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Your competent partner in the plastics industry since 1961.
Your competent partner in the plastics industry since 1961.
Our Mission

We are the experts in the field of plastics and the contact for the plastics industry.

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SKZ locations

In addition to its headquarter in Würzburg, the SKZ has five other locations in Halle, Peine, Horb, Selb and Obernburg.

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Start your career with us. SKZ offers a wide range of job opportunities, from apprenticeships to specialist and management positions.

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SKZ – German Plastics Center

The SKZ is supported by FSKZ e.V. (Association for SKZ). Members include successful companies in the plastics industry and related sectors. Membership in the association means the opportunity to fight for top positions in the team - to network, to benefit from the excellent contacts in terms of content and to be able to represent plastics-specific interests more sustainably with a successful team.

FSKZ e.V. is the umbrella organisation of SKZ. It was founded in 1961 as a non-profit association and aims to promote research and development as well as education and training. The FSC has steering and control units, so-called committees, which monitor and control the strategies and activities of the association and advise the management and institute management. The tasks of the committees and their honorary members are oriented towards the welfare of the FSC and its societies.

The work of the committees is divided into the following areas:
Supervisory Board | Board of Trustees | Advisory Board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian
Head of Zuse Association and CEO of SKZ
Würzburg
m.bastian@skz.de
Contact

The address, - when it comes to plastics.

Research and Training

SKZ – KFE gGmbH
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22, 97076 Würzburg
kfe@skz.de

Managing Director:
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hochrein

Executive Assistant: Barbara Stärk
Tel.: +49 931 4104-405

Deputy Managing Director:
Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Baudrit

Executive Assistant: Nadine Ün
Tel.: +49 931 4104-433
 

Testing, Inspection, Certification

SKZ – Testing GmbH
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22, 97076 Würzburg
testing@skz.de

Managing Director:
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hochrein

Executive Assistant: Barbara Stärk
Tel.: +49 931 4104-405

Deputy Managing Director:
Dr. Jürgen Wüst

Executive Assistant: Barbara Stärk
Tel.: +49 931 4104-405

Certification of management systems

SKZ – Cert GmbH
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22, 97076 Würzburg
cert@skz.de

Managing Director:
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Schmitt

Executive Assistant: Gabi Hemmerich
Tel.: +49 931 4104-310
 

Central Services (Administration)

FSKZ e. V.
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22, 97076 Würzburg
info@skz.de

Managing Director
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian

Executive Assistant: Angela Rügamer
Tel.: +49 931 4104-443

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State-of-the-art laboratories
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SKZ model factory - building bridges to the industrial future

The future of plastics processing takes off: On 25 May 2020, construction work began on the SKZ Model Factory - A beacon with charisma far beyond the borders of Bavaria and Germany. 

SKZ model factory - building bridges to the industrial future

The future of plastics processing takes off: On 25 May 2020, construction work began on the SKZ Model Factory - A beacon with charisma far beyond the borders of Bavaria and Germany. 

SKZ as part of the ZUSE-Association

The ZUSE-Association represents the interests of independent, privately organised research institutions. Nationwide, more than 70 institutes belong to the association, which is open to technology and industry. On 29 October 2019, Prof. Dr. Martin Bastian was unanimously elected as its president.

SKZ as part of the ZUSE-Association

The ZUSE-Association represents the interests of independent, privately organised research institutions. Nationwide, more than 70 institutes belong to the association, which is open to technology and industry. On 29 October 2019, Prof. Dr. Martin Bastian was unanimously elected as its president.

Training Center Quality (TZQ) - Completion September 2022

Construction of the TZQ will begin in February 2021 and is scheduled for completion in September 2022. The new training centre for quality will offer rooms for method training as well as sufficient space for the required technical equipment around the topic of testing technology and quality management.

Training Center Quality (TZQ) - Completion September 2022

Construction of the TZQ will begin in February 2021 and is scheduled for completion in September 2022. The new training centre for quality will offer rooms for method training as well as sufficient space for the required technical equipment around the topic of testing technology and quality management.

Sponsoring Association - Supervisory Board, Board of Trustees and Advisory Board

Supervisory Board

is the highest authority of the SKZ and makes important strategic and operational decisions. It is predominantly made up of representatives from the plastics producing and plastics processing industries, the plastics machinery industry and the trades. The honorary members of the Supervisory Board are elected in and by the FSKZ General Assembly for four years.

The Supervisory Board coordinates the tasks of the Association and ensures the implementation of the resolutions of the General Assembly. Among other things, it appoints the Institute Director and the Managing Directors of the SKZ societies.

Members

Prof. Dr. Julia Pauline Iden (Chairwoman)
nanid scientific consulting

Marcus Wirthwein (Deputy Chairman)
Wirthwein AG

Helmut Gries 
Helmut Gries Consulting

Guido Frohnhaus
ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

Sandra Füllsack
motan holding GmbH

Norbert Nobbe
Pöppelmann Holding GmbH & Co.KG

Ulrich Reifenhäuser
Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG

Dr.-Ing. Arno Rogalla
Rogalla Consulting

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Schnerr
Kistler Instrumente AG

The Board of Trustees

has the task of advising and supporting the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board in important decisions. It is intended to strengthen relations between the public and various sectors of SKZ society and to promote public interest in SKZ's research and educational topics. The Board of Trustees is formed - on an honorary basis - by well-known personalities from business, science, politics and the public sector.

Members

Dr. Guiscard Glück (Chairman)
BASF SE

Dr. Pia Beckmann
Beckmann Consulting

Dr. Christine Bötsch
Stadträtin Stadt Würzburg
     
Dr.-Ing. Holger Findeisen
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
 
Andreas Hertsch
Kunststoff Information Verlagsgesellschaft mbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann
Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV - RWTH Aachen
     
Albrecht Huber
Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH
     
Prof. Dr. Ralf Jahn
Hauptgeschäftsführer der
IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt
     
Klaus Jasper
     
Thorsten Kühmann
Fachverband Kunststoff- und Gummimaschinen im VDMA
     
Paul Lehrieder
Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages
     
Joachim Oberrauch
Finstral AG

Claus Reder
VR Bank Würzburg eG-Bank

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schöppner
Universität Paderborn Institut für Kunststofftechnik Fakultät für Maschinenbau
     
Oberbürgermeister Christian Schuchardt
Stadt Würzburg
     
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Sextl
Institutsleiter Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC

Christoph Stamm 
BÄNNINGER Kunststoff-Produkte GmbH
     
Dr.-Ing. Michael Stöger
REHAU AG + Co.
     
Dr. Otto Wiesheu
ehemaliger Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Verkehr und Technologie

Peter Wolf
Beck Elektrotechnik GmbH

The Advisory Board

Its honorary members advise the management on technical and scientific issues relating to the individual business units. The members of the advisory board are to inform the SKZ about technical trends and give suggestions as to the direction in which the scientific work should develop. In order to ensure the high quality and productivity in the long term, the work of the institute is accompanied scientifically and technically by the advisory board. The Advisory Board has the right and the duty to make suggestions to the Supervisory Board in order to maintain and improve the SKZ's service portfolio in line with market requirements.

Representatives of the SKZ:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hochrein
Dr. rer. nat. Johann Erath

Members

Martin Würtele (Chair of the Advisory Board)
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

Dr. Tobias Pfefferkorn (Vice-Chairman)
BASF SE

Dr. Peter Attenberger
Vinnolit Kunststoff GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Erwin Bürkle

Thomas Frank
FRANK GmbH

Dr. Wolfgang Frings
Simona AG

Hartmut Henneken
Jowat SE

Prof. Ansgar Jaeger
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften
Würzburg-Schweinfurt

Dr. Karl Kuhmann
Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

Dr. Edgar Quandt
REHAU AG + Co

Dr. Otto Skrabala
Georg Fischer Piping Systems

Dr. Joachim Starke
BMW Group

Dr.-Ing. Michael Szerman
VEKA AG

Dr. Thomas Walther
ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

SKZ · German Plastics Center
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22
97076 Würzburg

Telefon: +49 931 4104-0
E-Mail: info@skz.de

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SKZ Training Center – Welding
Frankfurter Str. 19 c
97082 Würzburg

Telefon: +49 931 4104-123
E-Mail: training@skz.de

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SKZ · Branch office Halle
Training and Research Center
Köthener Str. 33a
06118 Halle (Saale)

Telefon: +49 345 53045-0
E-Mail: halle@skz.de

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SKZ · Branch office Horb
Training Center
Rauher Grund 9
72160 Horb am Neckar

Telefon: +49 7451 62457-0
E-Mail: horb@skz.de

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SKZ · Branch office Peine
Training Center
Woltorfer Str. 77, Halle G
31224 Peine

Telefon: +49 5171 48935
E-Mail: peine@skz.de

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EZD · Branch office Selb
European Center for Dispersion Technologies (EZD)
Weißenbacher Str. 86
95100 Selb

Telefon: +49 9287 99880-0
E-Mail: ezd@skz.de

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Sales partner – Italy
PROCHEMA S.r.l.
Via Buonarotti 175
20900 Monza, Italy

Telefon: +39 039 281561
E-Mail: info@prochema.it

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Sales partner – Romania
Plastics Bavaria Equipment & Systems srl
Str. Iancu Jianu, nr. 26
500178 Braşov, Romania

Telefon: +40 268 412 559
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SKZ – Technology Center
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22
97076 Würzburg
 

Tel. +49 931 4104-0

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