Kurtz Ersa Magazine


Annual rings

Rainer Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer of the Kurtz Ersa Corporation
Rainer Kurtz, Chief Executive Officer of the Kurtz Ersa Corporation

The preoccupation with the topic of sustainability has literally taken over us in the meantime. “GOGREEN250” is our ambitious program for CO2 neutrality, which we want to have achieved for Kurtz Ersa by our 250th anniversary in 2029 at the latest.


For a year now, we have been working consistently on this topic in several working groups, and many employees are also actively participating with constructive suggestions for sustainability. Some managers have already rolled up their sleeves and taken up a spade – simply planting a tree brings you very close to nature and you can see the success of your own work every day. A more intensive view of the environment automatically leads to more empathy in our dealings with one another.

Sustainability – Essential Part of the Kurtz Ersa Corporate Culture

Since 1779, Kurtz Ersa has stood for the highest quality and reliability – today, as a pure machine builder, the group realizes optimal solutions and processes on an energy-efficient, resource-saving basis for its customers. Sustainability and protection of the environment are integral parts of this – the company aims to operate in a CO2-neutral manner by 2029


Thus, our corporate principles are also under scrutiny, and we are currently adapting them to the new spirit. A key component of GOGREEN250 is the goal of helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint through particularly energy-efficient and low-emission products. This will keep us particularly busy over the next few years. Sustainability sometimes also involves looking back. Here, the year 2021 offers two internal anniversaries at once: 50 years of foam machines at Kurtz and 100 years of Ersa have produced significant annual rings in our corporate family tree. In 1921 Ersa was founded in Berlin and since 1971 Kurtz has been dedicated to the construction of moulding machines for styrofoam.

In all of this, we are constantly aware that as a family-owned company, we have particularly good prerequisites for sustainability within us. No matter if customer, supplier or employee – it is the people we see behind it, respect and appreciate. We are all one family. The annual rings of our company tree should continue to contain the message: “We are there for each other!”

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