Success Story with long tradition

From the iron hammer to Kurtz Ersa, a worldwide operating group. Today we are technological or world market leader in many fields. The management is already owned by the sixth generation of the family.

Kurtz Iron Foundry in 1907
Kurtz Iron Foundry in 1907
Ersa Booth 1921
Ersa Booth 1921

Kurtz Ersa - a historical outline in figures

 1779

Foundation of the Iron Hammer in Hasloch

 1852

Foundation of the Iron Foundry in Hasloch 

 1860

First machine building activities

 1896

Foundation of the metal foundry in Mannheim

 1921

Patent registration of the electrical soldering iron

 1932

Construction of cardboard machines

 1949

Construction of cardboard machines

 1962

Construction of the new foundry building

 1968

Construction of Soldering Machines

 1971

Production of Particle Foam Machines

 1979

200-year Anniversary of the Kurtz Group

 1982

Take-over aluminium foundry

 1883

Production of Foundry Machines

 1984

Foundation of Kurtz North America

 1985

Construction of the new machine factory building

 1988

Foundation of Kurtz Far East/Hongkong

 1990

Take-over of blockmould factory in Altaussee, Austria

 1990

Foundation of Kurtz France / Kurtz Italia

 1993

Take-over of Ersa Soldering Technology

 1996

Foundation of the Sheet Metal Plant - MBW Metallbearbeitung Wertheim GmbH

 1998

Foundation of Kurtz Holding Beteiligungs KG as parent company

 1999

Invention of the ERSASCOPE

 2001

Implementation of SAP R/3

 2003

Certification acc. to DIN IOS 9001 ff.

 2003

Foundation of Kurtz Zhuhai Manufacturing

 2004

225-year Anniversary of the Kurtz Group

 2006

Construction of MBW Sheet Metal Plant

HIP Hammer Innovation Programme

 2007

Production start of Ersa Screen Printers

Foundation of Kurtz Ost / Moscow

 2009

Certification acc. to IOS 14001

 2009

Production start of Trimming Presses

 2010

Ersa DVS-Institution

 2011

New Corporate Identity

 2012

New Powder Coating Plant (MBW)

 2013

New Assembly Hall in Wiebelbach

 2014

235-year Anniversary Kurtz Ersa
Opening Kurtz Ersa HAMMERMUSEUM

Ground-breakting SMART FOUNDRY in February

 2015

Official opening SMART FOUNDRY

 2016

Opening of the training platform HAMMER ACADEMY