Marbach is looking forward to another successful year in 2017. The company has many plans. The expansion will be continued under new management and the technologies presented at the K trade fair in 2016 will be rolled out globally. There will be investment in employees, machines and processes at all subsidiaries, in order to become even better and faster for our customers.
More revenue in 2017
Marbach started the year with an order backlog. This trend is unbroken in all important markets. “We plan a double-digit revenue growth,” reports Klaus Schwally, who is responsible for the division Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) since 2017.
The expansion of the Marbach subsidiary tool & equipment in the US, that had already been initiated in 2016, will continue in 2017. The newly installed production machines in the area of turning and milling are being run in two-shift operations. The same production expertise as in Heilbronn will therefore be available in the US . Including all necessary software modules and methods for precise and efficient unicum manufacturing. In the meantime, more than 50 employees work at the second largest Marbach location in Tarnowsky Gory (Polen) successfully producing tools and stackers. There will also be investment in employees and technology at Marbach Poland in 2017.
Thermoforming machines: a trio for (almost) all purposes.
A quarter of a century ago, Marbach was one of the first tool manufacturers to invest in its own thermoforming machine for cups. Later, it added one for lids and finally for steel-rule and FCS technology (forming-cutting-stacking). In 2017, the Marbach machine park will be increased yet further, by adding a tipping system: the Gabler M98 MAX. Through its large installation space almost every common tool types can be sampled. Whereas the Kiefel KMD85, also state-of-the-art, purchased in 2016 already covers a broad range of steel-rule technology. The slightly smaller format M90 will still be in continuous use for 1-fold tools and T-IML test tools.
The inauguration of the new customer center is planned for the second half of the year 2017. The customers will then be able to experience and test modern Marbach technologies “live”.
In 2017, the course of Marbach Werkzeugbau (tool manufacturing) will be set with some important decisions. After Hans Masche took is well-earned retirement, Klaus Schwally has been appointed as the new managing director. He is an internationally experienced expert with a focus on sales and service.
But technologically the year 2017 will also offer some remarkable news: the standardization of steel-rule tools will set new benchmarks concerning costs and delivery times. And the tried and proven lightweight construction MT|easy speed will provide greater efficiency and longer tool life span for plants with large-sized formats.
Klaus Schwally: “We are very excited what the year 2017 will bring and are looking forward to all upcoming projects.”
Marbach has expanded its packaging services step by step over the last few months. Customers who have a packaging sample and need the corresponding CAD data for it, can have it created by Marbach and technically checked at the same time. This allows packaging manufacturers to concentrate fully on their core competencies.
Marbach has been on an expansion course for years. In autumn, Marbach will open its new location in Michigan City, Indiana. The newly created facility in Michigan City will complement Marbach America's current resources at the Marbach site in Charlotte, NC. Preparations to open the new Marbach office are already in full swing.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is looking forward to the upcoming K fair in Düsseldorf. This will take place from 16 to 23 October 2019. Marbach will be represented with a 94 m² stand and will present its new products to the visitors of this important plastics fair.
Marbach will take part in the Night of Apprenticeship in Heilbronn on the 26th of September 2019. On this day young people will be able to experience Marbach under the motto "Pack the world. With an apprenticeship at Marbach." Potential apprentices will be able to inform themselves about apprenticeships and studies offered at Marbach and also get to know the company.