Marbach looks forward to an exciting year in 2017. The company has planned comprehensively. Whether international expansion, new technologies or automation, Marbach will invest extensively in 2017 in order to become even better for its customers.
More revenue in 2017
Marbach was able to close the year 2016 on a successful note. And also plans for double-digit sales growth in 2017. For Europe as well as worldwide. In order to handle this growth, Marbach will restructure different business areas and increase the number of employees.
Head of Marketing, Tina Dost: “We will expand further. Because our products are in demand worldwide. In markets we’re already established in. And also in others. South America, Asia and Europe. We plan to build and extend our presence in many markets in 2017. How well this has worked can be seen in the newest members of the Marbach family: Marbach America and Marbach Asia Pacific. Both production sites were founded only a few years ago. After a short build-up phase, they have developed into valuable members of our company group with huge growth potential.”
Besides internationalization, Marbach will invest in the modernization and automation of its production in different subsidiaries. To optimize processes, increase flexibility and reduce cycle times. Marbach customers can soon look forward to even shorter delivery times of their cutting-die orders.
Research & development
In research and development Marbach will further strengthen its capacities as well as the know-how of its employees. Many new Marbach products are already in the trial period. And will ensure best performance for Marbach customers in 2017.
New building and re-building
An expansion at the Marbach headquarters will be completed at the beginning of 2017. A new floor was added to an existing building. This was necessary because the available premises had become inadequate due to huge growth in the company. This part of the building will now host the following departments: purchasing, accounting and Human Resources. So that these sectors will operate more closely. All under one roof.
Also the Marbach die-cutting manufacturing is being modified under the aspect of process optimization. To shorten delivery times and increase the efficiency.
Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is firmly established in the company philosophy. Sustainability is a core value of Marbach. Environmentally friendly products such as the greenplate are being used. Bio plastics are replacing material that contains mineral oils in tools. Renewable energy is being more extensively utilized. Moreover, the CSR report will be revised in 2017 and there will be new investments in energy and environmental measures.
Dost continues: “We have big plans for 2017. We look forward to the many exciting tasks waiting for us. We approach our new motto “Packaging. Performance. You.“ Consistently. Our world is the packaging industry. The customers are our focus. And we want to achieve the highest performance for them. For every requirement the matching solution. Not only in the high-end segment, but also in every price range. Worldwide.”
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.
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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.