Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) took part in the first formal CTFA (China Thermoforming Association) information event in Shanghai on 23 April. This date was chosen because numerous thermoforming experts were on-site in Shanghai for the immediately- following Chinaplas, which took place from 24 to 27 April.
At the formal meeting there were several technical presentations from the supporting companies. The representatives of the SPE associations from the USA and Europe provided an overview of the market and a wide range of information concerning prospects in the different markets. Further topics were international exchange and the concept development of a thermoforming valley in China.
Marbach founded a new branch in Tianjin together with the machine manufacturer Masterwork in the summer of 2018. Cutting-dies for the Chinese folding box industry are mainly manufactured at this location. A few months later, Marbach started its new materials subsidiary in Mexico. A production facility in the USA will follow in the summer of 2019. At Marbach all signs point to expansion.
Since drupa 2016 Marbach has had digital zone levelling in its portfolio. Almost 400 machines have been equipped with a DZL|plate in the past 3 years. And the number is increasing every day.
Marbach is already involved in its planning for the most important international trade fair for the printing industry: drupa 2020. And now there is only 1 year left until drupa opens its doors again. The last drupa was very special for Marbach: with the number of visitors reaching record levels. No previous drupa had more visitors at the Marbach stand than in 2016.
Marbach has continuously expanded its services in the past year. The newest member of the Marbach service family is the Marbach Performance Boost package. By which, Marbach supports its consulting service which makes its own process know-how available to its customers and thereby significantly increasing their productivity during the die-cutting process.