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. For this purpose, the company owner Peter Marbach and Bernd Klenk, managing director of Marbach Die-Cutting Technology travelled to China together. There they met with a large delegation of Masterwork around their Chairman Ms. Li Li.
Under the name Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Die Cutting Tools Co. Ltd. the two companies are planning a joint venture. It will concentrate on the production of cutting dies for the Chinese packaging market. Marbach Automation & Service will supply the appropriate machines for the new Marbach production facility. Peter Marbach: "China is a very interesting market for us. With Masterwork we have the optimal partner on our side. Together we have the concentrated competence in die-cutting."
Planned start of production is in summer 2018. The operations in Tianjin will include sales and production. The focus will be on flat cutting-dies for the folding carton and tobacco packaging industry. Peter Marbach: "The preparations have been going on for several months. We're looking forward to getting started right now."
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.