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 added a new blanking tool to its product range. The alublanker is, as its name suggests, made of aluminum and completely CNC-milled. One of the first customers to use the alublanker is Marbach's long-standing partner MPS in Obersulm - a company of the Consumer Packaging Business of the WestRock Group. The Obersulm site produces high-quality folding cartons for the international perfume and cosmetics industry.
Marbach has published a new whitepaper for tobacco applications on its knowledge platform, the Experience Hub.
Marbach provides solutions to ensure top performance for its customers. In order to make packaging more attractive and to visually highlight individual elements of packing, the embellishment process of embossing is often used. As an eye-catcher, it increases the impact of a package at the point of sale. This then has a sales-promoting effect for the packaged product. If the embossing process is not integrated into the die-cutting process but is carried out separately, this is known as embossing and die-cutting in two passes. This is more time-consuming than an embossing process integrated into the die-cutting process. But here, too, set-up times can be minimized.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. In particular, MDS has expanded its range of manual devices in recent months. Among the most popular of these is the mcut|multi multifunctional cutting tool. It cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. Plastika Mostar in Slovenia is already using mcut|multi and is very impressed.