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.
Special situations require special actions. In view of current events, we are intensively engaged in the question of how we can support facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc., but also how we can protect our employees. In addition to door handle hooks for employees, which we manufacture ourselves at our Heilbronn site and which are already actively in use, we are currently producing special face shields which are used in hospitals.
Marbach employs 1,500 people worldwide. As an employer Marbach attaches great importance to the health of its employees. Therefore, the company decided to offer its employees attractive bicycle leasing in 2017 at its headquarter in Heilbronn. Recently the 150th bicycle has been leased from Marbach.
Marbach is known in the market for providing individual solutions. So far, manual top knives have not been part of Marbach's portfolio. However, as customer requirements for high-precision manual top knives have become more and more demanding, Marbach has intensively dealt with this topic. The result is tools manufactured in a new production process which optimally meets customer requirements for more precision.
Marbach uses numerous dieboards for its cutting-dies. Depending on the requirements of the order, suitable dieboard material is selected in coordination with the customer. For high demands on the dimensional stability and service life of a tool, the Marbach portfolio includes various dimensionally stable dieboards.