Marbach has invested in a new Kiefel thermoforming plant. The Speedformer KMD85 was installed at the end of 2016.
Perfect interaction between tool and machine
Marbach Sales director Hubert Kittelmann: “Worldwide process support and tool service for all current machine manufacturers on-site. This is one of our unique selling points. Only perfect interaction between machine and tool can deliver highest productivity and excellent quality in thermoforming. That’s why for our customers the optimal harmonization between tool and machine is often the most important characteristic for an investment.”
Investment in machine and people
In order to provide its customers with exactly this advantage, Marbach invests continuously. On the one hand in thermoforming machines in its own technical center. But also in education and training of Marbach service technicians. Moreover, the network between technicians and the machine manufacturer’s experts plays a vitally significant role.
In December 2016 all Marbach service technicians from the Heilbronn location were intensively trained for one week on the thermoforming machine Speedformer by a Kiefel trainer.
Marbach service manager Ferdinand Rieker: “We were glad Kiefel made this training possible. Such a long and intensive exchange of experience between experts of the machine and tool technology was especially valuable for us.
Competence in steel-rule tools
The Marbach headquarters in Heilbronn accommodates not only the Marbach thermoform tool manufacturing but also die-cutting technology sector. This allows fall back on the expertise in this field on-site. A huge advantage. Because besides the thermoforming tool itself, the precision of the steel-rule cut is the decisive criterion for many customers.
Service strategy 2017
Klaus Schwally, since 01.01.2017 the new managing director of Marbach tool manufacturing and an expert experienced in managing service units: “Our technicians are daily confronted with new and sometimes very special demands. For this reason our employees are able to accumulate experience much more and much faster than the customers’ experts. This knowledge and the know-how of every single Marbach professional is shared internally within the team. But also externally with our customers. Through this we save a lot of time and money.”
Marbach has expanded its packaging services step by step over the last few months. Customers who have a packaging sample and need the corresponding CAD data for it, can have it created by Marbach and technically checked at the same time. This allows packaging manufacturers to concentrate fully on their core competencies.
Marbach has been on an expansion course for years. In autumn, Marbach will open its new location in Michigan City, Indiana. The newly created facility in Michigan City will complement Marbach America's current resources at the Marbach site in Charlotte, NC. Preparations to open the new Marbach office are already in full swing.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is looking forward to the upcoming K fair in Düsseldorf. This will take place from 16 to 23 October 2019. Marbach will be represented with a 94 m² stand and will present its new products to the visitors of this important plastics fair.
Marbach will take part in the Night of Apprenticeship in Heilbronn on the 26th of September 2019. On this day young people will be able to experience Marbach under the motto "Pack the world. With an apprenticeship at Marbach." Potential apprentices will be able to inform themselves about apprenticeships and studies offered at Marbach and also get to know the company.