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In 2023, we will be able to look back on 100 years of company history. After this special event, the next big event for us is already waiting to happen next year: In one year – exactly on May 28, 2024 – the leading trade show of the printing and packaging industry, drupa in Düsseldorf, will finally take place again.
We are at home in the packaging industry. Almost 100 years ago, we began in Heilbronn as a 3-man business with a small workshop measuring 36 m² (4 x 9 m). Today the company has 1,600 employees worldwide at many locations around the globe. In Heilbronn alone, the total area for production and administration is 24,352 m².
As a result of this expansion, space in the existing buildings has repeatedly become cramped over the years. As a consequence, new buildings and extensions have had to be built.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer compatible storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) has been designed for packaging manufacturers seeking optimally functioning in-house logistics.
We offer a range of blanking tools in our portfolio. One of the most popular tools on the market is the marbablanker. This blanking tool is characterized primarily by short set-up times and good handling during packaging production.
With our stripping technologies, we offer an extensive portfolio on the market for smooth processes and waste-free stripping. An important product, which is the basic requirement for a stable stripping process, is the precision set-up aid: marbapoint. It is used to position the upper and lower stripping parts with precision in relation to each other. The marbapoint is thus a simple and cost-effective way of optimizing the set-up process. As of now, a special magnetic holder is available for the marbapoint, which can be attached directly to the die-cutting machine.
On the 16th July, 1923, Karl Marbach Senior founded the Marbach company together with two partners. 100 years later, that small company has become a globally successful corporate group with over 1,600 employees. This represents 100 years of innovations, performance and tooling technology par excellence. But of course, this is not the company's first anniversary...
We possess an extensive portfolio of embossing technologies for you to choose from. With these, a wide variety of embellishment designs can be applied to packaging.
Embellishment technology embossing is mainly used for high-quality consumer goods, confectionery and cosmetics packaging, but of course also in the cigarette industry.
Almost 100 years ago, the Marbach Group was founded as a small craft business. Today, we are a firmly established player in the packaging industry. Over the years, Marbach has brought numerous technologies and innovations to the market, many of which have become standard in the industry. These include technologies and products such as rillma, mpower, marbastrip, the crease-plate-die or the greenplate, which have been successfully on the market for many years. But also, solutions of the latest generation like the DZL|plate or CONNECT|M. The name Marbach is all about a highly innovative company that regularly registers patents and sets market standards.
Last year, we introduced marbaject, our new high-performance rubber for corrugated board cutting-dies. In recent months, more and more customers have switched their cutting-dies to this special rubbering, because they are convinced of its advantages.
The Marbach Group celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. Despite the now sizeable company of more than 1,600 employees worldwide, Marbach has never forgotten its roots. Because Marbach is aware that the roots of the company's success story are found in the people, the employees, who have supported the company through the last 100 years.
In 2023, Marbach, whose exciting success story is unique, will be 100 years. But how did we become the corporate group we are today? One of the most important decisions here was certainly the investment in the very first CO2 laser system for cutting-die production in Europe. In the years that followed, laser technology became a cornerstone of the success of the Marbach Group – and pioneering for the entire die-cutting technology worldwide.
We stand for high-performance tools and digital solutions. And with the DZL|plateXL, our customers with large-format machines can benefit from the many advantages of digital zone levelling.
The Marbach Group, has existed for almost 100 years. But we are not only a successful company and world market leader in our field, but also a successful exhibitor at many international trade fairs.
We are a system supplier for all tools that a print shop needs for die-cutting packaging. In addition to die-cutting and stripping tools, we also produce blanking tools.
In the blanking process, individual packaging blanks are separated from each other after the die-cutting or stripping process. This process can be done manually or mechanically. Mechanical blanking has many advantages, making the use of a blanking tool profitable even for simple layouts and short runs.
The lightblanker offers an easy entry point into machine blanking.
We celebrate a great milestone in 2023: the company will turn 100. In the 1920s, Karl Marbach Senior had managed to found a small craftsman's business and to successfully lead it out of the world economic crisis with the help of a new product – steel rule dies – as well as some new customers. (More about this in the first part of this series: "100 Years Marbach. 1923 - 1927: The founding years.") But only a short time later, the next difficult years were already approaching the infant company, as another worldwide crisis was soon to begin with the Second World War.
We not only supply you with die-cutting, stripping and blanking tools for the production of folding cartons, but also support you in increasing your performance in packaging production. For this purpose, we have the "Marbach Performance Package" service in our portfolio.
Marbach Die Supplies supplies both print shops and diemakers with machines, devices, materials and other equipment related to die-cutting. The portfolio also includes various solutions that make the user's work easier. Our latest solution is called trimknife|multi.
We have been a manufacturer of tools for the packaging industry for almost 100 years – worldwide. But this was not always the case. The company started as a small craft business in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. Back in 1923, it was far from foreseeable that the company would one day become a group with 1,600 employees and many trading partners, agents, joint ventures and representative offices worldwide. But it was above all the good network that the Marbach family built up over many decades that contributed significantly to the international success of the Marbach Group. Today, we are represented on almost all continents and is on site for our customers.
We are not only a specialist for tools and services around packaging production, but also supply equipment centered on die-cutting. This also includes cleaning devices for the cutting platen.
The reason why Leopold Verpackungen in Ludwigsburg (Germany) decided in favor of the mplaten|cleaner platen cleaning device from Marbach is explained by the plant manager Valeri Lach.
We have participated in the TOP 100 innovation competition and received the TOP 100 seal 2023. This award is only given to the most innovative companies of the German medium-sized business sector.
We celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2023. Such a long company history cannot be taken for granted in Germany, where less than 2% of companies have reached this milestone. But how did Marbach manage to grow from a small craftsman's business to a globally operating group of companies with 1,600 employees worldwide?
We are known for our innovative technologies that make life easier for the user. One of these is the split anvil, which ensures that packaging can be equipped with elegant and functional opening mechanisms.
In 1923, the Marbach company began as a 3-man workshop in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. 100 years later, the small craftsman business has become a global market leader operating worldwide. Today, the Marbach Group, with its 1,600 employees around the world, is a key partner for the global packaging industry.
Such a long company history cannot be taken for granted – in Germany only a little more than 1% of the companies ever reach 100 years. The fact that we have managed to achieve this, is due to many different factors.
Our story reads like an exciting novel.
In addition to materials for packaging manufacturers, our division Marbach Die Supplies also supplies equipment for the die-cutting process. This includes two mobile workbenches mbench|smart and mbench|pro. These are distinguished by their flexible application possibilities.
The workbenches in the mbench series are not only equipped with smooth-running heavy-duty wheels for flexible use, but also offer an ideal work surface, storage space for tools and materials, as well as the option of fitting them with suitable hand tools. This means that tools can be repaired and processed in a minimum of space.
With the Marbach lower pin unit, we have a tool on the market that is mainly used for jobs where the requirements for waste-free die-cut blanks are very high. This is because waste is stripped in an especially reliable way with the lower pin unit in these applications.
Lower pin units are used in the stripping station of a die-cutting machine. They are particularly useful when very small waste parts have to be stripped and when maximum reliability is required during stripping.
For us, an eventful but also successful year is coming to an end. Right at the beginning of the year, the war in Ukraine caused market turbulence and triggered a procurement crisis. We met these challenges with good planning and inventory management.
For many years now, we have traditionally donated 10,000 € to aid projects at Christmas under the motto "Donations instead of gifts". This year, due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, the management of Marbach decided to donate the entire amount to aid projects in connection with the war in Ukraine.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies has a large number of handheld devices in its portfolio. One that is small, but all the more clever for that, is the marbanick|2+. With it, defined nicks can be quickly and easily inserted into cutting rules.
We have launched a system solution for more digitalization in the die-cutting process. Interest in CONNECT|M has continued steadily over the past few months. Especially since new features are always available that make CONNECT|M even more attractive for the packaging manufacturer. Marbach also has planned a lot for 2023.
For almost 10 years, we have been offering a very special, dimensionally stable dieboard under the name "Marbach solidplate". Now this tool is available in a new aluminum version which, due to its low weight, demonstrates all its advantages especially for large folding box formats.
We have some very special technologies for the tobacco sector in our portfolio: The crease-plate-die|+ and crease-plate-die|rc not only ensure productivity during die-cutting, but also during the subsequent packaging process.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies has a comprehensive portfolio of materials for diemakers. This is also true for counter plates: Here, we supply individual solutions from simple creasing matrixes to cutting plates for the production of steel counter plates. However, the top seller for counter plates among us has been the same for some years: rillma+.
We have various technologies for blanking in our portfolio that can be individually selected depending on customer requirements and technical demands. These ensure the optimal use of the blanking station in packaging production.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies provides packaging manufacturers with materials for their daily needs, as well as equipment for their die-cutting environment. For high productivity in packaging production, not only the die-cutting machine and the die-cutting technologies that are used play a decisive role, but also a well-functioning die preparation. This is where handheld devices from Marbach come in.
With the calibration tool, we have a solution in our portfolio with which the individual working stations of a die-cutting machine as well as the upper and lower parts of a die-cutting machine can be perfectly matched to each other.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies provides diemakers worldwide with the materials, equipment and machines they need for the production of their tools. In order to be able to meet the special requirements for the production of packaging in the pharmaceutical sector, we offer the msteel embossing machine. This is used to produce male embossing forces that implement the embossing of Braille on packaging quickly, reliably and in accordance with the requirements.
The msteel embossing machine is used for the production of flat and rotary Braille male forces made of steel. With this machine, the process of embossing and marking the male force is fully automatic.
We presented our latest innovations to our visitors at the K exhibition in Düsseldorf. We show ourself not only as a tool manufacturer, but also as an expert for topics such as process monitoring and sustainability.
We have launched a system solution that is increasingly gaining acceptance on the market. This is because CONNECT|M ensures transparency and performance in the die-cutting packaging process. With CONNECT|M, we provide our customers with a kind of fitness tracker for die-cutting.
With the Performance Package, we have launched a service that not only takes a close look at the productivity of the die-cutting process in packaging production, but also shows exactly which measures can be used to increase it.
Our Polish site, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since 1997, Marbach has been manufacturing thermoforming tools, assemblies and components for the plastics industry at its site in Tarnowskie Gory.
We offer our customers not only cutting-dies, but also the appropriate storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) is available for flat die packages up to the 2,100 format. It supports optimally functioning internal logistics at packaging manufacturers. Our customers using a Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) are enthusiastic.
Since 2004, we have been using special technology to apply Braille dots to packaging at optimum heights and shapes. The marbabraille technology has proven itself numerous times by our customers in Europe. More and more countries outside Europe are dealing with the issue of Braille on packaging and are increasingly using our special technology.
We were present at Fachpack 2022 as an exhibitor. At our 70 m² stand, we welcomed numerous visitors. In Nuremberg, we provided information not only about our product innovations, but also about our extensive range of services.
In July, we introduced our new high-performance rubber for corrugated board cutting-dies under the name marbaject. This new type of rubber is being increasingly used in the market and is very popular with our customers.
With its mcut|multi, Marbach Die Supplies has a multifunctional device in its portfolio that significantly simplifies tool preparation in packaging production. This is because the mcut|multi cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. This allows tools in the cutting-die preparation to be optimally prepared for their production use.
We are looking forward to the upcoming K trade fair in Düsseldorf. It will take place from October 19 to 26, 2022. We there will present our latest innovations in hall 3 at stand C50.
We have recently presented our digital system solution for more digitalization in the die-cutting process. The enormous interest in the Marbach solution, only goes to prove that digitalization is of great concern to the packaging market.
We have developed several solutions that provide users with greater performance in packaging production. One of these innovations is the masterstrip|plate.
The masterstrip|plate is a special male stripper which – combined with the marbastrip technology – ensures a smooth stripping process.
We are already in the starting blocks: From September 27 to 29, we will showcase our latest innovations at FachPack in Nuremberg. The focus as always will be on performance in packaging production.
Marbach Die Supplies offers many handheld devices for packaging manufacturers. One of these devices, which ensures more efficiency in die-cutting preparation, is the mcut|matrix cutting device.
We demonstrated in a recent web session that our digital system solution CONNECT|M not only ensures more transparency and performance in die-cutting, but also supports sustainable practices.
We supply the corrugated board industry with die technologies for the production of packaging. Our nick changing system ensures maximum flexibility in the production of corrugated board packaging. This is because it enables the user to react quickly and easily to the changing properties of the material to be die-cut.
We are well-known for our extensive portfolio. Thus, we also supply the global plastics industry with cutting-dies. The high-precision Marbach steel rule dies are designed for use directly after the thermoforming process. Here they ensure the reliable separation of plastic cups and lids.
Marbach Die Supplies not only supplies materials, but also machines for cutting-die production. One machine that stands for the highest efficiency in diemaking is the mjet|1. This compact waterjet machine cuts the ejector rubber for a cutting-die automatically and with absolute precision.
With our blanking tool alublanker, we feature a tool in our portfolio that has managed to convince numerous customers. This is because the alublanker is not only characterized by its low weight, but also by its high productivity.
The alublanker is a high-precision blanking tool lower part, made completely from one piece and in one milling operation. The separating grid is made of aluminum and is completely CNC milled.
We recently presented our digital system solution for even more transparency and performance in die-cutting. CONNECT|M has enjoyed increasing popularity since its market launch. More and more customers are recognizing the many benefits they can achieve through more digitalization in the die-cutting process.
In mid-July, we organized a week with various web sessions around the topic of "Sustainability in Packaging Production" under the title "Sustainability Week".
After our last web session week on the topic of performance was very successful, also at the Sustainability Week more than 300 participants attended online.
We are known for our innovative solutions. One of these has just been launched on the market: the high-performance rubber marbaject. This has been specially designed for the corrugated board sector (flat and rotary). Cutting-dies equipped with this material are characterized by even better performance.
With our two technologies crease-plate-die|+ and crease-plate-die|rc, we offer two solutions for the tobacco sector in our portfolio. These are increasingly establishing themselves on the market due to their many advantages.
Our crease-plate-die solutions stand for high-quality blanks that optimally meet tobacco manufacturers' high demands on packaging quality and packing speed.
We have been focusing for years on offering you tool technologies and services to increase performance. One solution that lives up to its name is the Performance Package.
The Performance Package is a special service offer that allows you to optimize performance in the production of your packaging.
We offer a wide range of solutions for packaging production. One of these is the thinplate system, with which the embossing plates can be supplied pre-prepared for hotfoiling and can be set-up quickly and reliably if required.
When hotfoiling packaging, the register between the packaging layout and the embossing plates must be perfect. Because only hotfoiling that is precisely in the right place fulfills the visual demand for high-quality packaging finishing.
We are organizing a week with various web sessions in July under the title "Sustainability Week". From July 11 to 14, 2022, everything will center around the topic of "Packaging production and sustainability".
We feature a wide range of tool solutions in our comprehensive portfolio. One is a special wire-eroded cutting-die. What is special about this tool is its exceptionally high precision and its long service life.
We produce special tools for corrugated board rotary machines with active stripping technology. Such machines are gaining ground in various countries.
With the mplaten|cleaner, Marbach Die Supplies offers a cleaning device that cleans the cutting platen quickly and safely. This ensures efficient die-cutting processes in packaging production.
We have published a new whitepaper on our knowledge platform, the Experience Hub, with the topic "The future is digital: How to increase the performance of your die-cutting processes through digitization."
With the "universal sheet delivery", we feature a special tool technology in our portfolio that is used for small orders or where you do not want to use blanking for a job but still attach importance to efficiency. The universal sheet delivery is used in the upper part of a blanking station to perfectly stack die-cut sheets.
Marbach Die Supplies not only supplies materials that meet the requirements of packaging manufacturers, but also equipment for all aspects of the die-cutting process. The extensive equipment portfolio includes the two mobile workbenches mbench|smart and mbench|pro. These ensure flexibility and efficiency in production.
We ensure with our solutions, performance in packaging production. This is also the case with a tool technology that helps to adjust the tool in such a way that the print image and the tool can be quickly adjusted to each other if required.
With marbaspeed|r, we feature a high-performance tool for rotary die-cutting in our portfolio. Due to its special equipment, this tool ensures high production speeds and waste-free blanks.
We are not only a specialist for tools and services centered on packaging production, but also supply systems for the storage of die packages. One of our satisfied customers who have installed a Marbach storage system in their company is Udo Zier GmbH in Furtwangen (Germany).
With our DZL|plateXL technology, we ensure efficient make-ready for large-format die-cutting machines. Once created and inserted into the die-cutting machine, the two-part protection plate of the DZL|plateXL permanently takes over the zone levelling of the machine.
Conventional stripping with lower pins is very time-consuming and at high speeds, offers limited functionality. Therefore, running under the name "dynamic stripping", Marbach offers different tools, marbastrip and masterstrip|plate which do not require any lower pins at all.
Our division Marbach Die Supplies supplies materials for packaging manufacturers that meet requirements in all aspects of die-cutting. The MDS-portfolio is diverse and includes a wide range of materials needed in a print shop in the die-cutting machine and tool environment: From make-ready tapes to creasing matrix make-ready tapes, grinding discs for inserting nicks in cutting rules, replacement rubber strips and much more.
Marbach Die Supplies offers a comprehensive portfolio for diemakers in counter plates for cutting-dies. Ranging from simple creasing matrixes to cutting plates for the production of steel counter plates. Yet, the top seller in counter plates at Marbach has remained the same for years: rillma+.
In our soon 100-year history, we can look back on many outstanding innovations and groundbreaking decisions. One of the most important decisions in our history was to invest in laser technology in the early 70s.
So, Marbach was the first company to introduce laser technology for the production of cutting-dies in Europe and has thus played a major pioneering role in shaping the packaging market.
We are currently pushing hard to sell our greenplate dieboard. Many customers have already switched to this ecologically sustainable tool alternative. This is because every greenplate dieboard sold, which is used instead of a conventional multiplex dieboard, supports the long-term supply security of cutting-dies in the current situation.
We are increasingly focusing on expanding our range of services. One of these service offers is the Performance Package. With this, we support you in improving your performance in the production of your packaging.
We are known for our requirement-oriented solutions. For applications in medical technology, we have special tools in our portfolio which have been designed specifically for this purpose.
We have recently launched our new blanking tool, the alublanker. Available in 102-106 format, this tool is characterized by its light weight and high precision. In recent months, more and more Marbach customers have discovered the alublanker and are successfully using it to separate blanks in their packaging production.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer suitable storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) is available for flat cutting-dies up to 2,100 format. It supports good in-house logistics for packaging manufacturers.
We will participate in the "12th SPE European Thermoforming Conference" in Vienna. After having been postponed several times due to the Corona pandemic, the event will now take place from March 31 to April 1 2022.
Due to our international position, and our forward-looking strategy, we are in the very fortunate position of being able to supply you without restrictions – even in today's currently difficult supply situation caused by the Corona pandemic and the Ukraine war.
So there will be no supply bottlenecks in the short and medium term. This is because in recent months we have restocked our warehouses with the most important raw materials for cutting-dies and increased capacities in all our plants. This is all the more important since we also supply the food and pharmaceutical industry with tools, and are therefore a vital part of the critical infrastructure.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of dieboards. Depending on the requirements a suitable dieboard material is available.
There are dieboards for standard requirements as well as for ones with higher demands on durability and accuracy. For standard requirements, we offer two wooden dieboards: Multiplex and greenplate. For more exacting requirements dimensionally stable dieboards are available. Their material selection and structure ensure that they remain dimensionally stable even under hygroscopic influences and strong climate fluctuations. These include the Marbach solidplate as well as various duramar versions.
Marbach Die Supplies, has recently added new cut-off knives for special requirements to its portfolio. trimknife|multi is the solution when waste cut-off knives need to be added to a cutting-die.
Last year, we launched our CONNECT|M system solution. This new system solution for more digitalization in the die-cutting process, consists of two modules: Tool Management and Performance Tracking, both of which ensure transparency and efficiency in packaging production.
In rotary die-cutting, we offer further tool options in addition to our quality standard tools. In packaging production, a difference is made between the manufacturing process of flat die-cutting and rotary die-cutting. Die-cutting of corrugated board is often performed rotatively.
The multifunctional device mcut|multi from Marbach Die Supplies, cuts rule materials quickly and without any deformation. This allows tools in cutting-die preparation to be optimally prepared for the production use.
Last year, we introduced our two technologies crease plate die|+ and crease plate die|rc for die-cutting tobacco packaging. In the meantime, large numbers of customers have successfully used crease plate die|+ and crease plate die|rc and are enthusiastic about the performance that can be achieved with these two new die solutions.
We organized a week with various web sessions under the title "Marbach Performance Week". At the end of February 2022, everything centered on the topic "Performance in packaging production".
Besides its extensive portfolio of materials, Marbach Die Supplies also offers various devices centered on die-cutting. One of these devices for increased performance in diemaking, is the mcut|notch-duo step notcher. This device ensures that notches from line materials are produced quickly and reliably.
Marbach has exciting news on the subject of steel counter plates. As of now, under the name marbazero, a new additional piece of equipment for steel counter plates will be available. This will provide even better performance during die-cutting.
After industry manager Silvio Gruber recently retired at Marbach, Ralf Nuyken has taken over this position from 01.01.2022. In the future, he will act as industry manager for the interests of customers in the corrugated board sector. With Nuyken, a long-standing expert in the industry is taking over the role from pioneer Silvio Gruber.
Marbach holds an extensive portfolio of different embossing technologies available for its customers. This enables them to meet the constantly increasing demands for strong-selling packaging at the point of sale.
In addition to an extensive portfolio of materials Marbach Die Supplies also has many machines and devices in available for all aspects of cutting-die production. One of them is the multifunctional milling machine mgrav|multi. This high-end milling machine offers optimum flexibility and performance.
Marbach will be holding a week of various web sessions at the end of February under the title "Performance Week". On February 21, 24 and 25, 2022, the focus will be on the topic "more performance in packaging production". Topics of our web sessions will be centered on our service offering "Performance Package", our brand new digital system solution CONNECT|M as well as our set-up aid marbazero.
Marbach not only manufactures tools for flat die-cutting machines, but also for rotary die-cutting machines. For rotary die-cutting of corrugated board, the trend is towards the use of rotary machines with active stripping technology. Marbach has developed specially equipped rotary tools for this purpose, which ensure high productivity on such machines.
Marbach offers a very extensive portfolio of cutting-dies. Marbach also produces tools for die-cutting very thick materials such as honeycomb corrugated board. Such materials place very special demands on the technology used.
Silvio Gruber, who has been responsible for the corrugated board division at Marbach, has gone into well-earned retirement shortly before Christmas. Until his recent retirement, Mr. Gruber worked for Marbach in various management positions for a period of 37 years.
Last year, Marbach launched its new CONNECT|M system solution. This new product for more digitalization in the die-cutting process has been met with great interest on the market with first projects already started.
In 2009, Marbach launched its first ecological dieboard on the market under the name "Marbach greenplate". The idea behind the development of this dieboard is more up-to-date today than ever before.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment as well as materials for diemaking. For the insertion of transport nicks in cutting rules, Marbach has a special grinding device in its range of services, which is convincing with its grinding quality, good equipment and flexibility in use: the battery-powered nick grinder.
The portfolio of our division Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. However, MDS not only supplies diemakers, but also packaging manufacturers with materials for their day-to-day requirements, as well as equipment for the die-cutting industry. Equipment such as workbenches and hand tools can be individually assembled depending on requirements.
Marbach once again this year follows a long established company tradition: Marbach donates to different aid projects at Christmas under the motto "Donations instead of gifts". This year, Marbach will donate to two charity projects of the aid organization 'Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.', which seeks to combat the consequences of climate change: 6,000 euros will go to the national project 'Flood Relief Germany' and an additional 4,000 euros to the international Christmas project Zimbabwe.
Marbach has launched a new, groundbreaking system solution under the name CONNECT|M. With this, Marbach has achieved the transformation of a previously and largely analog process into a digital one. This offers completely new possibilities to the user. CONNECT|M provides cloud-based, digital connection of the cutting-die, the die-cutting machine and the user. The result is efficient die management in packaging production and key performance indicators at the touch of a button.
One machine upgrade, popular with Marbach customers, is the digital zone levelling DZL|plate. This protection plate is individually provided with a printed height profile and so can be adapted to the respective conditions of the die-cutting machine. The DZL|plate thus takes over the zone levelling of the machine, which reduces the make-ready times of the rules for each individual job.
Marbach has added a new blanking tool to its product range. The alublanker is, as its name suggests, made of aluminum and completely CNC-milled. One of the first customers to use the alublanker is Marbach's long-standing partner MPS in Obersulm - a company of the Consumer Packaging Business of the WestRock Group. The Obersulm site produces high-quality folding cartons for the international perfume and cosmetics industry.
Marbach provides solutions to ensure top performance for its customers. In order to make packaging more attractive and to visually highlight individual elements of packing, the embellishment process of embossing is often used. As an eye-catcher, it increases the impact of a package at the point of sale. This then has a sales-promoting effect for the packaged product. If the embossing process is not integrated into the die-cutting process but is carried out separately, this is known as embossing and die-cutting in two passes. This is more time-consuming than an embossing process integrated into the die-cutting process. But here, too, set-up times can be minimized.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. In particular, MDS has expanded its range of manual devices in recent months. Among the most popular of these is the mcut|multi multifunctional cutting tool. It cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. Plastika Mostar in Slovenia is already using mcut|multi and is very impressed.
Marbach supports its customers in producing packaging that stands out at the point of sale. One popular method for visually enhancing and refining packaging is embossing. This can be used to highlight individual elements in particular.
More information about embossing and the free white paper can be found on the Marbach Experience Hub.
Marbach Die Supplies, offers a comprehensive portfolio of materials and equipment for die-cutting. Marbach supplies manufacturers of packaging as well as manufacturers of cutting-dies. As of now, there are new product catalogs from Marbach Die Supplies for each of these two fields.
Automated blanking is the latest trend. In this new whitepaper "OPTIMAL USE OF THE BLANKING STATION OF YOUR DIE-CUTTING MACHINE." readers will learn important background information on blanking and how to optimally use the blanking station of their die-cutting machine.
Marbach supplies cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools to packaging manufacturers of folding cartons and corrugated board packaging. Under the name alublanker, Marbach has launched a blanking tool that convinces all along the line. The new alublanker is already being used very successfully by several packaging manufacturers. One of these customers is Eson Pac in Veddige, Sweden.
Marbach was one of 12 model companies in Baden-Württemberg for Corona vaccinations by the company physician. Employees of Marbach and from surrounding companies could be vaccinated with Moderna at the company. At the same time, a fundraising campaign for regional social projects took place at Marbach in connection with the Lions Club Heilbronn-Wartberg.
Marbach has decided to cooperate with laser solutions specialist Cutlite Penta. In a development cooperation, Marbach will work with Cutlite Penta to create an optimized laser program that will meet the Marbach Group's high demands for laser systems.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment as well as materials for diemaking. However, MDS does not only supply diemakers, but also packaging manufacturers with materials for daily needs as well as equipment and machines for the diecutting environment. One of the latest additions to the portfolio are the mbench|smart and mbench|pro workbenches.
Marbach supplies packaging manufacturers of folding boxes and corrugated packaging with tools and also offers them a wide range of die-cutting services. In this context, the topic of digitalization and Industry 4.0 is an important part of the current development work - both in tooling technology and in the services of the corporate group. However, not only Marbach's portfolio is becoming increasingly digital, but also its communication.
Marbach has published a new whitepaper on its new knowledge platform, the Experience Hub. In the new whitepaper titled "The 4 possibilities of a counter plate for paperboard applications", readers will not only learn about the options for counter materials, but will also receive advice on which counter plates provide perfect creasing results for which requirements. Decision-making aid included.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment as well as materials for diemaking. One of the most important materials for the production of cutting dies are cutting rules made of steel rule. These form the heart of every cutting-die.
Marbach, the globally active specialist for thermoforming tools for the packaging industry, supplies its customers with tools with the best performance. But not only the Marbach technologies are innovative: the company's website is also worth seeing. It has recently been revised and is now characterized by even more user-friendliness and more detailed information.
Marbach takes on social responsibility as a family-owned company. The company therefore, not only traditionally donates 10,000 euros to social projects at Christmas, but also participates in various CSR campaigns during the year. The current CSR Report 2020 was published in July.
Marbach participated in the virtual trade show ConneXion already for the second time. During the 8 days of the ConneXion exhibition numerous visitors informed themselves about news in the packaging industry. Marbach presented its latest new developments for more performance in packaging production.
The Marbach Group supplies the global packaging industry with cutting-dies and thermoforming tools. Among other things, this is used to produce packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Corona vaccine is also packed in packaging die-cut with Marbach tools. Through its tools, Marbach thus secures the supply chain of important goods for daily use and is part of the critical infrastructure.
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.