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Kurtz Ersa is among Bavaria´s Top 20

Machine builder receives
“Successful.Family-Friendly” award

In the company competition “Successful.Family-Friendly”, the Kurtz Ersa Group is one of this year´s award winners. This means that the seventh-generation owner-managed mechanical engineering company belongs to the select group of Bavaria´s top 20 companies that were honored for their particularly family-friendly corporate culture. All small, medium-sized and large companies based in Bavaria with a “profit-making intention” were eligible to take part – with almost 300 applications, the 2021 competition set a record in terms of numbers. The cross-section from all sectors is striking – everything was represented, from craft businesses to medium-sized companies and global market leaders.

Compatibility of family and career

“Family-friendly HR policies stand out and will be the business card that gets people talking in the future. In the case of the award winners, one can see that the compatibility of family and career is possible without any problems and is a matter of course. The central challenge for the future of the economy is the search for skilled workers. A family-friendly environment pays off in two ways: Finding skilled workers, retaining skilled workers. After all, family-friendliness is a seal of quality that future skilled workers attach great importance to when choosing a job,” said Bavaria´s Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger at the award ceremony in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz.

Presentation of the "Successful.Family-Friendly" Award at the Munich Residence
Presentation of the "Successful.Family-Friendly" Award at the Munich Residence

Entrepreneur 2021 – Kurtz Ersa among the nominees in the “Family Business” category

The global auditing and consulting firm Ernst & Young organizes the “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year” competition annually in 60 countries. Top business performance is honored in the categories “Digital Transformation”, “Industry”, “Services”, “Consumer Goods/Trade”, “Young Companies” and “Family Businesses”. This year´s award ceremony took place on November 04, 2021 at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin.


The evaluation focused on growth, future potential, innovative strength, employee management and social responsibility. “We are very pleased to be part of the illustrious circle of nominated companies. As a family-owned company with almost 250 years of tradition, this award is both a pleasure and an incentive for us to continue on our successful path and not stop getting better all the time,” said CEO Rainer Kurtz.


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