Marbach Werkzeugbau was once again represented at Interplastica in Moscow in 2018. This international trade fair for plastics and rubber took place from 23 to 26 January. It is the traditional annual kick-off event for the industry, and serves as a mood barometer for many insiders.
Marbach exhibited its latest developments at its stand. The Marbach Turner, a thermoformed cup with a resealable screw cap, was the main attraction at the Marbach stand. But also the Marbach tool MT|easy speed attracted the attention of the visitors. Marbach Area Sales Manager Martin Dörr: "Our attendance at Interplastica was extremely successful. The atmosphere at the fair was very good and the interest in our innovations was considerable. Discussions with visitors provided many new starting points and challenges. In addition to making many new contacts, maintaining long-standing customer relationships was an important part of our trade fair strategy. Because continuous partnerships lead to strategic advantages and a win-win situation, since well-established teams can react faster and better to new market demands. "
The next Interplastica will take place in January 2019.
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.