We will be celebrating a very special birthday next year: in summer 100 years ago, Marbach was founded as a 3-man operation in the German city of Heilbronn.
Managing Director Peter Marbach: "Celebrating 100 years as a company is not a matter of course. Only just over 1% of all companies in Germany manage to do so. And we are among them. Who would have imagined that when my grandfather founded the company with 2 partners in 1923. Back then, it all started in a small workshop, and today, as a corporate group, we operate worldwide at 20 locations with more than 1,500 employees and offer die-cutting and thermoforming tools as well as various services related to packaging production."
Soon 100 years of experience
Marbach was founded in 1923 by Karl Marbach Senior. In 1955, his son, Karl Marbach Junior, joined the company management. 1972 we were the first company to use laser technology for the die-cutting production. This was a milestone for the further success story of the Marbach Group. In 1988, with Peter Marbach, the 3rd generation joined the company. Supported by his 3 managing directors, Bernd Klenk, Stefanie Schier and Markus Britsch, Marbach today steers the fortunes of the company. Marbach continues: "We are already in the middle of planning for our 100th birthday and are very much looking forward to the exciting year 2023, which is unique for us!"
In 2023, we will be able to look back on 100 years of company history. After this special event, the next big event for us is already waiting to happen next year: In one year – exactly on May 28, 2024 – the leading trade show of the printing and packaging industry, drupa in Düsseldorf, will finally take place again.
We are at home in the packaging industry. Almost 100 years ago, we began in Heilbronn as a 3-man business with a small workshop measuring 36 m² (4 x 9 m). Today the company has 1,600 employees worldwide at many locations around the globe. In Heilbronn alone, the total area for production and administration is 24,352 m².
As a result of this expansion, space in the existing buildings has repeatedly become cramped over the years. As a consequence, new buildings and extensions have had to be built.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer compatible storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) has been designed for packaging manufacturers seeking optimally functioning in-house logistics.