On April 2021 Dr. Michael Wenzel takes over the management of Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH. Dr. Wenzel received his doctorate in physics from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in 1992. During his now 30-year career, the internationally experienced manager has served as managing director, consultant, and interim manager of well-known companies in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering as well as automation.
From 2003 to 2018, Dr. Michael Wenzel was also a member of the "Robotics & Automation" board within the German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Federation (VDMA). During this time, he held offices such as Chairman of the Robotics Department and Chairman of the Robotics & Automation Association.
Dr. Michael Wenzel has already been working for the Kurtz Ersa Corporation for six months. Initially as delegate of the advisory board in an advisory capacity for the Kurtz Ersa Automation business unit. Dr. Wenzel is an expert in the successful business development of technology companies and an accomplished manager for all relevant areas such as development, production, sales, purchasing and service. The main task of the new managing director will be the sustainable growth of the Kurtz Ersa Automation business unit.
Kurtz Ersa Automation is an experienced automation provider for industries such as electronics manufacturing, foundry industry and particle foam processing. The customer receives everything from a single source. Excellent project management and the in-depth know-how of the respective processes deliver customized, stable, and fast automation solutions with own products.
This year, the Kurtz Ersa Corporation celebrates its 100th anniversary (Electronics Production Equipment) and 50th anniversary (Moulding Machines – Protective Solutions) in two relevant business areas. As a system supplier with a high level of process knowledge, Kurtz Ersa offers machines, peripherals, and complete handling – as a driving force, the market leaders Ersa and Kurtz deliver technological innovations and digital products as well as Industry 4.0 solutions.
As a fully-fledged member of the established mechanical engineering group Kurtz Ersa, Kurtz Ersa Automation delivers precisely fitting systems that convince all along the line in terms of functionality, quality, and adherence to delivery dates. Kurtz Ersa Automation benefits several times over from its membership in the group: through strong partnerships and strategic alliances, a sound financial background, excellent worldwide sales and service, and an established R&D structure as a strong basis for the innovative power of the Kurtz Ersa Corporation.
Kurtz Ersa Automation focuses on the automation of complex assembly and testing processes, considering logistical aspects. It prepares feasibility and manufacturability analyses as part of a comprehensive engineering offering, provides intelligent robot-based solutions for automation projects in industrial production as well as holistic turnkey solutions.