Marbach can look back on an eventful 2018. The company, which is globally active, attended numerous exciting projects last year and presented at various plastics trade fairs throughout the world, its extensive portfolio in the field of thermoforming technology.
Packaging. Performance. You.
Marketing Manager Tina Dost: "2018 was another very exciting year for us. We worked on a number of product developments and launched them successfully on the market. Those who benefit are our customers, because they are able to increase performance in their packaging production."
Trade fairs and events
Marbach successfully participated in numerous trade fairs and events in 2018. From the Interplastica in Russia to the NPE in Orlando to the Chinaplas in Shanghai, Marbach was present at the world’s most important plastics fairs. In addition, the company participated as an exhibitor or with presentations at various Thinwall packaging events: the SPE in China and the Plastics & Rubber in Indonesia. Marbach was able to profitably use established networks in several follow-up projects. In 2019, the K trade fair will once more be the world's most important trade show for the plastics industry. Here too, Marbach is already in the starting blocks and has already initiated preparations.
Products Werkzeugbau (tool-making)
As an innovative company, Marbach once again presented numerous solutions in 2018 to increase the performance of its customers.
In addition to the further optimization of its MT|easy-speed technology with highest output rates, the Marbach Turner cup caused a sensation in the market with its special closure technology. In addition, Marbach's growing interest in combining thermoforming with IML has led to a number of customer projects that will be continued in 2019.
Another very important topic in the market is the boom in coffee capsules. Marbach therefore tested the world's largest tilting tool for coffee capsules in 2018 in cooperation with Gabler. Sales manager Hubert Kittelmann: "Even special functions in the upper and lower tool could be controlled with ease. Prepared for seamless integration into the world of industry 4.0, the tool has sensors that monitor all process parameters in real time using a modern system from the company Toolvision". Tests carried out prove that Marbach is well equipped for the future.
Investment in milling machines
The investment in two new milling machines creates the possibility to optimize the production. With the type KX30 machines from the Huron company, Marbach increased its flexibility in producing thermoforming and rotary tools.
New production control system
In addition to its existing ERP system, Marbach Werkzeugbau introduced a new software in 2018 under the name Time|M, which the company uses for detailed planning and
control of its production capacities and which makes it even more efficient. For the benefit of the customer.
Tina Dost: "An eventful year draws to an end. We are already looking forward to an equally exciting year 2019. With many new products. The K in Duesseldorf. And maximum performance. A big thank you to all our business partners for your amazing partnership."
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 is exhibiting - as in previous years - at the FachPack in Nuremberg at the end of September. For Marbach, this coming together of the packaging industry has become an established part of the exhibition year.
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.