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LEONHARD KURZ Wins Gold Prize at German Innovation Award 2024 for Pioneering Automotive Rear End Cover Concept

Fürth/Germany, 14 May, 2024: LEONHARD KURZ’s Automotive Rear End Cover concept convinces on all levels and wins Gold at the German Innovation Award 2024. The expert for decorative and functional surfaces thus scores the top award in the ‘Excellence in Business to Business: Automotive Technology’ category. “At KURZ we always try to surpass ourselves and break through the boundaries of what is possible. Winning the German Innovation Award shows that we have created a pioneering development with this concept,” emphasizes Luitpold Haarländer, Head of Sales Management Automotive in the Plastic Decoration Business Area at KURZ.

LEONHARD KURZ wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 for its innovative Rear End Cover concept

Fürth/Germany, March 27, 2024: LEONHARD KURZ’s innovative spirit has once again been recognized. With its Rear End Cover concept, the expert for decorative and functional surfaces impressed the expert jury of the iF DESIGN AWARD in the Product/Automobiles/Vehicles category. “We have set ourselves the goal of implementing visionary design today. Being honored with the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD proves that we have succeeded. Our Rear End Cover concept illustrates the possibilities of combining pioneering technology with the design ideas of tomorrow,” emphasizes Martin Hahn, Head of Application, Technology & Innovation of the Business Area Plastic Decoration at KURZ.

European Product Design Award: LEONHARD KURZ recognized for sustainable Wallbox design concept

Fürth/Germany, March 5, 2024: The sustainable Wallbox concept from LEONHARD KURZ received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the European Product Design Award (EPDA) 2023. The innovative e-dispenser, which celebrated its premiere at K 2022, impressed the expert jury of the renowned design award in the ‘Automotive & Transport/Cars: Electric’ category. The European Product Design Award recognizes holistically thought-out and attractive products from all over the world that improve our daily lives. “We are proud to be among the award winners with our Wallbox concept and to show that good design, smart functionality, and sustainability can come together in one product. The award underlines our focus on pioneering innovations and forward-looking solutions,” emphasizes Martin Hahn, Head of Application, Technology & Innovation of the Plastic Decoration business area at KURZ.

German Design Award: LEONHARD KURZ recognized for innovative automotive front panel

Fürth/Germany, December 12, 2023: At the German Design Award 2024, the automotive front panel from LEONHARD KURZ was awarded a ‘Special Mention for Front Design.’ The innovative component successfully celebrated its premiere at the IAA Mobility event in Munich in September 2023 and later also impressed the trade audience at FAKUMA in Friedrichshafen. KURZ received the award in the category ‘Excellent Product Design - Automotive Parts and Accessories.’ Rainer Süßmann, Executive Senior Vice President of Business Area Plastic Decoration, explains: “The German Design Award enjoys an excellent international reputation. We are delighted to receive this award, as it underlines the fact that our decorative and functional surfaces are in tune with the times. We are proud that we are actively shaping change in the automotive industry through future-driven, sustainable production technologies.”

Automotive Interiors EXPO 2023: LEONHARD KURZ presents innovative design concepts for vehicle interior fittings

Fürth/Germany November 21, 2023: The most important trends in cockpit design will be presented at the Automotive Interiors Expo. From December 5 to 7, 2023, automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and teams from design, research, and development will come together in Stuttgart.

FAKUMA 2023: KURZ presents innovative surface finishing processes and technologies for the automotive sector

Fürth/Germany, October 10, 2023: The FAKUMA is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the plastics processing industry. It will take place in Friedrichshafen from October 17 to 21, 2023, and offers a platform for companies to present their latest products, technologies, and services in the plastics processing segment. Some 1,500 international exhibitors will be attending the specialist event this year. Whether raw materials, processing machines, peripherals, or automation solutions - FAKUMA is a source of information and ideas as well as a trend barometer.

FAKUMA 2023: LEONHARD KURZ to present appealing, customizable surface decorations with smart functions for the home appliances sector

Fürth/Germany, October 05, 2023: FAKUMA 2023 is one of the largest trade fairs in the plastics processing industry and provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of all processes, technologies, and tools related to plastics processing. Manufacturers, technology experts, and industry representatives come together every two years at Lake Constance to present the latest developments, innovative materials, and efficient manufacturing processes. The next edition of the international specialist event will take place in Friedrichshafen from October 17 to 21, 2023.

LEONHARD KURZ and ARBURG to present efficient production technologies for recycled plastics at FAKUMA 2023

Fürth/Germany, October 02, 2023: From October 17 to 21, 2023, FAKUMA in Friedrichshafen will shed light on all aspects of the future-relevant topic of plastic. Plastics manufacturers and processors from all over the world will present innovative and durable high-tech solutions for a wide variety of sectors at the trade fair, from the automotive sector to the packaging industry and construction. The questions of how manufacturing and decoration processes can be optimized, which sustainable raw materials can be used, and which technologies bring us closer to a real circular economy are increasingly being addressed.

FAKUMA 2023: KURZ and DECKERFORM to demonstrate options for the use and decoration of recycled plastics

Fürth/Germany, September 28, 2023: The plastics processing industry is looking forward to the 28th FAKUMA trade fair, which will take place from October 17 to 21 in Friedrichshafen. The international specialist event is considered the world's leading trade fair for injection molding and, in addition to the main themes of extrusion technology, thermoforming, and 3D printing, is also increasingly focusing on technologies and processes related to the circular economy. After all, as indispensable as plastic has become in all areas of life, the challenges in terms of resource consumption and recycling of the material are just as great.

Focus on sustainability: LEONHARD KURZ presents innovative machines, efficient processes, and recycling materials at FAKUMA 2023

Fürth/Germany, September 26, 2023: FAKUMA 2023, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the plastics processing industry, is putting a clear focus on sustainability this year. From October 17 to 21, 2023, the focus in Friedrichshafen will be on progressive solutions that make a significant contribution to conserving resources and reducing the ecological footprint.

Milestone in future strategy: LEONHARD KURZ opens new site in Vietnam

Fürth/Germany, September 8, 2023: LEONHARD KURZ today opened its new plant in Vietnam at a formal ceremony. The foundation stone of the thin-film specialist's approximately 60,000-square-meter production facility was laid in 2022 near the major city of Quy Nhơn in the center of the country. In addition to representatives of the provincial government, the ceremony was attended by KURZ CEO Dr. Andreas Hirschfelder, the advisory board of LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG – Mr. Walter Kurz, Mr. Peter Kurz and Mrs. Anja Kurz – as well as General Director Dr. Cosima Freiin von Salis-Soglio. With the delegation, KURZ underlines the importance of the new location for the future of the company and strengthens its presence in the Asian market. In addition to Vietnam, KURZ is also represented in China and Malaysia with its own production facilities.

IAA Summit 2023: LEONHARD KURZ presents pioneering steering wheel with operable crystals from Swarovski

Fürth/Germany, August 30, 2023: The IAA Summit 2023 from September 5 to 8 is part of IAA MOBILITY, and is one of the most renowned international B2B events for the automotive industry. As a platform for groundbreaking technologies, concepts, and solutions for the mobility of the future, the IAA Summit brings together leading automobile manufacturers, suppliers, and technology companies.

LEONHARD KURZ is actively shaping these trends and will be presenting numerous highlights from the areas of...

Efficient processes, recyclable decorations, a reduced carbon footprint: KURZ presents sustainable innovations at the 2023 IAA Summit

Fürth/Germany, August 23, 2023: The IAA Summit 2023, from September 5 to 8, part of IAA MOBILITY 2023, is the leading international B2B platform for the automotive industry. Manufacturers, suppliers, and technology companies will be presenting pioneering technologies, concepts, and solutions for the mobility of future generations at Messe München. The challenges and opportunities of a sustainable future are becoming increasingly important. From drive technology to interior decoration, and fro...

Design, innovation, sustainability: KURZ set to show pioneering design concepts with a “wow” factor at the IAA Summit 2023

Fürth/Germany, August 16, 2023: The IAA Summit 2023 is the most important international B2B platform for the automotive industry. The event will take place from September 5 to 8 as part of IAA MOBILITY 2023 at the Munich exhibition center. Leading automobile manufacturers, suppliers, and technology companies come together here to present the next generation of vehicles and mobility concepts.

LEONHARD KURZ wins German Brand Award 2023

Fürth/Germany, July 06, 2023: LEONHARD KURZ was recognized with two prestigious German Brand Awards for the successful immersive campaign for its trade fair appearance at CES 2023. KURZ was crowned the winner in the “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation - Brand Communication - 360° Campaign” category, and received a Special Mention in the “Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation - Brand Experience of the Year” division.

PolyIC and LEONHARD KURZ to present automotive and home appliance highlights at embedded world 2023

Fürth/Germany, 8 March 2023: embedded world, the international trade fair for embedded systems, will take place in Nuremberg from March 14 to 16, 2023.  Almost 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their innovations in various areas, including hardware, systems, tools, electronic displays, application software, and security. At stand 1-270, PolyIC, a subsidiary of LEONHARD KURZ and a specialist for touch applications with a focus on high-performance sensor labels, will present highlights for the automotive and home appliances sectors.

CES 2023: KURZ presents innovative and sustainable solutions for the automotive industry

Fürth/Germany, December 6, 2022: CES has been the most influential technology event in the world for many years. From January 5 to 8, 2023, global innovators from the electronics industry will once again converge on Las Vegas to present groundbreaking technologies. As part of the megatech event, LEONHARD KURZ will be presenting innovative and sustainable solutions for the automotive sector and more at stand 4367 in the automotive hall. 

LEONHARD KURZ presents innovative and sustainable automotive design solutions at IAA Transportation 2022

Fürth/Germany, September 08, 2022: IAA Transportation will take place in Hannover from September 20 to 25, 2022. Under the theme ‘People and goods on the move,’ the leading international trade fair for the transport and logistics industry focuses on digital, networked, and climate-friendly concepts. More than 1,400 renowned companies from over 40 countries are set to present their new products. LEONHARD KURZ will be showcasing future-oriented surface solutions for the commercial vehicle industry at Stand A25 in Hall H22.

Revolutionary technologies and automotive highlights demonstrated live: LEONHARD KURZ and ENGEL at K 2022

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: When we think about the vehicle of tomorrow, we imagine futuristic exterior brand design, 3D lighting effects, and intelligent functions, even on the exterior. All of this is already possible today, as thin-film specialist LEONHARD KURZ will soon demonstrate in cooperation with machine manufacturer ENGEL. The experts in their respective fields have pooled their expertise and will be presenting a future-proof design concept for vehicle rear areas at the leading international plastics trade fair K in Düsseldorf from October 19 to 26, 2022.

When surface design and light interact: LEONHARD KURZ and MENTOR show groundbreaking innovations at K 2022

Fürth/Germany, September 19, 2022: Surface and light design play an essential role in the mobility of the future. Expertly staged and harmoniously connected, they give vehicles their own character and create ‘wow’ effects time and time again. What could be more obvious than coordinating both components in a targeted manner and thus offering the automotive industry a well-thought-out overall concept? The decorative and functional surface expert LEONHARD KURZ and the long-established manufacturer of fiber-optic systems, MENTOR, have pooled their expertise. From October 19 to 26, they will be presenting pioneering technologies at K 2022.

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