Our American subsidiary celebrates its 10th company anniversary this year. Since May 2012, we have also been manufacturing cutting-dies in the USA with great success.
Sales Manager Jan Brunner, who is also a founding member of Marbach America, says: "We started in 2012 with our subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina, with 12 employees on an area of 1,100 sqm. In recent years, we have been able to expand this location more and more, so that today there are 62 employees in Charlotte in a 3,400 sqm space."
In Charlotte, we manufacture tools for the folding carton, corrugated board and cigarette industries. In addition, special technical tools (thermoforming steel rule dies). We offer our American customers everything from cutting-dies, counter plates, the appropriate stripping and blanking tools to embossing tools and solutions for their own cutting-die production.
Brunner continues: "The investment in a state-of-the-art production facility in the USA has proven to be an important step in our global expansion policy and has quickly paid off. Because due to the great success of our USA site in Charlotte, we have opened another American site in Michigan City in 2019, where we specialize in folding carton and corrugated board dies. We started there in 2019 with 10 employees, and today – 3 years later – we have 30 employees there. In addition, we have a site in Mexico since 2019."
Today, Marbach America is the second-largest national company of the Marbach Group in terms of sales, after Germany. In the last 10 years since its founding, there has been rapid development of Marbach's U.S. business: Marbach America's sales growth is in the double digits level every year.
From our locations in the USA (Charlotte, Michigan City) and Mexico, we serve and supply the complete North and South American market with cutting-dies.
Caption: left: subsidiary Charlotte, right: subsidiary Michigan City
In 2023, we will be able to look back on 100 years of company history. After this special event, the next big event for us is already waiting to happen next year: In one year – exactly on May 28, 2024 – the leading trade show of the printing and packaging industry, drupa in Düsseldorf, will finally take place again.
We are at home in the packaging industry. Almost 100 years ago, we began in Heilbronn as a 3-man business with a small workshop measuring 36 m² (4 x 9 m). Today the company has 1,600 employees worldwide at many locations around the globe. In Heilbronn alone, the total area for production and administration is 24,352 m².
As a result of this expansion, space in the existing buildings has repeatedly become cramped over the years. As a consequence, new buildings and extensions have had to be built.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer compatible storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) has been designed for packaging manufacturers seeking optimally functioning in-house logistics.