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GIFA 2015

Gigantic appearance of the Kurtz Foundry Machines

The world´s most important trade fair for foundry engineering took place from 16 to 20 June 2015. With 78,000 GIFA visitors from more than 120 countries, Messe Düsseldorf had a very positive balance. Above all, internationality  clearly increased once again and is now 56% of the visitors. Therefore, the GIFA has been able to extend its position as the most important event in this branch.

Under the motto Kurtz Proefficiency – Expect more! Get more! Kurtz Gießereimaschinen presented itself on a 170 m² stand and can only confirm the positive balance. The two machines on show were not only the highest ones on the whole site, innumerable interested parties were enthused by a successful appearance at the fair in combination with numerous customers´ reference parts. In this way, the GIFA 2015 became a totally successful event. With the AZ 80 and its claim “1 shot – 2 motor blocks“ all the inquisitive people were astonished due to their size alone, with Kurtz additionally showing their skill in special machine construction.


Advantages already known such as highly precise pressure control, individual cooling and robust machine design have been combined with the successful implementation of numerous customers´ wishes  – an impressive example of a solution perfectly tailor made to match customers´ requirements. The main attraction was however the KPS 3000/22-12 SKT de-burring press, which was current-carrying and quickly became an attraction for the public and ensured enthusiasm with its quickly moved masses. Naturally also technically convincing: the large push/tilt table enables de-burring of large components right down to multiple occupancy. With the improved hydraulics, even higher speeds are achieved. A variety of options and customer-specific adaptations enable tailor-made solutions for maximum profitability.

Kurtz at the GIFA 2015

ecoMetals Trails were inspiring

With the ecoMetals campaign, the fair organiser provided a special platform for the subject of energy efficiency and gentleness on resources, in which we were naturally involved. This was clearly the focus of the visitors' interest. For the users, modern technologies for being gentle on recourses and for energy efficiency play an important role in placement of investments.


Companies which excel here were popular locations to visit. The “ecoMetals trails”, which led interested visitors to the participants in the campaign, were accordingly well booked. The companies presented their innovative technologies there and thus made direct contact to potential customers from all over the world. Kurtz Gießereimaschinen was convincing here with highly insulated furnace technology, furnace shuttle, quick tool-change system, multiple occupancy and energy-efficient machine hydraulics.


Position in the foundry world strengthened

As a result of the internationality and the large number of visitors, it was a good job that we had some colleagues from our representations there and interested parties were able to speak directly with fellow-countrymen. The result from five exhausting days at the trade fair is very good, we had an excellent course of events. Existing customers were bound and the name of Kurtz was strengthened in the foundry world. Many specific projects were brought to us, there is a lot to do. In addition, we are pleased about a definite conclusion for a machine. Our special gratitude is due to the set-up and dismantling team and the entire fair team, all of whom contributed to this remarkable result.

Impressionen from the Kurtz booth at the GIFA


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