Dr. Michael Wenzel is the new Managing Director at Kurtz Ersa Automation

As of 01.04.2021, Dr. Michael Wenzel takes over the management of Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH. Dr. Wenzel received his doctorate in physics from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in 1992. During his now 30-year career, the internationally experienced manager has served as managing director, consultant, and interim manager of well-known companies in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering as well as automation. From 2003 to 2018, Dr. Michael Wenzel was also a member of the "Robotics & Automation" board within the German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Federation (VDMA). During this time, he held offices such as Chairman of the Robotics Department and Chairman of the Robotics & Automation Association.

Dr. Michael Wenzel has already been working for the Kurtz Ersa Corporation for six months. Initially as delegate of the advisory board in an advisory capacity for the Kurtz Ersa Automation business unit. Dr. Wenzel is an expert in the successful business development of technology companies and an accomplished manager for all relevant areas such as development, production, sales, purchasing and service. The main task of the new managing director will be the sustainable growth of the Kurtz Ersa Automation business unit.

Kurtz Ersa Automation is an experienced automation provider for industries such as electronics manufacturing, foundry industry and particle foam processing. The customer receives everything from a single source. Excellent project management and the in-depth know-how of the respective processes deliver customized, stable, and fast automation solutions with own products. This year, the Kurtz Ersa Corporation celebrates its 100th anniversary (Electronics Production Equipment) and 50th anniversary (Moulding Machines – Protective Solutions) in two relevant business areas. As a system supplier with a high level of process knowledge, Kurtz Ersa offers machines, peripherals, and complete handling – as a driving force, the market leaders Ersa and Kurtz deliver technological innovations and digital products as well as Industry 4.0 solutions.

As a fully-fledged member of the established mechanical engineering group Kurtz Ersa, Kurtz Ersa Automation delivers precisely fitting systems that convince all along the line in terms of functionality, quality, and adherence to delivery dates. Kurtz Ersa Automation benefits several times over from its membership in the group: through strong partnerships and strategic alliances, a sound financial background, excellent worldwide sales and service, and an established R&D structure as a strong basis for the innovative power of the Kurtz Ersa Corporation. Kurtz Ersa Automation focuses on the automation of complex assembly and testing processes, considering logistical aspects. It prepares feasibility and manufacturability analyses as part of a comprehensive engineering offering, provides intelligent robot-based solutions for automation projects in industrial production as well as holistic turnkey solutions.

Über die Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG

Kurtz Ersa is a family-owned company with a long tradition. Founded in 1779 as a hammer mill, the company has developed into an internationally operating engineering company.

As a parent company, Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG holds all shares of the subsidiaries. It is responsible for the strategy of the corporation and supports the operational units as their central service provider.
The product and service range includes the areas of "Electronics Production Equipment", "Moulding Machines" and "Automation".

Under the Ersa brand, Ersa GmbH in Wertheim offers complete solutions for electronics production and the world’s most comprehensive range of stencil printers, soldering machines, hand soldering tools and rework systems under one company roof.
Under the Kurtz brand, Kurtz GmbH produces machines in the field of "protective solutions" and Automotive applications. In both cases, it is increasingly the case that not only single machines are sold, but complete turnkey solutions or manufacturing solutions including process automation are offered.

The cororation subsidiary Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH is responsible for these automation solutions. Since 2020, 3D metal printers have also been part of the Kurtz Ersa portfolio, which are produced and sold in the segment of additive manufacturing.

The Kurtz Ersa Group currently employs around 1,200 people worldwide and acieved a turnover of 230 million euros in 2020.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Kurtz Holding GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG
Frankenstr. 2
97892 Kreuzwertheim
Telefon: +49 (9342) 807-0
Telefax: +49 (9342) 807-4422

Sabine Heyer
Zentralbereich Kommunikation
Telefon: +9342-807 4418
E-Mail: sabine.heyer@kurtzersa.de
Marcus Loistl
Telefon: +49 9342 807 4425
E-Mail: marcus.loistl@kurtzersa.de
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