1 English Edition TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES FOR METALS ELECTRONICS PLASTICS
2 EDITORIAL VISION We Are Here For You Managing directors and partners of Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG: Dipl.-Betriebswirt Thomas Mühleck; Dipl.-Kfm. Bernhard Kurtz; Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Kurtz, CEO; Dipl.-Inf. Uwe Rothaug und Dipl.-Ing. Walter Kurtz Our Vision Our competitive lead in technology optimizes quality, costs and delivery service in our customers production process. The Kurtz Group is a traditional, family-owned German company. As the company s managers, we want to ensure that we make added value available to our customers with innovative products and services. We regard this as the best means of fulfi lling our responsibility to our employees. Our global presence, as well as the diversity in our business segments, present us with new challenges on a daily basis. We strive to achieve the best performance in our competitive fi elds. We live on the feedback from the global markets. Get in touch with us!
3 HISTORY 1779 Foundation of ihe iron hammer works in Hasloch 1860 First machine building activities 1852 Foundation of the Iron foundry in Hasloch 1896 Foundation of MGM Metall-Giesserei-Mannheim 1921 Patent registration of the electrical soldering iron 1932 Production of paperboard machines 1962 New building of the foundry 1949 Production of cardboard machines 1971 Production of particle foam machines 1968 Production of soldering machines 1982 Take-over aluminium foundry th anniversary of the Kurtz Group 1983 Production of foundry machines 1985 New building of the machine factory 1984 Foundation of Kurtz North America 1990 Take-over of blockmould factory in Altaussee 1988 Foundation of KURTZ Far East / Hongkong 1993 Take-over of ERSA soldering technology 1990 Foundation of KURTZ France / KURTZ Italia 1998 Foundation of Kurtz Holding as parent company 1996 Foundation of MBW sheet metal technology 1999 Invention of the ERSASCOPE 2001 Implementation of SAP R/ Certification acc. to DIN ISO 9001 ff th anniversary of the Kurtz Group 2003 Foundation of KURTZ Zhuhai Manufacturing 2006 Foundation of KURTZ Ost in Moscow 2006 New building of the MBW sheet metal plant 2007 Production of stencil printers 2006 HIP Hammer Innovation Programme 2007 Foundation of KURTZ Fertigungstechnik Where it all began: The historical iron hammer works in Hasloch, Spessart, remains in operation today as an industrial memorial. Our control center: The headquarters of the Kurtz Group are in Wiebelbach not far from the iron hammer works in Hasloch. Fine Traditions And A Bright Future since 1779 Founded as iron hammer works in 1779 in Hasloch in Spessart, the Kurtz Group has developed into an internationally operating conglomerate. Today, we are technological or world market leaders in many fields. The corporate group is in the ownership of the sixth generation of the family. The management can fall back on an advisory board consisting of excellent industry personalities.
4 MISSION MISSION Our Mission Our installations, machines, tools, components and services contribute to optimising our customers production process. Our company s organisation aims to maximize the effectiveness from the synergy potential of our world-wide network. Our core focus is on business areas where we can prove to be Best-in-Class as compared to third parties. A commitment to long-term goals As a corporate group with a tradition dating back to 1779, we feel especially committed to our guiding principles and to long-term corporate goals. As a family business, we place as much emphasis on an appropriate increase of our own capital and its interest, as we do on long-term development and the safeguarding of jobs. Therefore, we pay special attention that all business divisions achieve above average, long-term profitability.
5 LOCATIONS & BUSINESS SEGMENTS QUALITY & MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Compatible Business Segments The World Is Kurtz Present in 135 countries Production plants Subsidiaries Germany (10) France (1) USA (1) Italy (1) Production plants / subsidiaries Local agents Other presence China (6) USA (2) The Kurtz Group is comprised of several companies from different business sectors. The strategic management is positioned in Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, while the operational responsibility lies with the individual segments. Our integrated management system directs all the processes and assures that the demanding quality requirements of our customers are satisfi ed. We regard the protection and preservation of nature as a great responsibility. We continually investigate possibilities for making our own contribution to environmental protection. A matrix organisation with the business segments Plastics, Metals, Electronics and Services ensures the greatest possible degree of fl exibility and customer proximity. Kurtz Plastics Kurtz Electronics Kurtz Services Ku Kurtz Metals Kurtz Plastics Kurtz Electronics Kurtz Services Kurtz Kurtz Metals Kurtz Plastics Kurtz Electronics Kurtz Servi China (1) Austria (1) Singapore (1) Russia (1) South Africa (1) Business segments and products Foundry products Stencil Printers Shape Moulding Machines Know-how Transfer Machining Soldering Systems Pre-Expanders Used Machines and Assembly Service Low-Pressure Casting Machines Soldering Tools Blockmoulds Total Maintenance Quality Service Sheet Metal Technology Inspection Systems Sheet Processing Innovation support Rework Systems Engineering The Kurtz Group process model
6 TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Innovative manufacturing processes: Fully automated production cell for sheet metal components Permanent Innovation The driving force behind our technological lead The synergy potential of our business segments and the optimized process structure guarantee our customers the greatest possible economic efficiency. Innovative process technology: Screen printing and inspection of PCBs The manufacturing technologies and procedures utilized by the Kurtz Group are extremely diverse. What they all have in common, and what we have firmly anchored in our vision, is a permanent striving towards innovation. We are already technological and world market leaders in many fields. Numerous patents and awards bear witness to this fact, as do our enduring, partner-like customer relationships. This is what drives us on.
7 Guaranteed Deliverability KURTZ customers rely on a technological lead At our three foundries, we produce grey and nodular cast-iron parts, low-pressure die-cast parts made of aluminium and aluminium / nonferrous heavy metal sand casting parts. Hand-molded parts are also manufactured in serial production processes. For example, we annually cast 1200 units from a product range of planetary carriers for wind power plants, each one weighing between two and five tons. According to a DENA study, by 2020 this industry will record an average annual growth rate of 16%. These products are characterized by the most demanding quality specifications with regard to materials and metallurgy (ADI). We will maintain our lead over the competition through ongoing innovation. Despite the rapidly growing market, KURTZ guarantees its customers capacity and supply capability. Expertise In Metals Kurtz Metals is a highly capable supplier of parts, modules and complete systems ready to be installed. This business segment offers cast and sheet metal components under the KURTZ brand name through the selection of ideal material specifi cations. Machining rounds off the portfolio. Kurtz Metals also develops and produces low-pressure casting machinery for the casting industry. If it has to do with metals, Kurtz Metals is your system supplier. Ewald Garrecht Managing Director Sheet Metal Technology Phone Graziano Sammati Managing Director Castings and Machining Phone Bernd Schmitz General Manager Foundry Machines Phone
8 Extract From our Product PortFolio Nonferrous heavy metal castings of 0.1 kg up to 1 t Grey / nodular cast-iron parts of up to 5 t Aluminium castings of up to 100 kg Aluminium sand castings of up to 1 t Sheet metal technology Machining Low-pressure casting machines Expertise In Metals Kurtz Metals is a highly capable supplier of parts, modules and complete systems ready to be installed. This business segment offers cast and sheet metal components under the KURTZ brand name through the selection of ideal material specifi cations. Machining rounds off the portfolio. Kurtz Metals also develops and produces low-pressure casting machinery for the casting industry. If it has to do with metals, Kurtz Metals is your system supplier.
9 Compelling Selective Soldering Solutions Reproducible precision from the technology leader The manual soldering of wired components has become an economically unviable factor in countries with high wage costs and with regard to reproducibility aspects. Today, this is fully compensated for in the electronics manufacturing industry by selective soldering systems. ERSA is the world leader with its VERSAFLOW inline selective soldering systems. High-tech For Electronics Manufacturers Kurtz Electronics develops and produces highquality machines and appliances for the electronics manufacturing industry under the ERSA brand name. Its portfolio includes stencil printers, soldering machinery and tools, as well as rework and inspection systems. Kurtz Electronics is Europe s largest manufacturer in this fi eld, and is a partner to global players in the electronics industry. Bernd Schenker President, Chief Operating Offi cer Phone For years AIRBUS has been relying on the precision of ERSA s systems that assure that the highest standards of soldering can be reliably and comfortably reproduced. In the aerospace industry, where for instance control PCBs for on-board computers are produced, soldering quality is of paramount importance. This is just one aspect why production managers at AIRBUS, like many of their colleagues in the electronics manufacturing industry world-wide, favour VERSAFLOW. In addition to many other product-related highlights, expert technical process consulting during the evaluation phase also represents true added value for users. On request, they can fi nd the perfect solution for their specifi c soldering tasks at the ERSA application center. This means that they can perform soldering trials on their own boards and on the machinery they want to use for that purpose. A service that AIRBUS also makes use of time and time again. Greater investment security is scarcely possible.
10 Extract FRom Our Product Portfolio HOTFLOW 2 reflow soldering system POWERFLOW wave soldering system VERSAFLOW selective soldering system VERSAPRINT stencil printer i-con soldering station ERSASCOPE inspection system IR 650 A rework station High-tech For Electronics Manufacturers Kurtz Electronics develops and produces highquality machines and appliances for the electronics manufacturing industry under the ERSA brand name. Its portfolio includes stencil printers, soldering machinery and tools, as well as rework and inspection systems. Kurtz Electronics is Europe s largest manufacturer in this field, and is a partner to global players in the electronics industry.
11 Innovative Foam Packaging Transport capacity increased by 68% The global boom in fl at-panel screens results in logistical concepts that become more and more complex. In collaboration with its partners, KURTZ was able to increase the transport capacity of each 40-foot container for Samsung SDI by 68% with its new PDP packaging. The project specifi cations were extremely demanding. As the screens have to be stored horizontally and stacked, both torsion resistance on the one hand and suffi cient fl exibility to absorb shock on the other hand are necessary. High-end In Particle Foams Kurtz Plastics provides machinery and plants for the particle foam processing industry under the KURTZ brand name. Our customers end products include mouldings such as packings, helmets or technical components for the automotive industry. Our machines are also used to manufacture polystyrene blocks that are then processed into insulating for the construction industry. Harald Sommer General Manager Kurtz PLASTICS Phone Appropriate frames with a high material density on the outside and low density on the inside were constructed as a rest for the fl at-panel screens. This process technique, which has been utilized for years in the EPS fi eld for dual-density parts, was employed here on an industrial scale for EPP products for the very fi rst time. Having attained series-production readiness, this innovative technology is now being used in the production of PDP packagings for Samsung SDI. Kurtz Plastics is the world market leader in its segment
12 Extract From our Product PortFolio X-Line pre-expander Top-Line shape moulding machine Pro-Line cutting line Eco-Line blockmould High-end In Particle Foams Kurtz Plastics provides machinery and plants for the particle foam processing industry under the KURTZ brand name. Our customers end products include mouldings such as packings, helmets or technical components for the automotive industry. Our machines are also used to manufacture polystyrene blocks that are then processed into insulating for the construction industry. Kurtz Plastics is the world market leader in its segment.
13 Kurtz Value Services Support at every service level We support our customers at every service level with planning foresight, many years of realization knowhow, and by taking into consideration the total cost of ownership (TCO). For project ideas, we offer comprehensive solution consulting services including overall project management. Our technical support includes professional machine installation as well as technical advice. We ensure smooth-running operation through the consistent transfer of know-how. For this purpose, we train our customers employees during startup, or subsequently with ongoing specific and freely configurable training courses. We Are Service Kurtz Services provides comprehensive support for all its customers under the KURTZ and ERSA trademarks. Plant planning, process optimization, the transfer of know-how, through to the provision of spare parts, form the focal point of Kurtz Services activities. The global network offers maximum on-site availability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are frequently commissioned to investigate ways of increasing productivity or saving costs after systems have been installed. Here Kurtz offers a comprehensive conversion, modernization and upgrade programme designed to bring existing machine pools up to the very latest technological standards. It goes without saying that our local around-the-world, around-the-clock service is permanently at the disposal of our customers in the event of malfunctions. Kurtz Services is the global service organization for our customers.
14 Extract From our Product PortFolio Know-how transfer Total maintenance Quality service Used machines and assembly service Innovation support Engineering We Are Service Kurtz Services provides comprehensive support for all its customers under the KURTZ and ERSA trademarks. Plant planning, process optimization, the transfer of know-how, through to the provision of spare parts, form the focal point of Kurtz Services activities. The global network offers maximum on-site availability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Kurtz Services is the global service organization for our customers.
15 PEoPlE by Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co., 2007 Design: Practical Technology Created By People We employ over 1,200 people world-wide. Personnel development is held in high regard in the Kurtz Group. We are permanently improving our processes and the quality of our work. Our employees have a share in the success of our company. An above-average trainee quota assures qualifi ed workers for the future. Commitment, creativity and performance are the characteristics of the modern, success-oriented workforce of the Kurtz Group. KURTZ GmbH KURTZ Fertigungstechnik GmbH ERSA GmbH MBW Gmb GmbH MGM GmbH KURTZ Altaussee GmbH KURTZ Zhuhai Manufacturing L KURTZ France S.A.R.L. KURTZ Italia S KURTZ North America Inc. S.R.L. KURTZ Far East Ltd. KURTZ Shanghai Ltd. KURTZ South East Asia Private Ltd. KURTZ South America Ltd. KURTZ Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd. KURTZ Ost
16 EXCERPt FRoM our REFEREnCEs We are proud of our long-term, partnerlike relationships with our customers.
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