Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool-Manufacturing) is one of the 17 founding members of the newly established China Thermoforming Association (CTFA). This association aims to promote the development of the Chinese thermoforming industry and consists of both Chinese and international members.
In this context, Thomas Reinhardt, Sales Manager Asia at Marbach, was invited to hold a thermoforming tool training session on November 29th 2017 in Haining, China. Previously, well-known machine manufacturers had already created a good knowledge base for the participants with machine training courses. Approximately 20 visitors, mainly from the Greiner China Group, attended. Thomas Reinhardt: "Our tool training was a complete success. The Chinese participants were very inquisitive and asked a lot of interesting questions."
The focus of this four-hour training course was to introduce Marbach and to demonstrate the high level of control required by a tool manufacturer in resharpening thermoforming tools. It is here that the right measuring equipment is most important. Reinhardt continues: "We are very pleased to be not only a part of CTFA, but also a founding member. We hope that we will be able to make a valuable contribution to the further development of the Chinese thermoforming market and are already looking forward to exciting cooperation with the other members of the association and to future interesting network meetings in China."
Further thermoforming training courses and lectures by Marbach at CTFA are already being planned. In order to position Marbach as an expert in the field of thermoforming tools in China.
Marbach recently launched a new system under the name Embossing Register System IV. This allows embossing plates to be set up quickly and easily on embossing dies. With the Marbach system, users can save time when setting up the embossing dies and thus reduce machine downtimes.
Marbach has made a successful start to the new year with its Marbach Academy. In the first quarter of 2019, there were training courses on the subjects of paperboard and cigarette packaging as well as several individual training courses for customers.
Our US location in Charlotte is developing very positively. Following the start of production in 2012, Marbach America has grown into a stable revenue generator within the globally active Marbach Group. In order to be able to serve its customers even better, Marbach America has invested in a laser system of the latest generation. In March 2019 a laser system of the type mlas|compact-2 was installed at Marbach America.
Marbach is on course for expansion. After Marbach has founded subsidiaries in the USA, Malaysia, China and Mexico in the recent years, a second location in the USA will follow this summer. Since 2012 Marbach is already represented with a production site in Charlotte, North Carolina.