December 1, 2011
German die manufacturer to open
U.S. plant in Charlotte
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG, the world’s leading manufacturer of steel rule dies for the packaging industry, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Charlotte.
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Marbach will create 30 new jobs and invest $3 million in its new U.S. operation. The company is in the final stages of negotiating a leased space in southwest Charlotte and expects to be fully operational by the end of the second quarter 2012. Charlotte will serve as Marbach’s headquarters for the Americas. The new plant will manufacture cutting, embossing and foil stamping dies and other tooling for manufacturers of folding cartons and corrugated packaging.
“Charlotte’s business infrastructure, labor supply and quality of life made the difference for us,” says Bernd Klenk, Managing Director of Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG. “The city’s international airport, interstate highways and availability of industrial buildings were key factors in our location decision. Charlotte’s labor costs are competitive, and we know our German managers will feel at home there.”
Founded in 1923, the Marbach Group is based in Heilbronn, Germany and employs over 1,100 worldwide.
The Charlotte Chamber worked closely with Marbach during its site selection process. The NC Department of Commerce, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the NC Community College System, Central Piedmont Community College and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board were key partners in the effort to bring Marbach to Charlotte.
Click here to read Marbach’s company release.
Click here to read Governor Perdue’s release.
For more information on Marbach, please visit www.marbach.com. You may also wish to contact one of the following:
Sales Manager America
Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG
Office: + 49 7131 918-388
Mobile: + 49 170 918-0235
Economic & European Development
Charlotte Chamber | 330 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704.378.1300 | www.charlottechamber.com