Following established tradition at Marbach, the Heilbronn-based manufacturer of tools for the packaging industry, the 5th Family Day took place on the 7th of July 2017. It is a summer festival of a very special kind because the managers themselves cater for the employees and their families. The employees and their relatives spent a fun-filled day at the Marbach company premises in beautiful sunshine – only interrupted by a short thunderstorm. And more than 1,000 people came.
The managing director and owner, Peter Marbach, had plenty to do at the summer festival. Just like on all previous Family Days in Heilbronn, he personally saw to it that no one remained hungry at the fries stand.
Peter Marbach: “The Family Day has become established as a permanent event. It can already be seen as a kind of tradition. And this not only at the headquarters in Heilbronn, but at all our subsidiaries worldwide. With this event we want to thank all our employees for their commitment and performance. Because we know that every single employee contributes to the success of the Marbach Group.”
Besides the pleasant get-together with food and drinks, the relatives of the Marbach employees had also the opportunity to get to know the company premises with company tours. On these tours, there was a very special highlight: the demonstration of the die-cutting machine Brausse 1060 ER. It will be part of the Marbach machine park in the future and was delivered and installed just a few days before the event in Heilbronn. So the visitors could see a die-cutting machine live in action for the first time on a company tour. The paperboard packaging that was produced on the die-cutting machine aroused excitement from the visitors.
But that was not everything. Also the games-and-fun part was not neglected: there were different attractions for all ages. A great kids program ensured that the many children had no chance to get bored. Either coloring the north America-Indian tipi together with the Kinderschutzbund (Child Protection Agency) or jumping on the bouncy castle or the goal-shooting contest. Every child found something exciting to do.
In addition the employees could win great prizes in a tombola. And a DJ provided great atmosphere well into the night.
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.
Since drupa 2016 Marbach has had digital zone levelling in its portfolio. Almost 400 machines have been equipped with a DZL|plate in the past 3 years. And the number is increasing every day.
Marbach is already involved in its planning for the most important international trade fair for the printing industry: drupa 2020. And now there is only 1 year left until drupa opens its doors again. The last drupa was very special for Marbach: with the number of visitors reaching record levels. No previous drupa had more visitors at the Marbach stand than in 2016.
Marbach has continuously expanded its services in the past year. The newest member of the Marbach service family is the Marbach Performance Boost package. By which, Marbach supports its consulting service which makes its own process know-how available to its customers and thereby significantly increasing their productivity during the die-cutting process.