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.
Peter Marbach, Managing Partner of the Marbach Group: "During a conversation with Thomas Weber, Managing Director of the SLK–Kliniken, the group of public hospitals in Heilbronn, he told us that protection masks and face shields are absolutely not available at the moment. A difficult situation for medical facilities. As a manufacturer of cutting-dies and thermoforming tools, we took up this topic immediately. Our engineer, Philipp Rüger, took care of this special project. We still had stock of leftover material from which we made the prototype of a face shield. This face shield kit was made available to the SLK-Kliniken for testing purposes."
The doctors and nurses tested the face shields and requested 2,000 more of them.
Marbach is currently producing many of these shields. 2,000 shields are sent to SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, further orders and inquiries from medical institutions all over southern Germany have been received. At the moment, the shields are still being made available to the respective institutions free of charge as long as the material lasts. If required, Marbach can produce further shields at any time.
Marbach now provides on its new Experience Hub exclusive content and information for interested parties from the packaging industry. In addition to videos, animations and digital brochures, visitors of this page can also download white papers on important industry-specific topics and make direct appointments with a Marbach contact person. Marbach specialists will answer questions via email, chat or phone.
Once again this year Marbach will follow in a long-established tradition: Marbach will make Christmas donations to two aid projects under the motto “donations instead of presents”. When selecting the recipients of the donations, it has been important to the Marbach Management to split the money between internationally well-known and regionally respected institutions. This year, Marbach has donated 7,000 Euro to "Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V." and an additional donation of 3,000 Euro to the "Tafeln Heilbronn" (a food distribution charity). Due to the current pandemic situation, however, the handover of the donations was different than usual this year. One of the donations was handed over online, the other with face masks and at a distance.
In November Marbach participated in the new virtual trade show ConneXion. During the 4 weeks of the ConneXion exhibition large numbers of visitors informed themselves about news in the packaging industry. Marbach presented its latest new developments for more performance in packaging production.
Marbach is represented at its Heilbronn headquarters by two divisions: Die Cutting Technology and Thermoforming Tool Manufacturing. But a product which directly connects these two divisions is SR technology (steel rule technology). This is because the Die Cutting Technology division supplies the Thermoforming Tool manufacturing division, and many other thermoforming manufacturers worldwide, with special steel-rule dies.