Kurtz Ersa takes over SCHILLER AUTOMATION

Further step in the expansion of the “Automation” business unit

Shakehands with Dr. Michael Wenzel, Managing Director Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH (left), and Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Shakehands with Dr. Michael Wenzel, Managing Director Kurtz Ersa Automation GmbH (left), and Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG
The headquarters of the family-owned company Schiller Automation in Sonnenbühl in the North of the German Neckar-Alb industrial region

Kreuzwertheim/Sonnenbühl, 23.11.2021
Kurtz Ersa and SCHILLER AUTOMATION will join forces in the global market for automation solutions in the future. Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of SCHILLER AUTOMATION GmbH & Co. KG, today informed his employees about the 100% takeover of SCHILLER AUTOMATION GmbH & Co. KG by the Kurtz Ersa Group in Kreuzwertheim, Lower Franconia. SCHILLER AUTOMATION is a leading niche supplier of automation solutions for the automotive and electronics industries. Kurtz Ersa is thus continuing its strategy of providing sustainable production solutions for its customers with its three business units “Electronics Production Equipment”, “Moulding Machines” and “Automation”. “Thanks to SCHILLER AUTOMATION´s excellent market position, existing know-how and many years of industrial experience, we will significantly develop our ‘Automation’ business unit,” says Kurtz Ersa CEO Rainer Kurtz.

SCHILLER AUTOMATION was founded in 1978 and is today one of the leading suppliers of integrated automation, process and system solutions. The company focuses on assembly lines for the automotive industry and medical technology. SCHILLER´s particular strength lies in its holistic approach to a wide variety of tasks – from the initial product idea to series production. The focus here is on engineering, manufacturing and assembly, as well as the commissioning of automation solutions. The range of services is rounded off by after-sales and customer support services. The headquarters of the owner-managed family company with currently 160 employees is Sonnenbühl in the North of the Neckar-Alb industrial region.

“By becoming part of the Kurtz Ersa Group with a worldwide sales and service network and a long-term growth strategy, completely new growth opportunities and development possibilities are opening up for SCHILLER AUTOMATION in the Kurtz Ersa business unit ‘Automation’ – while at the same time providing security for the employees´ jobs and the Sonnenbühl site,” says the Managing Director of SCHILLER AUTOMATION, Stefan Schiller.


Automation is one of three business units in the Kurtz Ersa Group whose planned growth course will be supported by this acquisition. Kurtz Ersa Automation is the central point of contact for automation expertise in the Kurtz Ersa Group. It stands for holistic turnkey solutions, robust modular construction in series business and innovative system integration. Kurtz Ersa Automation Business Unit Manager Dr. Michael Wenzel adds: “With the acquisition of automation expert Schiller, we will further expand our portfolio of automation solutions and continue to offer our internal and external customers the highest level of functionality, quality and on-time delivery.” Kurtz Ersa plans to achieve sales of well over 300 million euros in 2022 with 1,500 employees worldwide.