The Kurz Group acquires German brand protection company tesa scribos

The Kurz Group has acquired German company tesa scribos as the company deepens its reach into digital brand protection.

According to the company, the acquisition will enable it to expand its expertise and product range beyond its offerings in thin-film technology and security elements for banknotes and documents.

Following the acquisition, the existing organisation – including management and employees, as well as the locations of tesa scribos – will be taken over by Kurz and preserved in their existing form.

Sales relationships, customer service and supply reliability for customers will also remain unaffected.

Kurz Group president Walter Kurz said over the past years, tesa scribos has developed into a market-leading digital platform for brand protection that can be combined with innovative security features.

He added that scribos is thus serving a growing need of its multinational customer base that value brand protection and want to track the worldwide emergence of counterfeit products.

“In 2021, scribos counts among the German top 100 innovators and is a leading provider of brand protection. Kurz offers a unique process and application expertise in thin-film technology as the basis for complex security solutions for product and brand protection. All this concentrated competence offers an extremely promising combination,” he said.

“That is why we see great potential in joint product development and in the exchange of ideas in R&D. This will open up completely new options for our shared customers to protect their products and brands.”

tesa SE CEO Dr. Norman Goldberg said with over 20 years’ of cooperation with tesa SE, the scribos product portfolio has expanded and developed significantly.

“While at first it was our tesa adhesive technology that made scribos products interesting, it is now the digital features that can be combined with counterfeit protection markings. It is a field where together with another partner scribos may develop significantly greater prospects for the future,” he saod.

“A collaboration with the experts from Kurz creates an ideal basis for this extremely creative and innovative team to really get going.”

In the future, thanks to the merger into the Kurz Group, tesa scribos said it will be able to stand in line with other renowned affiliates, such as OVD Kinegram (a global provider of security solutions for the protection of government documents and banknotes), PolyIC (a manufacturer of printed touch interface technology) or Kurz Digital (application specialist for individual digitisation concepts).

It also said new synergies that are now emerging in the Kurz Group harbor the potential for security solutions that will make illegal business more difficult than ever for counterfeiters around the world and open up completely new digital brand and product perspectives for manufacturers.

“In 20 years, tesa scribos has developed into one of the leading solution providers for digital change at product level and has redefined brand protection with markings and digitization solutions. We want to maintain this drive to success by strengthening the foundation of this success story,” Kurz said.

“Notoriously, when it comes to security, trust is the strongest currency. Just like tesa scribos, we’ve earned this trust from our customers over the years.”

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