Marbach has shown strong efforts for international growth in recent years. A production facility in the USA was followed by another one in Malaysia. The Heilbronn-based company is now planning to strengthen its activities in Asia and will therefore expand further in 2018.
On December 19, 2017 the contract for a joint venture with the die-cutting machine manufacturer Masterwork Machinery Co. Ltd. was signed in Tianjin, China. For this purpose, the company owner Peter Marbach and Bernd Klenk, managing director of Marbach Die-Cutting Technology travelled to China together. There they met with a large delegation of Masterwork around their Chairman Ms. Li Li.
Under the name Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Die Cutting Tools Co. Ltd. the two companies are planning a joint venture. It will concentrate on the production of cutting dies for the Chinese packaging market. Marbach Automation & Service will supply the appropriate machines for the new Marbach production facility. Peter Marbach: "China is a very interesting market for us. With Masterwork we have the optimal partner on our side. Together we have the concentrated competence in die-cutting."
Planned start of production is in summer 2018. The operations in Tianjin will include sales and production. The focus will be on flat cutting-dies for the folding carton and tobacco packaging industry. Peter Marbach: "The preparations have been going on for several months. We're looking forward to getting started right now."
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.
Marbach has been using for some time now a new rubber for rubbering cutting-dies. The name of this high-performance material is flexpower. Certified by ISEGA for use in the food industry, this rubber offers numerous advantages to operators. Marbach uses flexpower in corrugated board tools (both flat and rotary) and also sells it as raw material.
Marbach is one of the large material suppliers in Germany. Under the name Marbach Die Supplies, Marbach offers materials for packaging manufacturers that meet the requirements in the field of die-cutting. In order to support its customers even more in increasing their performance, Marbach has expanded its material portfolio.
Marbach was present at the IADD Odyssey in Atlanta Georgia from May 1 to 3, 2019. At this event Marbach showcased its latest technologies in the fields of die-cutting technology as well as machines and materials for cutting-die production. More than 250 visitors showed particular interest in Marbach and its technologies. During the three days many interesting conversations took place at the two Marbach stands.