After the installation of a die-cutting machine at Marbach at the beginning of July, the preparations for the new training center are running at full speed at the Heilbronn-based die-maker. The official start is planned for the beginning of 2018. Marbach will then offer its customers training on the topics of die-cutting of paperboard and corrugated board. The focus will be on topics such as productivity and the significant reduction of make-ready time.
Sven Zimmermann, innovation and project manager at Marbach: “We are currently becoming familiar with our new die-cutting machine. Product tests are the best way for us to kill two birds with one stone: to test our own products extensively and also to become familiar with the machine. Moreover we are in the process of preparing for our training programme. Although the launch of the Marbach Academy is planned for 2018, the first customers have already been trained.“
Marbach will offer various training programmes under the name “Marbach Academy. More knowledge. More skills.”. All of these will have one thing in common: they will be practice-oriented with the goal of not only informing participants but also providing them with added value. Sven Zimmermann: “Our training will be designed in such a way so that the participants can gain not only theoretical knowledge, but also many skills that can immediately be put into practice. And immediately after the training. Our experienced instructors – all of whom are packaging technicians or application engineers – know exactly what it comes down to in practice.”
The training will leave enough room for requests and questions. The content can therefore be adapted individually to the participants' needs. In this way everybody will be able to profit optimally from their participation.
Marbach Automation & Service now offers a cleaning device for corrugated board die-cutting machines: the mplaten|cleaner. With it, the platen of a die-cutting machine can be cleaned efficiently by the machine operator and the machine’s productivity increased.
“Marbach Die Supplies” delivers materials for the production of cutting-dies to die-makers worldwide. At the urgent request of our customers, Marbach has now supplemented its portfolio. For some time past, a new kind of rubbering has been used for the Marbach cutting-die marbaspeed|r: it is called flexpower. From now on, this very successful rubber will also be available from Marbach as a raw material.
Marbach is approaching the end of an eventful year. 2017 has been characterized by innovative products that Marbach has brought to market to enable better customer performance. As well as investments in machinery and buildings. But with all that, Marbach has not forgotten people who are less fortunate. And that's why this Heilbronn-based company has remained true for many years to one key principle: "donating instead of giving". When selecting the recipients of donations, it is important for the Marbach management to divide the money between internationally well-known and regionally respected institutions. This year Marbach donated 7,000 euros to the aid organization Help – Help for Self-Help e.V. and 3,000 euros to the Kindersolbad gGmbH in Bad Friedrichshall.
Marbach Tool Manufacturing (Werkzeugbau) supplies customers worldwide with thermoforming tools for the packaging industry. As a result, the company can be found at trade fairs around the globe. This was also the case at the 9th International Plastic Fair (IPF) in Japan which took place from 24th to 28th October 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.