion.
Marbach is already involved in its planning for the most important international trade fair for the printing industry: drupa 2020. And now there is only 1 year left until drupa opens its doors again. The last drupa was very special for Marbach: with the number of visitors reaching record levels. No previous drupa had more visitors at the Marbach stand than in 2016.
Marbach has continuously expanded its services in the past year. The newest member of the Marbach service family is the Marbach Performance Boost package. By which, Marbach supports its consulting service which makes its own process know-how available to its customers and thereby significantly increasing their productivity during the die-cutting process.
Marbach has been using for some time now a new rubber for rubbering cutting-dies. The name of this high-performance material is flexpower. Certified by ISEGA for use in the food industry, this rubber offers numerous advantages to operators. Marbach uses flexpower in corrugated board tools (both flat and rotary) and also sells it as raw material.
Marbach is one of the large material suppliers in Germany. Under the name Marbach Die Supplies, Marbach offers materials for packaging manufacturers that meet the requirements in the field of die-cutting. In order to support its customers even more in increasing their performance, Marbach has expanded its material portfolio.
Marbach was present at the IADD Odyssey in Atlanta Georgia from May 1 to 3, 2019. At this event Marbach showcased its latest technologies in the fields of die-cutting technology as well as machines and materials for cutting-die production. More than 250 visitors showed particular interest in Marbach and its technologies. During the three days many interesting conversations took place at the two Marbach stands.
Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Cutting Tools Co., Ltd., the joint venture of Marbach and the Chinese machine manufacturer Masterwork, has had a new managing director since May. With Louis Lu Ji, the company has gained an industry insider with more than 25 years of experience.
Marbach introduced its hand-held tool marbanick|2 to the market some time ago. Operators are enabled to quickly and easily insert waste nicks into cutting rules. So more and more customers now use the marbanick|2 in their production.
With its premium stripping tool masterstrip|plate, Marbach has for several years, been offering the market a special stripping technology that ensures fast and reliable stripping. This tool is becoming more and more the market standard.
Marbach has seen great potential for its specially produced polymar embossing. For this reason, Marbach has steadily invested in the required equipment at its locations worldwide in order to be able to produce polymar embossings locally.
Marbach has expanded its service portfolio. One element in the new range of packaging design services is customer support in material selection and optimization. For maximum productivity in the production of packaging.
The Colombian Marbach franchise partner Cripack will showcase its innovations from 11 to 14 June at the Andigrafica in Bogota. Andigrafica is the leading trade fair for the graphics industry in Latin America. More than 150 exhibitors will present their developments to the visitors. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be the possibility to showcase products in the form of presentations.
Marbach now uses a new jogger for its blanking tools, which significantly increases process reliability in the blanking station, especially when die-cutting small blanks. A great advantage for Marbach customers.
Marbach has had its own subsidiary in Mexico since January 2019. Expografica, the most important trade fair for the graphics industry in the Spanish-speaking world, took place in Mexico City from 5 to 8 March. Here, the newly founded company Troqueles Marbach de Mexico had its trade show premiere.
Marbach offers a comprehensive range of rule material for every application. Due to many years of experience in the field of cutting-die production, Marbach knows what is required by cutting and creasing rules and which materials are best suited for daily use.
Marbach has recently launched onto the market its new multifunctional milling machine. The new mgrav|multi offers maximum milling flexibility. It can be used to mill wood, Pertinax and steel. The new machine can also cut rubber without any problems.
Marbach recently launched a new system under the name Embossing Register System IV. This allows embossing plates to be set up quickly and easily on embossing dies. With the Marbach system, users can save time when setting up the embossing dies and thus reduce machine downtimes.
Marbach has made a successful start to the new year with its Marbach Academy. In the first quarter of 2019, there were training courses on the subjects of paperboard and cigarette packaging as well as several individual training courses for customers.
Our US location in Charlotte is developing very positively. Following the start of production in 2012, Marbach America has grown into a stable revenue generator within the globally active Marbach Group. In order to be able to serve its customers even better, Marbach America has invested in a laser system of the latest generation. In March 2019 a laser system of the type mlas|compact-2 was installed at Marbach America.
Marbach is on course for expansion. After Marbach has founded subsidiaries in the USA, Malaysia, China and Mexico in the recent years, a second location in the USA will follow this summer. Since 2012 Marbach is already represented with a production site in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Marbach strengthens its customer service. Since February, with the arrival of Thomas Duba, the Marbach service team has expanded. Marbach has gained an insider with almost 30 years of experience in the packaging industry.
Marbach has been growing continuously. Since 2016 the number of company employees has increased from 1,300 to 1,500. Today Marbach has 200 employees more than 3 years ago. This increase of more than 15 % illustrates the positive development of the mid-sized family business. The trend continues.
At Marbach much has changed in terms of service. Recently, Marbach has expanded its portfolio and can now offer packaging design services in addition to training courses on die-cutting packaging. With this service Marbach is supporting its customers by increasing efficiency in their performance.
Marbach has strengthened the team in its Indiana subsidiary since autumn 2018. With Phil Driskill, Marbach has gained an industry insider with a wide range of experience in the world of thermoforming.
Marbach has caused a sensation in the market with its platen cleaning device mplaten|cleaner. Well over 100 devices have already been sold. More and more customers want to benefit from the advantages of this new Marbach tool.
Marbach is one of the largest material suppliers in Germany. Under the name Marbach Die Supplies & Automation, Marbach offers materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers that meet all the requirements in the field of die-cutting. The range of plastic parts offered by Marbach is particularly diverse.
Marbach supplies not only cutting-dies, but also quality control devices for testing the creasing values of packaging blanks. With devices such as the crease bend tester, not only a smooth packaging process can be ensured, but also the quality of the produced packaging.
Marbach was recently visited by its customer Å&R Carton Lund AB for an audit. Å&R Carton looked closely at Marbach from a number of viewpoints and certified Marbach with a very good performance.
With its marbanick|2 for paperboard tools, Marbach has brought a hand tool onto the market that convinces users with its flexibility and simplicity. Since its introduction in May 2018, Marbach has sold almost 200 of these hand-held devices.
Marbach expands its Die Supplies & Automation division. From 01 February 2019, André Angermeir joins the Marbach team as the new Sales Manager. With Angermeir, Marbach has been able to gain an industry insider with a wealth of experience in the world of cutting-dies.
Marbach expands further. After having opened die production facilities in the USA, Malaysia and China in the past years, Marbach will open a Marbach Die Supplies subsidiary in Mexico in January. From here Marbach will supply materials to Mexican and North American die and packaging manufacturers. In addition, training in the application of technologies will be offered. Marbach's goal is to support the Mexican market in its further development.
Marbach is a family business with almost 100 years of tradition. As such, the globally active company group assumes responsibility for future generations. The topic of sustainability has shaped the corporate philosophy for many years. In addition to long-term CSR projects, Marbach regularly runs CSR campaigns.
Marbach looks back on an eventful 2018. The globally active company has not only attracted attention with its numerous innovations, but also with investment in a newly founded joint venture in China and the opening of the Marbach Academy.
Marbach can look back on an eventful 2018. The company, which is globally active, attended numerous exciting projects last year and presented at various plastics trade fairs throughout the world, its extensive portfolio in the field of thermoforming technology.
Marbach recently presented its new embossing register system for embossing-dies under the name PES IV. One customer who has been successfully using this system for several months now is A&R Carton in Kriftel, Germany.
Marbach opened its Marbach Academy in 2017. In its first year, more than 220 participants visited the training center in Heilbronn. And since then the number has been constantly growing. Marbach is training the industry in the die-cutting process.
An eventful year has come to an end for the cutting-die and thermoforming tool manufacturer Marbach. Marbach has a nice tradition of making donations at Christmas instead of giving presents to customers. When selecting recipients, it is important for the Marbach management to divide the money between internationally known and regionally respected institutions. Because the Heilbronn-based company is active all over the world .This year, Marbach has donated 7,000 euros to help in Burkina Faso and 3,000 euros to the protection against freezing to death by the Aufbaugilde Heilbronn.
The focus of Marbach is optimizing the performance of its customers. For this reason Marbach offers extensive services. In addition to training on the subject of die-cutting packaging, Marbach now also offers packaging services in its portfolio.
Marbach opened its training center earlier this year. Under the name Marbach Academy, the company now offers practical training courses for participants from the packaging industry. The new training catalogue for 2019 is now available.
Marbach presented its new hand-held tool for inserting waste nicks into cutting rules back in spring. At the FachPack in Nuremberg, this device became the absolute top seller. It was possible to purchase the so-called marbanick|2 directly at the fair and numerous customers took advantage of this opportunity to upgrade and optimize their production.
Marbach presented its innovations at the Scanpack in Gothenburg between the 23rd and 26th October. Scanpack takes place every 3 years and is one of the most important packaging fairs in Scandinavia.
Marbach has a new product in its portfolio. With the calibration tool package, Marbach customers can now adjust the components of their die-cutter faster and more easily. Through this, the set-up and make-ready time can be reduced.
At the end of 2017, the Heilbronn-based die-manufacturer Marbach launched a platen cleaning device for large-format die-cutting machines. As of now Marbach can also offer this device for small-format paperboard machines.
Marbach has launched a new system for the quick and easy set-up of embossing plates on embossing-dies. With this new system, Marbach customers will save time when setting-up the embossing-dies and thus reduce machine downtimes.
Marbach has been manufacturing rotary tools for the corrugated board industry for 50 years. Founded in 1923, the company started producing rotary cutting-dies for corrugated board in 1968. The production process developed at Marbach became the standard in the packaging industry in the following years.
Marbach will be represented at two stands at FachPack in Nuremberg. At stand 612 in hall 7, Marbach will showcase its new products, which can provide users with greater performance in their production. In addition to its main stand in Hall 7, Marbach can also be found in Hall 3A as part of the theme park "Packaging in medical technology and pharmacy", where it will present its products especially for pharmaceutical manufacturers and producers of medical technology.
The Heilbronn-based die-maker and material supplier Marbach is in the starting blocks and awaits the start of FachPack 2018. On September 25, this important meeting place for the packaging industry will open its doors. More than 40,000 visitors are expected in Nuremberg during the three days of the fair. Marbach will present its innovations from the area of die-cutting technology at booth 612 in hall 7. And will of course also take along materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers from Marbach Die Supplies.
The Heilbronn-based cutting-die manufacturer Marbach has successfully achieved Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Under the observant eye of the LRQA auditors it has been confirmed that Marbach is a modern, customer-oriented company with functioning processes.
Marbach will exhibit at this year's Scanpack. From 23 to 26 October 2018 in Gothenburg (Sweden). Here everything will revolve around packaging. At the largest trade fair for the packaging industry in Scandinavia, Marbach will present its innovations at its 24 m² stand.
Marbach opened its training center six months ago with the name Marbach Academy. Under the motto: "More knowledge. More skills.", Marbach offers practical training for participants from the fields of folding boxes, cigarette and corrugated board packaging. The extensive portfolio also includes individual training courses as well as training for board manufacturers. Since the start of the Marbach Academy, many customers and partners from the packaging sector have been trained at Marbach.
There are many rotary machines for die-cutting corrugated board. The machines of the Japanese machine manufacturer Mitsubishi are currently making inroads in Europe. These machines place completely new demands on the tool technology used. Marbach has met the challenge and developed tools specially designed for these machines. For maximum productivity in rotary die-cutting.
The Joint Venture between Marbach and the Chinese machine manufacturer Masterwork has begun. Since July the company has been producing in China under the name Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Die Cutting Tools Co. Ltd., manufacturing cutting-dies for the national market. Besides its production in Malaysia, Marbach now has a second anchor in Asia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese cigarette and folding carton industry.
Marbach supports its customers’ performance in their production. One customer who can confirm this is Manuel Nieto, Technical Manager at Quimica Comercial in Ecuador. Marbach and Quimica Comercial have been working together for two years. With great success. And with the support of Marbach, Quimica Comercial has been able to significantly increase its productivity.
In May Marbach presented its new hand-held device for inserting nicks in cutting rules. Since then, the marbanick|2 – which is the name of the new Marbach product – has been an outstanding success. With the new Marbach hand-held device, the size of the nick can be optimally adapted to the requirements of the user. The insertion of the nicks in different thicknesses is fast, safe and controlled.
Marbach is waiting for FachPack 2018 to start. On September 25, this important meeting place for the packaging industry will open its doors. More than 40,000 visitors are expected in Nuremberg during the three days of the fair. Marbach will present its innovations at booth 612 in hall 7. Marbach has additonally a stand at the special exhibition "Packaging in Medical Technology and Pharmacy" in Hall 3A where it will present its products for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Marbach has recently been offering a new technology, which focuses on the embossing of small print runs. With its polymar embossing plates, Marbach has been offering a quickly available, and at the same time inexpensive solution for embossing small quantities. The first customer orders have already been produced and look very promising. A new technology with enormous potential.
Marbach regularly organizes what has become known as the Marbach Cup. At this football tournament, employees of the various Marbach subsidiaries from all over the world meet at different locations to test their football skills. In addition to the sporting part, there is always a leisure activity with sightseeing, and all in a relaxed get-together atmosphere. The Marbach Cup has existed now for more than a decade and the participants always look forward to meeting their colleagues from other countries. This year The Marbach Cup took place from July 6 to 8 in Russia. The venue was at the Marbach franchise partner Raster in Obninsk.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) offers not only match-metal thermoforming tools but also steel-rule tools. These tools are manufactured by the Marbach affiliated company, which has been producing cutting-dies for the packaging industry since 1923. As an innovation leader, Marbach also relies on special materials that increase customer performance.
From 28 to 30 June, the IHK education fair in Heilbronn's red blue centred on training. Marbach, the Heilbronn-based manufacturer of cutting-dies and thermoforming tools, introduced its apprenticeships and courses of study in the technical and commercial fields. The activities at the Marbach stand attracted many young people. So that during the 3 days of the fair around 200 teenagers and their parents were informed about topics related to training at Marbach.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) will optimize its manufacturing supervision. Under the name Time|M, Marbach will implement a new software that will make production planning at Marbach even more efficient in the future. The introduction of the new software has been planned for autumn 2018.
Marbach Werkzeugbau has invested in two new milling machines to optimize its production. With the type KX30 machines from the Huron company, Marbach will significantly increase its flexibility in producing thermoforming and rotary tools.
The topics of hygiene and product safety are becoming more and more important, especially for food and medical packaging. Marbach has already presented its unique hygiene tool package under the name marbaclean in 2016.
Marbach has recently published its new materials catalog for packaging manufacturers. Since then, many customers have not only requested the catalog, but also ordered materials for their everyday requirements. And they are pleased that the purchasing process has been simplified for them.
Marbach will soon start its joint venture Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Cutting Tools Co Ltd. in China. As of July, Marbach will have a further production site in Asia in addition to its production in Malaysia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese tobacco and folding carton industry.
Marbach will be present, with a stand at the IHK education fair in 2018 – as in previous years. This will take place from 28th to 30th June at the redblue center in Heilbronn. At the stand Marbach has a roller press with which a multi-book - a kind of school organizer - is die-cut, which the visitors can take with them immediately. Marbach also has a surprise in store for the visitors, but this is still top secret at the moment.
Marbach Werkzeugbau tested the world's currently largest tool for coffee capsules on its new Gabler M98 Maxx thermoforming machine for the first time. The tests were carried out in the Marbach technical centre in Heilbronn.
When die-cutting thermoformed items, trays for electronic parts or medical components, displays and even foam, very special demands are placed on the cutting-die. The technical department at Marbach, which specializes in such solutions, is responsible for developing the corresponding tools. In such cases it is not enough to equip the tool with the usual 23.8 mm cutting rules. Here the cutting knives must be significantly higher. This height depends on the material to be die-cut. We at Marbach can easily process heights of up to 100 mm.
Marbach offers various solutions to ensure safe embossing of packaging. The Marbach standard already contains suitable solutions for many applications. In addition, Marbach has developed a further option ensuring even more safety in embossing.
Marbach has recently updated its handheld device for placing nicks into cutting rules. So far, this tool – that is known on the market under the name marbanick – could place a nick with a predefined width and depth into the cutting rule. With the new marbanick|2 version, width and depth of the nicks can now be varied in three steps.
Marbach presented its innovations at Hispack 2018 in Barcelona. Hispack is one of the most important packaging fairs in Spain. From 8th to 11th May, Marbach presented product highlights from the past months at its 20 m² stand B290 in pavilion 2.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) took part in the first formal CTFA (China Thermoforming Association) information event in Shanghai on 23 April. This date was chosen because numerous thermoforming experts were on-site in Shanghai for the immediately- following Chinaplas, which took place from 24 to 27 April.
Marbach produces cutting-dies for the packaging industry. But that's not all. Marbach also offers a wide variety of materials for die-makers and packaging manufacturers. In a new catalog Marbach shows the variety of its products for packaging producers. One product which stands out in Marbach's portfolio is the contour-adapted cutting plate.
Marbach signed a joint venture contract at the end of 2017 with Masterwork (MK), a Chinese manufacturer of machines and systems for the packaging industry. After completing all the necessary formalities in spring 2018, preparations for the new Marbach production location in China are currently in full swing. Production at the Tianjin plant is scheduled to start in summer 2018.
On March 1st Marbach officially opened its training center under the name Marbach Academy. And is very satisfied with the start of its new service. The training courses offered have met with great interest and have been well attended.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool making) recently exhibited its innovations at the Chinaplas trade fair in Shanghai. Chinaplas is the most important plastics trade fair in Asia. This year the Chinaplas took place from 24th to 27th April.
In December 2017 Marbach introduced to the market its new cleaning device for corrugated board die-cutting machines: the mplaten|cleaner. Since then, more than 30 of these devices have been sold. And further orders are in the pipeline.
The National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) takes place every 3 years in Orlando. The who’s who of the global plastics industry will meet in 2018 from 7 to 11 May. As a specialist for the production of thermoforming tools, Marbach will again be exhibiting there this year and presenting its latest developments.
For some time now Marbach has been offering pure edge technology for achieving clean visible edges in corrugated board. Many customers are now using pure edge. It has been shown that this technology not only provides clean visible edges for corrugated board packaging, but is able to do much more.
Already in 2012, the Heilbronn-based die-maker Marbach had established a location in the USA with its subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina. This company has been constantly growing and has in the meantime established itself in the American market. For this reason, Jan Brunner, CEO Marbach America, was invited to the Heilbronn House of Commerce on the 8th March as an expert at the themed evening "Germany - USA: Relationship wise". This event, organized by the German Graduate School of Management & Law (GGS), the Kreissparkasse Heilbronn and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Heilbronn-Franken, was about the economic and political situation in the USA and the relationship between the USA and Germany. But also about how this has changed - especially over the past year.
Marbach Werkzeugbau was represented at the 7th Thin Wall Packaging Conference in Chicago in 2018. This event took place on March 20 and 21. At this year's event, on the topic "Thermoforming 4.0" Marbach was able to convince visitors with a presentation on the current state of digital technology in thermoforming tools.
Marbach Werkzeugbau was once again represented at Interplastica in Moscow in 2018. This international trade fair for plastics and rubber took place from 23 to 26 January. It is the traditional annual kick-off event for the industry, and serves as a mood barometer for many insiders. The next Interplastica will take place in January 2019.
Marbach will be exhibiting again at FachPack in Nuremberg in 2018. Marbach will not miss this important meeting of the packaging industry. At the end of September, more than 40,000 visitors will once again meet 1,500 exhibitors in Nuremberg. Over three days at the fair, everything will revolve around the latest trends in packaging.
Marbach presented its latest developments at the Expoprint in São Paulo (Brazil) from 20th to 24th March. Visitors were very curious about the solutions Marbach could offer for highest performance in die-cutting for packaging.
Marbach is taking responsibility for the environment. For many years now, sustainability has played an important role in the Heilbronn-based family business. Now Marbach is setting a new benchmark: from now on, standard printing toners will be replaced by recyclable ones at the Heilbronn headquarters.
Marbach will be exhibiting its latest developments at the Hispack trade fair. The Hispack will take place from 8th to 11th May in Barcelona. It is one of the most important packaging fairs in Spain and every 3 years attracts around 40,000 visitors. The Foodtech exhibition takes place at the same time as the Hispack.
Marbach Die Supplies, one of the large material retailers in Germany, has recently expanded its product portfolio for materials. In order to provide its customers and interested parties an overview of the wide range of services in the area of materials for packaging manufacturers, Marbach has presented its new product catalog. Interested individuals can request the new Marbach catalog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marbach is known for its progressive development work. The lastest Marbach innovation: polymar-embossing. Recently announced, it is now available at Marbach for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Those who want to convince themselves first hand of the quality of our new embossing solution can order sample packaging at Marbach via email: email@example.com.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool Manufacturing) will participate at the Thin Wall Packaging USA in Chicago. The conference for thin-wall packaging solutions will take place from 20th to 21st March 2018 in Chicago. It covers the main technologies such as thermoforming as well as injection, blow and compression molding. The concept of the Thin Wall Conference was established in Cologne, Germany, and has now, after great success in Europe, been introduced to the US and Asia as well.
Since July 2017, the inventory of Marbach has included an on-site die-cutting machine from Brausse. After having used the past few months to provide employee training courses, initial customer training classes and to conduct product tests, the Marbach Academy will soon be officially opened. If you are interested in a training course, you can request a training brochure at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, all information about the Marbach training courses can also be found on the company's homepage www.marbach.com/trainings.
Marbach is known for its innovative strength. And for delivering maximum performance to its customers. Numerous customers of the cutting-die manufacturer have now confirmed that this is not just an advertising statement. Marbach is more than pleased with the positive response and will undoubtedly present further news from its innovation department in 2018.
For several months now Marbach has been equipping its premium tools marbaspeed, for flat die-cutting, and marbaspeed|r, for rotary die-cutting, with its new special rubber flexpower. This new type of rubbering stands for durability and best die-cutting performance. Statistics show the extent of its success: Marbach sold more than 2,000 rotary dies for corrugated board alone in the marbaspeed|r version.
Marbach has recently presented its new technology designed to reduce the make-ready times for reverse cutting. Over the past few months, this has become more and more popular on the market under the name of "height-adjustable anvil". Our customers benefit from reduced make-ready times, functional packaging and easy handling when using height-adjustable anvils.
Marbach Werkzeugbau took fifth place in the "Excellence in Production" competition 2017 in the category "External Toolmaking over 50 employees" and 18th place in the overall ranking. This competition, which was hosted by the organizer's association of the Aachen Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL), the Aachen Technical University (RWTH) and the Frauenhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), has long been established in the tool and mould- making world.
Marbach will soon officially open its new training center. Prior to this, participants of the advanced course "Corrugated board processing – flat die-cutting" from the Paper Centre Gernsbach had the opportunity to spend a day at Marbach‘s new die-cutter as part of a 3-day seminar. Marbach and the Paper Centre Gernsbach will further intensify their cooperation in the future.
Marbach will be exhibiting at the Expoprint in Brazil from 20th to 24th of March 2018. The Expoprint is one of the most important trade fairs for the printing industry in Latin America. At the last event in 2014, 300 exhibitors presented the printing industry's latest trends to more than 48,000 visitors. The Expoprint 2018 will be held at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo (Brazil).
Marbach Die Supplies provides materials for the production of cutting-dies worldwide, and also die-cutting products required by printing companies. In order to meet the demand "the right solution for every requirement", Marbach is continuously developing products in the field of materials. The Heilbronn-based company has now therefore, expanded its portfolio in the area of adhesives for the rubbering of cutting-dies. The tried-and-tested marbaglue is now available in two versions: optimized for gluing rubber on both rotary and flat cutting-dies. They may be ordered in the webshop or directly from Marbach Die Supplies.
Marbach is looking forward to an exciting year in 2018, which will see increasing internationalization and continued focus on the topics of future security, service and performance for customers.
Tina Dost: "The year 2018 will be full of exciting projects. We will enter new markets, work on the introduction of our ERP system and continue to invest. And, of course, we will also launch some new products onto market. Together with our customers, we are looking forward to delivering even better performance with our solutions."
Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool Manufacturing) presented news from its product portfolio at the international conference "Thin Wall Packaging Cologne" from 4th to 6th December 2017. The Thin Wall Packaging Cologne conference has been a fixed event in the industry for many years. It brings together all manufacturers from the field of thin-walled plastic packaging who meet there to network, and to participate in lectures and workshops. Due to the positive response, Thin Wall events are now also being held in the USA and Asia.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool Manufacturing) will exhibit once again at the Interplastica in Moscow in 2018. This international trade fair for plastics and rubber will take place from 23rd to 26th January. It is the leading plastics trade fair for Russia and Eastern Europe.
You can find Marbach at booth 23A03.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool-Manufacturing) is one of the 17 founding members of the newly established China Thermoforming Association (CTFA). This association aims to promote the development of the Chinese thermoforming industry and consists of both Chinese and international members.
Marbach has shown strong efforts for international growth in recent years. A production facility in the USA was followed by another one in Malaysia. The Heilbronn-based company is now planning to strengthen its activities in Asia and will therefore expand further in 2018. On December 19, 2017 the contract for a joint venture with the die-cutting machine manufacturer Masterwork Machinery Co. Ltd. was signed in Tianjin, China.
Marbach is known for its innovative strength. For over a year, Marbach has been working on the development of a new embossing technology. In short, Marbach is now ready to launch polymar.
Marbach Automation & Service now offers a cleaning device for corrugated board die-cutting machines: the mplaten|cleaner. With it, the platen of a die-cutting machine can be cleaned efficiently by the machine operator and the machine’s productivity increased.
“Marbach Die Supplies” delivers materials for the production of cutting-dies to die-makers worldwide. At the urgent request of our customers, Marbach has now supplemented its portfolio. For some time past, a new kind of rubbering has been used for the Marbach cutting-die marbaspeed|r: it is called flexpower. From now on, this very successful rubber will also be available from Marbach as a raw material.
Marbach is approaching the end of an eventful year. 2017 has been characterized by innovative products that Marbach has brought to market to enable better customer performance. As well as investments in machinery and buildings. But with all that, Marbach has not forgotten people who are less fortunate. And that's why this Heilbronn-based company has remained true for many years to one key principle: "donating instead of giving". When selecting the recipients of donations, it is important for the Marbach management to divide the money between internationally well-known and regionally respected institutions. This year Marbach donated 7,000 euros to the aid organization Help – Help for Self-Help e.V. and 3,000 euros to the Kindersolbad gGmbH in Bad Friedrichshall.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing (Werkzeugbau) supplies customers worldwide with thermoforming tools for the packaging industry. As a result, the company can be found at trade fairs around the globe. This was also the case at the 9th International Plastic Fair (IPF) in Japan which took place from 24th to 28th October 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
Marbach has focused on the topic: performance. Especially performance for its customers. Demanding of itself: to offer the right solution for every requirement. Against this background, Marbach has extended still further its knowledge and abilities during the last months. Besides innovative products, Marbach also offers its customers comprehensive services – and recently training courses.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing (Werkzeugbau) has in recent months increasingly sold tools with the Mafox|F system. This means that customers' demand for this Marbach technology has been growing significantly.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing, one of the leading producers of thermoforming tools for the plastics industry, presented some innovations from its product portfolio at the Thin Wall Packaging Asia in Singapore. Since the Thin Wall Packaging Cologne has been an important event in the industry for years, the Thin Wall Packaging Asia took place for the second time. And already it is the most important event for thin wall packaging in the Asian region. On the 18th and 19th of September, the “Who's Who” in the packaging industry for thin wall plastics met in Singapore. 100 participants came to the congress to listen to lectures, to take part in workshops and to network.
Marbach launched its tool marbaclean onto the market last year. Product safety and conformity to highest hygiene demands are benefits, that are attracting great interest in the market. marbacelan is ISEGA certified and therefore suitable for packaging production in the food industry – particularly for direct packaging, which has direct contact with the packaged goods.
Marbach knows the requirements of the market. Especially for manufacturing cigarette packaging where the demands on quality are high, and the packaging process has to be especially productive. With the crease bend tester, Marbach offers its customers a device with which creasing forces and folding resistance of a package can be tested precisely. For the smooth packaging process of cigarettes.
Marbach presented some time ago its technology for optically appealing visible edges in corrugated board packaging. Since then various customers are employing pure edge. One of these customers is the Sealed Air Verpackungen GmbH in Alsfeld, Germany. Sealed Air has been so convinced by this technology that in the meantime all its tools for single-wall corrugated board have been equipped with pure edge.
After the installation of a die-cutting machine at Marbach at the beginning of July, the preparations for the new training center are running at full speed at the Heilbronn-based die-maker. The official start is planned for the beginning of 2018. Marbach will then offer its customers training on the topics of die-cutting of paperboard and corrugated board. The focus will be on topics such as productivity and the significant reduction of make-ready time.
Since Marbach has restructured its division „Materials for the production of cutting-dies“ and has recently been renamed Marbach Die Supplies, the positive market acceptance has been very well received at Marbach. The extended portfolio has generated a positive mood with Marbach customers. Because as one of the main material suppliers in Germany, Marbach is the only company that is able to test its products in advance in its own production units and on the in-house die-cutting machine.
There are many different possibilities to refine packaging and to upgrade them for the POS. De- and embossing in 2D or 3D, hotfoil, pure edge or reverse cutting. But there are also sophisticated creases, for example many creases close to each other, make something special out of packaging. We offer our customers the right solution for every requirement with our tools and technologies. For extraordinary packaging at the POS. That is not only a visual but also a haptic experience for the consumers.
Customers of Marbach rely more and more on the application of steel counter plates as a counter-die. This development comes as no surprise since demands on functionality and appearance of packaging blanks are continually increasing. The steel counter plate meets both criteria. The high quality of the creases that are created with it, leads to a very good functionality of folds. Moreover it eliminates the occurrence of marks on the blank.
The sixth technology forum of the European Diemakers Association (ESU) took place between the 15th and 16th of September in Luxembourg. Marbach was on-site as an exhibitor to present its newest innovations with its two divisions Automation & Service and Die Supplies.
Marbach is known for its numerous innovations and wide service portfolio. To use the advantages of these innovations optimally for themselves and to find solutions for all requirements together with Marbach, that’s the high demand of the Marbach customers. Satisfied customers confirm that Marbach meets these requirements perfectly.
Marbach introduced its technology pure edge to the market last year. With it, visible edges of corrugated board packaging become especially appealing. In order to illustrate the appearance of pure edge more clearly for the customers, Marbach has now produced two packaging samples. The customers can request these samples to convince themselves first-hand about the advantages of the pure edge technology.
Marbach is still on the path to success with its premium stripping tool, the masterstrip|plate. During the last months this special stripping technology has significantly increased its percentage share of sales in all stripping tools. But why has this Marbach technology become so popular?
Marbach is an expert when it comes to creasing in cigarette packaging. With its extensive range of products, Marbach offers solutions for the highest requirements.
The masterstrip|plate is not only a powerful tool for high-speed dynamic stripping. It is also the perfect solution for making sure the side flaps in a cigarette box are cut through and opened up 100%.
Marbach has recently added a special high-speed tool for flat die-cutting to its portfolio: the marbaspeed cutting-die for corrugated board. This new Marbach tool has been catching on more and more in the market. It is characterized by its being equipped with a new type of rubber: Marbach flexpower. Initially only used for rotary tools, flexpower has been applied to flat tools for the corrugated board industry since earlier this year. With increasing success. More and more customers order their tool in this special version “marbaspeed”.
Marbach introduced its optimized blanking technology at the beginning of the year. Since then all upper marbablankers from Marbach are equipped with the new long-life component marbapusher|p. As a result customers are very pleased with the increased flexibility and productivity in their blanking process. The marbapusher|p is available exclusively from Marbach.
Marbach not only delivers cutting-dies, but also materials and tools for print shops.
Nicks ensure a smooth transport of sheets through the die-cutting machine. They should however distract as little as possible from the appearance. That’s why packaging producers always try to have as few and small nicks as possible. Nicks play an even greater role in producing a packaging blank. Because transport nicks affect the performance of the production process. And as a result machine speeds. Waste nicks are largely responsible for the waste-free quality of the produced blank.
More than a year ago Marbach launched its new blanking technology on the market. It has established itself more and more during the last months. Over 100 customers worldwide already use the new Marbach technologies marbablanker and lightblanker as the standard. And this number is continuously increasing.
Under the name Marbach Automation & Service, the Heilbronn-based cutting-die manufacturer supplies customers worldwide with machines and devices for die-making. Some time ago, and with huge success, Marbach introduced to the market its new plotter for ejection rubber. Marbach now has further refined the mplot.
Marbach ordered a die-cutting machine of the type Brausse 1060 ER at Brausse Europe in April 2017. With it, Marbach will create a training center for internal and external trainings during the next months. Moreover, using this machine, Marbach will test innovations and even better fulfil customer requirements. After 10 weeks, the waiting time was finally over: on the 3rd of July, the new machine was delivered to Marbach in Heilbronn.
Following established tradition at Marbach, the Heilbronn-based manufacturer of tools for the packaging industry, the 5th Family Day took place on the 7th of July 2017. It is a summer festival of a very special kind because the managers themselves cater for the employees and their families. The employees and their relatives spent a fun-filled day at the Marbach company premises in beautiful sunshine – only interrupted by a short thunderstorm. And more than 1,000 people came.
Marbach presented to the visitors of the Marbach & Brausse Innovation Days its solution for a fast make-ready and archiving of hotfoil clichés: the Marbach thinplate system. Customers save the most of make-ready time with this system. This advantage becomes especially clear for repeat orders. A customer, who has already used this system for years is the company Tako Carton Plant Ltd. – that belongs to the Pyroll-Group.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing (Werkzeugbau) will be present at the Kiefel Tech Day from the 28th to 29th of June 2017. Within the framework of TIML-cooperation “Best of each”, and together with the companies Kiefel and Ilsemann, Marbach will give a presentation on the topic “Product Development Competence and Handling”. In addition a Marbach TIML production tool will be shown live in action on a Kiefel machine KTR6.
Marbach operates worldwide. One of its 16 plants is located in Kielce, Poland. This subsidiary was housed in a rented building during the last years. The move into a newly constructed building took place in June 2016. This building has recently won an architecture award.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing successfully exhibited at the Chinaplas 2017 in Guangzhou (China). As part of the foreign and export promotion by the German government, Marbach was located in the German section of the Chinaplas with a small booth. All important German machine manufacturers, as well as numerous suppliers of machine parts and injection molders, were represented there.
Marbach launched its digital zone levelling technology at the drupa 2016 in Duesseldorf. Marbach has in the meantime equipped over 150 (and counting) die-cutting machines with it. At the beginning, digital zone levelling was only available in 102-106 format. Due to its huge success, Marbach can now offer it in the formats 76, 102-106 and 142-145. The formats 130 and 162 are still in progress.
Marbach not only delivers cutting-dies, but also the proper materials. During the last years, Marbach has increasingly extended its portfolio. And today it belongs to the large material suppliers in Germany. To underline this change in its name and also to focus on its core business, Marbach has decided to name its material division “Marbach Die Supplies”. Starting on the 1st of June, Marbach materials will be sold under this name.
Marbach has a reputation for offering the right solution for every requirement. It now lives up to this motto once more with its new die-cutting machine from Brausse. Because with it, Marbach will expand its competence as well as its range of services. This results in completely new possibilities for the Heilbronn-based cutting-die expert.
Marbach has implemented a new production process for the manufacture of rim-rolling screws for drinking cups. In the conventional process, rim-rolling screws were turned which limited flexibility concerning the contour. This flexibility however can be increased significantly through the milling process Marbach uses. With it, Marbach fulfils its motto “the right solution for every requirement” once more.
Marbach continues to invest in its machines. Since a Speedperformer KMD85 from Kiefel was installed in 2016, Marbach will soon expand its machine park even more. The Gabler M98 MAXX is the fourth Gabler machine that has been purchased by Marbach during the last years. A close partnership links Marbach and Gabler already since the 1980s.
Marbach has optimized its reverse cutting technology. With the new height-adjustable anvil, customers can now adjust anvil height of their cutting-die on their own, if necessary, and thereby save a significant amount of make-ready time.
With the nick-breaking technology Marbach has brought to the market – already in autumn 2016 – a solution that optimizes the blanking of very small blanks with a double knife. Since then, many customers have employed this new Marbach technology.
Marbach organized an Open House in cooperation with Brausse Europe and ITW foils under the name of “Innovation Days 2017” at the end of March. The event took place at the Brausse premises in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands).
The address of Marbach has recently been changed. The postal address of Marbach die-cutting technology (Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG) and tool manufacturing (Marbach Werkzeugbau GmbH) has been for decades August-Häußer-Straße 5 + 6 in Heilbronn, but from now on both companies are to be reached under the new postal address Karl-Marbach-Straße 1.
Marbach presented at the CCE International in Munich innovations from its broad product portfolio. Many interested visitors were keen to learn more about the newest Marbach innovatons by the booth team.
At joint Marbach and BOBST ‘PERFORMANCE DAYS’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, carton converters from all over South-East Asia saw live demonstrations of the latest advances in tooling which cut production costs, increase efficiency and broaden the range of carton styles that cartonmakers can produce.
Marbach tool manufacturing is looking forward to another successful year in 2017. The company has many plans. The expansion will be continued under new management and the technologies presented at the K trade fair in 2016 will be rolled out globally. There will be investment in employees, machines and processes at all subsidiaries, in order to become even better and faster for our customers.
Marbach has introduced its latest generation of the rotary cutting-die marbaspeed|r at drupa and FachPack. Having positive impact: the demand has risen significantly. Various customers already have marbaspeed|r in operation. The trend is upward.
Marbach will exhibit at the largest plastics trade fair in Asia this year. The Chinaplas is widely recognized by the industry as one of the most influential exhibitions in the world. Comparable to the K in Duesseldorf, Germany and the NPE in Chicago, USA. The 31st Chinaplas will take place between the 16th and 19th of May 2017. 140,000 visitors are expected to attend.
Marbach has further optimized its blanking technology. At FachPack 2016, Marbach presented for the first time its new blanking presser marbapusher|p. Since then it has enjoyed great popularity amongst the customers. Therefore, as of now, it will be used as a standard at Marbach. This means that all male marbablanker tools will be delivered with marbapusher|p in the future.
Marbach presents its newest products in the areas of die-cutting technology and machines for cutting-die manufacturing at the IADD Odyssey in Schaumburg, Chicago (USA). The trade fair takes place between the 17th and 18th of May 2017.
Marbach exhibited this year once again with huge success at the Interplastica trade fair in Moscow. This international exhibition for plastics and rubber took place between the 24th and 27th January 2017 at the Expo Center in Moscow.
Marbach launched its digital zone levelling technology at drupa 2016. The product’s success was almost immediate: half a year later, over 100 die-cutting machines worldwide have been equipped with digital zone levelling. A strongly increasing trend. Marbach offers its product currently in 76, 102-106 and 142-145 format. More are already planned.
Marbach and Brausse Europe, together invite you to the Innovation Days in s’Hertogenbosch. Visitors can look forward to an exciting program with information and live machine demonstrations. According to the theme “reduction of make-ready times” visitors will learn more about efficient state-of-the-art packaging production. During the demonstrations, Marbach will present its latest technologies on different Brausse machines.
Marbach has extended a building at its headquarters in Heilbronn. Shortly after the new building at the subsidiary in Poland had been opened, structural expansion within the company group continued. Another story was added to an existing building in Heilbronn.
As a family owned business, the Marbach Group is taking responsibility for the coming generations. Sustainability has shaped the corporate philosophy of this globally active company for many years. With regards to this, much has been done in 2016, too.
Marbach Asia Pacific, the subsidiary of the Marbach Group in South-east asia, has recently installed a new die-cutting machine that will stay at the company for at least two years. The global manufacturer of cutting-dies can now showcase its tools in action on the Bobst Novacut 106 ER. This machine is equipped with all the important features, such as quick lock frames, 1mm plate exchange system with micrometer adjustment, and most importantly also a blanking unit.
The Marbach Group can look back over another eventful year that is now coming to an end. The year 2016 has been packed with numerous exhibitions. One outstanding and important change at Marbach: the new look of the company. Despite all of these changes, however, one thing remains the same: the tradition of “donating instead of gifting”. In selecting the recipients of the donation, it has always been very important to this management of the worldwide operating group to divide the money between internationally prestigious and regionally respected institutions.
The drupa 2016 started on the 31st of May in Düsseldorf. Half a year has passed since then. It’s time for an interim appraisal at the Marbach Group. The world leader in die-cutting technology was on-site with a 143 m² booth. And presented not only its newest technologies. But much more. The trade fair visitors experienced the new Marbach corporate design live. With a modern exhibition concept. New image movie. User-friendly Website. And a reference book for its customers that was published just in time for drupa: the Marbach Magalog, a mixture of magazine and catalog.
Nicks make the difference. They determine the performance. Nicks ensure a smooth transport of the sheet through the die cutter. And therefore determine if you can run the machine on half or full speed. Whether your blanks are waste free. Or not.
Automatic blanking is trending. The advantage is not just productivity. But also an exact delivery of the blanks. For optimal processing. Marbach, worldmarket leader in cutting-die manufacturing, has completely reworked its blanking technologies this year.
The who-is-who of the plastics and rubber industry meets every three years in Düsseldorf. This year, the trade fair took place between the 19th and 25th of October. Marbach, manufacturer of thermoforming tools, could excite the numerous visitors with its innovations.
FachPack in Nuremberg. An important substantial trade fair for the packaging industry. That took place between the 27th and 29th September 2016. Marbach presented its latest innovations on-site. Cuttings-dies for corrugated board. Paperboard. Technical applications. Labels. But also machines. And materials.
World market leader in die-cutting technology. Manufacturer of cutting-dies. Machines. Materials. And thermoforming tools. That’s Marbach. Marbach not only has a broad portfolio. But is also characterized by solutions that meet every requirement
Marbach is known for best tool performance. The Heilbronn based cutting-die manufacturer goes even further. With its new development. The digital zone levelling. It compensates and neutralizes wear and production caused disparities in the die-cutting machine.
The Marbach Website launch in May set a foundation for our online marketing. The website is the hub to which all other (social) media channels link to. With the most important information. About our company. Our products. Current news. Upcoming trade fairs. And events.
Marbach is one of the leading manufacturers of thermoforming tools. For the food industry. For packaging made of plastic. As an exhibitor at the K trade fair. The most important exhibition worldwide for the plastics and rubber industry. In Duesseldorf. Marbach will present its novelties there. Its new corporate design. New trade fair concept. And also the new website. The new image film. The latest brochure. And of course its exciting product innovations.
Steel-rule tools have a long tradition at Marbach. Since 1923. With them, the success story of the company began. Today, Marbach processes several 1.000 meters of rules per day. In more than 200 cutting-dies. For diverse packaging. Of paperboard. Or corrugated board.
Marbach’s new website has recently come online. Now, the new webshop has been launched. Both give an extensive overview of the broad portfolio of the world market leader. For each and every requirement we have the right solution. This is what characterizes Marbach. And what can be seen online, as well.
Marbach is a family owned business. As such the company group assumes responsibility for future generations. The topic sustainability characterizes the company philosophy. For many years. That’s why Marbach takes regular action in addition to the longterm CSR projects.
This year, the biggest trade fair for print media took place. Every 4 years, the industry meets in Duesseldorf. Marbach is with a stand on-site every time. As in previous years, the company has impressed its customers. With innovations. Such as the digital zone levelling sheet. The new blanker. And the hygiene cutting die marbaclean. But also with its booth. And the new corporate design. New sales documents. And of course with its best service. And consulting. The trade fair was a huge success for the Heilbronn based company. Also on a longterm basis.
The FachPack in Nuremberg. An important meeting point for the packaging industry. It will open its doors again at the end of September. More than 40.000 trade visitors will seek information about the newest packaging trends in approx. 100.000 m² exhibition space during the three days.
The Marbach Group can already say that this year’s drupa has been a huge success for the company. The world leader in die-cutting technology could register record attendance at its booth. Also the quality of the visitors was outstanding. The Marbach stand attracted numerous visitors with a new corporate design, new trade fair concept and exciting product innovations. There have been over 2,000 registered contacts during the 11 exhibition days.