Leonhard Kurz acquires Burg Design

The decoration solutions supplier expands its technology offerings and boosts its design competencies through this purchase

Fürth, (PresseBox) - Leonhard Kurz, an international manufacturer of decorative and functional coatings, has acquired the design-oriented production company Burg Design from Spanish automotive supplier Grupo Antolin, in order to extend its design and decoration capabilities for its global customer base.

Burg Design, which has over 200 employees at its Steyr and Haidershofen locations in Austria, was founded in 1977 and is a globally active specialist in the design and production of high-quality, large-format silk screen printed items. Burg’s design solutions are employed, for example, in the automotive, furniture, sporting and white goods industries.

This addition enables Kurz to broaden its range of design technologies, thereby offering its customers even more comprehensive solutions for optimally meeting the demand for visually refined and customizable surface designs. Kurz and Burg have already successfully collaborated on a number of customer projects in the past, and while doing so tailored the technologies of both companies to one another and combined them synergistically.

“It gives us great pleasure to welcome Burg Design as a new member of our company group, and we look forward to working together with a business that is involved in such an exciting market segment,” says Rainer Süßmann, Manager, Sales & Marketing Automotive at Kurz. “Thanks to synergy capability in design and technology, we are able to open up new design possibilities for our global customer base. The highly professional and competent team at Burg will assist us substantially in expanding our business segments.”

Süßmann also regards Burg Design as a perfect addition content-wise: “While Kurz is more active in the area of the high-volume sales models of large-scale global manufacturers, Burg mainly supplies customers like Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mercedes and other manufacturers in the customized and premium segments, and does so internationally. We will therefore complement each other very well,” explains Süßmann.

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Die KURZ-Gruppe ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen der Heißpräge- und Beschichtungstechnologie. KURZ entwickelt und produziert auf Trägerfolien applizierte Dekorations- und Funktionsschichten für verschiedenste Einsatzgebiete: metallisierte, pigmentierte und holografische Prägefolien für Verpackungen oder Printprodukte, Oberflächenfinishes für Elektronikgeräte oder Automobilteile, Schutz- und Dekorlacke für Möbel oder Haushaltsgeräte, Echtheits-Kennzeichen für Markenartikel, Metallic-Applikationen für Textilien und differenzierte Beschichtungen für viele weitere Anwendungen. Mit 4.700 Mitarbeitern in zwölf Werken in Europa, Asien und den USA, 24 internationalen Niederlassungen und einem weltweiten Netz an Vertretungen und Verkaufsbüros fertigt und vertreibt die KURZ-Gruppe eine umfassende Produktpalette zur Oberflächenveredelung, Dekoration, Kennzeichnung und Fälschungssicherheit, abgerundet durch ein umfangreiches Programm an Prägemaschinen und Prägewerkzeugen. Darüber hinaus investiert KURZ kontinuierlich in neue Technologien und entwickelt innovative Lösungen für die Integration von Funktionen in Oberflächen.

The KURZ Group is a global leader in hot stamping and coating technology. KURZ develops and manufactures decorative and functional layers applied to carrier foils for a large variety of applications. The range includes metallized, pigmented and holographic stamping foils for packaging or print products, surface finishes for electronic devices or automotive parts, protective and decorative lacquers for furniture or household appliances, authenticity features for brand name items, metallic applications for textiles, and different types of coatings for many other applications. With 4,700 employees in twelve production plants in Europe, Asia and the USA, 24 international subsidiaries and a global network of agencies and sales offices, the KURZ Group manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of products for surface finishing, decoration, marking and counterfeit protection, rounded off by an extensive range of stamping machines and stamping tools. KURZ also continuously invests in new technologies, and is developing innovative solutions for integrating functionality into surfaces.

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