Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG, the German manufacturer of cutting dies and thermoforming tools for packaging, is opening a Marbach Die Supplies subsidiary in Querétaro, Mexico, this month.
The 5,000-square-foot facility, Troqueles Marbach de Mexico, is the company's first location in Mexico. The warehouse and sales and service offices employs five people.
Other plans for 2019 include an expansion of Marbach's facility in Kielce, Poland.
In business news, the biggest event for the Heilbronn, Germany-based company will be a new ERP system (enterprise resource planning). The company also will focus on what officials call future security — optimizing thermoforming tool technology for a more efficient setup process. Automation also will be highlighted.
Marbach has become more global since its worldwide expansion began in 1984. Today, Marbach has 20 subsidiaries around the world. In 2018, Marbach die-cutting started a joint venture in China, with Masterwork Group Co., called Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Cutting Tools Co.