Automotive awards

KURZ regularly wins awards for its innovative developments. These achievements underscore the company's relevance as a technology and design partner for the industry. A strong network of subsidiaries and partners makes the plastic surfaces specialist a reliable innovation partner along the entire value chain. The future belongs to you!


Automotive Rear End Cover

German Innovation Award 2024

The rear panel, which has already won several awards, also impressed the jury of the German Innovation Award. In the ‘Excellence in Business to Business: Automotive Technologies‘ category, GOLD was awarded for the production-ready, ready-to-use component.

Automotive Rear End Cover

iF Design Award 2024

With a unique combination of design, lighting concept and functionality, KURZ has won the prestigious design award in the Product / Automobiles / Vehicles category. This production-ready rear panel is produced in just over a minute in a single process step and can be installed immediately.

Automotive Front Design

German Design Award
Special Mention 2024

This innovative concept was awarded in the "Excellent Product Design - Automotive Parts and Accessories" category. The front panel, which is over one meter wide, is produced and decorated in a single work step using in-mold decoration (IMD). Laser engraving allows the radar/LiDAR-transparent panel being backlit.

HMI-Panel by LEONHARD KURZ and Swarovski Mobility

ABC Award 2022

The HMI (Human Machine Interface) Smart Crystal Panel for the vehicle interior won the "Special Mention" award in the category "Mobility & Innovation – Smart & Digital". It was developed in cooperation with Swarovski Mobility and the KURZ subsidiaries BURG DESIGN and PolyIC. 

Deepwave Door Trim
Metallization with Indium

IMDA Award 2021

With its "Deepwave" door trim design, KURZ demonstrates the potential of indium-based metallization in the IMD process: The brilliant colours and phantastic depth effects change with the incidence of light on the homogeneous surface. The functionality appears through touch or gesture control.

Iconic Space Grill Decopur Kunststoffoberfläche im IMD InMold Decoraton Verfahren

Iconic Space Grille

ABC Award 2020

The KURZ ‘Iconic Space Grille’ has won the the The ‘Future, Mobility and Parts’ award of the world-renowned Automotive Brand Contest. Its 3D-prism design, high efficiency IMD technology, and crystal clear, self-healing PUR surface convinced the jury. 

Fading Lines

Red Dot Award 2020

The awarded HMI panel stands out due to its one meter recyclable single image produced by means of In-Mold Decoration (IMD). It presents a detail-rich surface design into which touch and light functions have been embedded. The curved geometry acts as a tactile aid.

IMD VARIOFORM® with In-Mold Electronics (IME)

Bavarian Innovation Prize 2020

Bundling the four processes of decoration, thermoforming, injection molding, and punching is a groundbreaking approach. By doing so, we achieve unprecedented performance levels when it comes to decorating smart three-dimensional plastic components with matching touch sensors.

Cloudy Feathers: Sophisticated Shy Tech design

ABC Award 2018

Cloudy Feathers is the award-winning day-night design of a three-dimensional, organically curved door trim. The tag design is reminiscent of a bird’s feather dress. A simple touch activates the backlighting, and the springs become technical-looking diamonds. The diamond color changes with a single swipe, creating a surprising new look. KURZ has implemented this fascinating Shy Tech design in its IMD process with capacitive PolyTC® touch sensors.


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