Each year Marbach offers apprenticeships to more than 15 young people. Altogether there are more than 50 apprentices at various stages of training. There are many different professions beginning with "standard professions" such as industrial clerk (m/f/d) or toolmaker (m/f/d). But there are also less known professions. One of these is the packaging technician (m/f/d).
Marbach manufactures cutting-dies for packaging. Well-trained specialists are therefore needed for customer consultation and to manufacture optimized tools based on customer requirements. This is where the packaging technician comes in.
The apprenticeship as packaging technician takes 3 years. This happens either at Marbach in Heilbronn or at Geyer, and is supplemented by a several-week placement in a cooperating company. Theoretical knowledge is taught to the apprentice in lesson blocks at a cooperating professional school. After comprehensive basic metal training with turning, milling and drilling, a run-through of the most important departments of a cutting-die manufacturer follows. The apprentice is involved in the complete manufacturing process of a cutting-die, from the creation of technical drawings to tool assembly and customer service.
Head of training Nicole Waczowicz: "The apprenticeship as a packaging technician is very diverse and versatile, because one accompanies the complete manufacturing process of a cutting-die. Even during their apprenticeship, our apprentices assume responsibility and work on real customer orders. After the apprenticeship, and depending on their needs and talents, the packaging technician can work in CAD, installation or sales and customer service,
Each year Marbach trains 2-3 young people as packaging technicians.
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.