Kreuzwertheim | Barely 300 m away from the group headquarters, CEO Ralph Knecht welcomed the guests to the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Kurtz Ersa central warehouse on November 8, 2022. Among others, shareholders, advisory board members, mayor Klaus Thoma, representatives of the local press and the group´s internal project team were present at Frankenstraße 14. Also present were companies involved in the expansion, first and foremost Riedel Bau from Schweinfurt and the executing architectural firm Menig & Partner from Rottendorf near Würzburg.
"With the groundbreaking ceremony today, we are laying the foundation stone for the expansion of our fully automated central warehouse. The central warehouse, which was inaugurated 4 years ago, is now bursting at the seams. The positive business development on the one hand and the increasing parts shortage on the other hand simply make it necessary to keep more parts in stock and have them directly available," said Ralph Knecht, who also expressly thanked all construction partners for their energetic commitment.
Mayor Klaus Thoma emphasized the quick and uncomplicated implementation of the project: "Success stories are not written on paper, but implemented in practice, and the Kurtz Ersa company is a prime example of this. I have always been able to fully rely on the Kurtz family and the Kurtz Ersa company in all projects and I am very pleased that the company is consistently committed to the location." Today, around 60 employees work in the central warehouse in two shifts and move around 4,000 outgoing items per day. There are currently around 34,000 items in stock. The total investment volume amounts to around 10 million euros.