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Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG

Karl-Marbach-Str. 1, 74080 Heilbronn
Telephone +49 7131 9180
Fax +49 7131 918213

This company is main exhibitor of


Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand D50

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drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.04  Software for packaging prepress
  • 01.04.015  Software for packaging design

Software for packaging design

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.105  Braille printing technology

Braille printing technology

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.035  Laser cutting machines

Laser cutting machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.280  Embossing form manufacturing

Embossing form manufacturing

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.290  Machines for the production of die-cutting formes

Machines for the production of die-cutting formes

  • 05  materials
  • 05.10  Bookbinding materials
  • 05.10.055  Cutting rules, punching rules, scoring rules, die cutting rules and die cutting metal plates

Cutting rules, punching rules, scoring rules, die cutting rules and die cutting metal plates

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.02  Measuring and testing engineering
  • 06.02.065  Paper testing devices

Paper testing devices

Our products

Product category: Die cutting formes

Rotary Die for corrugated board: marbaspeed|r

Marbach’s rotary tooling provides the maximum machine speed and a long die life. Now available with a brand-new high tech rubber. Get the best out of your diecutter and enjoy the highest efficiency in rotary diecutting.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

Machines for diemakers

A premiere – the workshop area

A premiere at the Marbach booth is the special section for machines and materials. What many people may not know: Marbach also supplies the global die-making industry with machines. And the printing industry with consumables. With everything you need in a printing shop. Marbach presents its die storage system (mdss) at the separate booth section in workshop design. The visitors can also see live demonstrations: the quality control crease bend tester. And the m|plot. Marbach’s efficient machine for cutting ejection rubber.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

Stripping with masterstrip|plate

Efficient stripping

The stripping process is very complex. A smooth and waste-free stripping process is what the Marbach stripping tool masterstrip|plate stands for.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

Hygienic die cutting

Hygienic die cutting

For high demands on hygiene and product safety Marbach offers the unique tool marbaclean. This extraordinary hygiene tool is equipped with special safeguards and materials for the food industry. Certified. So our customers are on the safe side. Even for highest hygiene requirements.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

Minimal set-up times with mpower|+

Minimal set-up times

Regarding die cutting, Marbach has intensively dealt with the topic of set-up times. The make-ready effort can be reduced to a minimum with the triple team mpower|+ cutting die, magic sheet and digital zone leveling. With this, the customers achieve highest productivity. And maximum performance.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

Blanking with marbablanker

Productive blanking

Light. Stable. And cost-efficient. That’s how the innovative Marbach blanker marbablanker reveals itself. With it, blanking becomes child’s play.

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Product category: Die cutting formes


Beautiful packaging

With Marbach refinement technologies, every package becomes a work of art. Marbach offers not only 2D and 3D embossing, but also hot foil stamping. Everything from a single source. The marbafoil hot foil stamping is particularly efficient when combined with the thinplate technology. This provides highest time-saving in the production process on repeat orders. The new laser engraver makes finest embossing details possible. The pure egde technology for corrugated board delivers clean visible edges. And flawless packaging.

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Product category: Die cutting formes

rotary die-cutting


Top Speed


In the field of rotary die-cutting, Marbach shows its high-performance tools MR|easy for cigarette packaging and marbaspeed|r for corrugated board. Both tools stand for highest speed in their own field.


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About us

Company details

The Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG, world market leader in die cutting technology, is committed to finding visionary solutions. Marbach’s leadership is based on the ability to establish its technology as an industry standard.

Engaged in continuous research and development, Marbach has made many state-of-the-art innovations over the years.

The Marbach Group is partner to the international packaging industry. Marbach Die Cutting Technology is globally known for advanced tooling solutions for the cardboard and corrugated board industry.

Marbach’s tooling technology ranges from cutting dies and matching counter dies to stripping and blanking tools. Besides, Marbach also offers inline embossing, stamping braille and reverse scoring solutions.

Marbach technologies such as mpower, marbastrip, masterstrip-plate or marbabraille have become industry standards.

Sales Director Bernhard Reisser: “All Marbach steel rule dies involve highest quality and innovative technologies. Customer benefits are: efficient production processes and excellent packaging. Advanced, customized tooling solutions are very important for our customers. It does not matter whether our customers have a Bobst, Heidelberg or any other diecutter, we have cooperations with many machine manufacturers to satisfy all our customers’ cutting die needs.”

1923 marked the beginning of the rich tradition of the enterprise. The twenty-five year old Karl Marbach founded a mechanical workshop inHeilbronn,Germany. He manufactured forged cutting tools for the shoe manufacturing industry. In 1926, many shoe manufacturers had to give up and were lost as clients, he began to work on a completely new die cutting technology: the steel rule die. This laid the foundation for an extraordinary course of success for the still young enterprise. In 1955 the son, Karl Marbach junior, followed in his father's footsteps and entered the company. At that time, there was an ever-growing demand on the steel rule die technology.

In the following years, the packaging industry grew to be the main customer. Soon the existing premises became too small. In May 1963, the company moved to a modern factory building in an industrial estate out of town. From 1968 also included rotary cutting dies on the product range. In the year 1972, they installed the first laser dieboard cutting system inEurope.

Meanwhile, both the turnover and the number of employees were increasing by two-digit figures: The company had grown to 130 employees in 1973. In the following years Marbach started internationalization.

The cooperations with internationally acting machine manufacturers – such as Bobst and Heidelberg– plus the company’s good customer contact were the key factor for Marbach’s success.

Today, the Marbach Group, employs 1,200 people worldwide. Besides numerous sites, Marbach has a large global network of partners and representatives. The name Marbach stands for quality, innovative power, wide range of services and ecological sustainability.

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