Award-winning design: HMI panel concept for household appliances from LEONHARD KURZ and Marquardt recognized at the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Products 2024

Fürth/Germany, April 3, 2024: Household appliances are no longer just boring white goods. On the contrary, refrigerators, dishwashers, and the like are now part of the interior design and often shine with their individual, stylish designs. LEONHARD KURZ and project partner Marquardt show what sophisticated design combined with smart functions can look like with the innovative Human-Machine Interface panel concept (HMI panel), which was named a ‘Winner’ in the category Kitchen and Household at the coveted ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Products 2024.

“Every day, new technologies are moving into our homes and changing appliances as we know them. It is therefore imperative that the design also continues to evolve. At KURZ, we have created a concept in which intelligent functions are hidden behind an appealing surface. Being recognized at the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Products 2024, shows that we are on the right track,” emphasizes Nick Wagner, Head of Business Area Plastic Decoration Sales and Marketing 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.

LEONHARD KURZ and Marquardt present innovative HMI panels for household appliances

Fürth/Germany, November 9, 2023: Our homes are changing, becoming smarter and more connected. The new technologies, which are being introduced in the kitchen, living room, and bathroom, enable easy and intuitive operation of the various appliances and at the same time open up completely new possibilities in terms of design. After all, design not only plays a central role in furniture today but also has a significant influence on decisions when it comes to buying household appliances.

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.

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