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|Number of employees||1000-4999|
|Year of foundation||1890|
|Area of business|
LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
KURZ – Innovative Coating Technologies for the Markets of Today and Tomorrow
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 4,500 employees in 11 production plants in Europe, Asia and the USA, as well as 24 subsidiaries and 70 agencies around the globe, 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 printed electronics and related applications, e.g. organic photovoltaics and touch screens.
The KURZ Group includes such renowned companies as the polymer electronics specialist PolyIC, the stamping tools manufacturer hinderer + mühlich, and OVD Kinegram AG, the global leader in the manufacture of optical security features for protecting government identity documents and bank notes against counterfeiting and falsification.
KURZ’s machine product range has been designed to suit a diverse variety of production processes. The successful technologies underlying these machines have been developed on the basis of long-standing experience, comprehensive know-how, and the results of stamping trials. KURZ also develops product-specific, customized machines and systems that are optimally tailored to any specific coating application.
Optimum quality stamping results, and substantially higher productivity in the stamping operation, can be achieved by using perfect stamping tools. The hinderer + mühlich product range offers the right tool for a wide variety of decorative and stamping requirements - fast, precise, and in reproducible series-production.
Project support and service
KURZ is an experienced technology supplier for a large number of coating processes, including hot stamping, cold foil transfer, inmold decoration, insert molding and inmold labeling. The company can provide the necessary know-how in the efficient usage of stamping foils, tools and machines from as early as the planning stage. KURZ’s service package includes not only training, installation and maintenance but also the development of special coating solutions. KURZ project management stands for comprehensive customer service, and global application support. With its in-house research and development departments inEuropeand theUnited States, as well as on-site customer advice and application technology, KURZ is supporting its customers worldwide with tailored comprehensive solutions comprising stamping foils, machines and stamping tools.