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 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.