Joining forces to enter new product worlds: LEONHARD KURZ acquires surface specialist Canyon Graphics

Fürth/Germany, October 10, 2023: From the automotive industry to household appliances, consumer electronics, and medical technology, many industries face increasingly complex requirements regarding surface design. High-quality, appealing finishes, sustainable materials, and various customization options are in demand. 

To give customers in various industries even more design freedom and a competitive edge, LEONHARD KURZ, the expert for decorative and functional surfaces, is now joining forces with Canyon Graphics and announcing the acquisition of the Californian expert for printing, thermoforming, 3D trimming, 2D precision cutting, lamination, and injection molding. While founded as a specialty printing company in 1981, Canyon Graphics is an internationally operating company based in San Diego.


Using synergy effects in design and technology

“We wholeheartedly welcome Canyon Graphics into our group and eagerly anticipate collaborating with a company that operates within such captivating market segments,” says Rainer Süßmann, Executive Senior Vice President of the Business Area Plastic Decoration at KURZ. “Through the fusion of design and technology, we are poised to unveil novel products to our global clientele. The highly skilled and knowledgeable Canyon team will play an instrumental role in expanding business domains.”

Thomas Hertlein, CEO of KURZ Transfer Products L.P. headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, explains: “Our customers are increasingly seeking holistic environmentally sustainable solutions, whether it be comprehensive design and engineering or the delivery of fully adorned or functional plastic components. Canyon’s proficiency in engineering and supplying In-Mold Labeling (IML) parts in the United States perfectly complements our strengths in crafting decorative plastics components and flexible sensors.”

Mike Ward, CEO of Canyon Graphics, is also excited about the opportunities the partnership opens to the printing expert. “Teaming up with KURZ allows us to provide global support to our customers and introduce them to innovative component alternatives that would have been challenging to achieve independently. KURZ’s global reach offers an exciting prospect for the entire Canyon and KURZ team.”

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