Marbach opened its new location in Michigan City, Indiana. The newly created factory in Michigan City will complement Marbach America's current resources at the Marbach site in Charlotte, NC. At the Open House in September, numerous visitors from the local community and customers from the packaging industry all over the United States were able to convince themselves of the performance capabilities of the newly founded company.
Comprehensive product portfolio
Fernando Pires, Chief Operating Officer of Marbach America: "From now on, we will be manufacturing an extensive portfolio of die-cutting tools for the packaging industry in Michigan City. In addition to standard folding carton tools, we will manufacture high-tech tools such as the solidplate, the masterstrip|plate and the lightblanker system. Moreover tools for large-format corrugated flatbed diecutters will be produced in Michigan City."
Open house Oktoberfest
At the open house Marbach offered its visitors in Michigan City an exciting program in Oktoberfest atmosphere, with German food and drinks. In addition to guided plant tours and presentations on the subject of "die-cutting technology for packaging", also the live production of Marbach tools could be seen.
Marbach creates jobs in Michigan City
Pires: “We are very happy that we could start now with our new manufacturing site. In Michigan City, we have approximately 20 employees at the moment. The goal is to increase the number of employees to 50 in the next 5 years.” Thus Marbach creates new and attractive jobs in Michigan City.
Marbach has been a specialist for the production of cutting-dies for the packaging industry for many decades. In addition, the Marbach portfolio also includes tools for special technical solutions. One of which is the production of cutting-dies with particularly high cutting rules.
In May of this year, Marbach launched its new lower pin unit with high precision lower pins. This is mainly used for jobs where very small amounts of waste have to be stripped and where requirements for die-cut blanks to be waste-free are very high. With the lower pin unit, waste is stripped very safely in these areas of application. In the last months, several customers have already been using the new Marbach technology. Customer feedback has been consistently positive.
Marbach is working at full speed on various digitalization and Industry 4.0 projects.