We are closing the gap between standard products and customer requirements.


About us

KURO Kunststoffe was founded on an innovation that enabled us to deform PVC tubes particularly efficiently. This enabled the production of bends for pneumatic tube systems that were optimally matched to their use - at the best possible price-performance ratio.

This has turned into a second-generation family business that bridges the gap between standard economic products and individual customer wishes. With tube systems on the one hand and customized tubes assembled and refined according to customer requirements on the other hand, KURO delivers exactly the solution that meets their challenge. In addition to a lean structure, an agile organization, and highly qualified employees, what we bring with us is above all a decent dose of enthusiasm.

We think: the most innovative solutions are yet to be invented.

Yes, we can! Yes, we have! Yes, we will do!

Benefits that distinguish us:

Our aim is to make business as easy as possible for our customers. Accordingly, KURO is well staffed by skilled staff members and does everything possible to inspire customers. For example, by points like this:

  • Particularly high availability of our products
  • Flexible and short-term deliveries of all kinds - national or worldwide
  • Flexible production through own mixing plant and extrusion lines
  • Innovation partners and developers of new process techniques
  • Offering Special Solutions besides all standards
  • Personal and solution-oriented communication - close to your needs

Well-staffed by skilled staff to do a good job.

Our approach to the production of tubes and pipe systems is an unusual wide set-up that allows standard products to be delivered in large quantities or individual innovations and developed up to mass production. This is possible because every step of value creation happens under our roof.

  • Raw material storage
  • Raw material preparation (mixing)
  • Tube extrusion
  • Production of molded pulps
  • Product storage
  • Communication

Processing of raw materials (Mixing)

The heating/cooling mixer is the high-tech heart of our raw material production. Through tailor-made recipes, adjusted to the field of application, we can guarantee reproducible results and consistently high qualities. By adding different additives, we have the possibility to equip our products with different characteristics, such as antibacterial properties, flame retardant, RAL colors, weather, and UV resistance.

Tube extrusion

Our extrusion lines produce PVC-U tubes with a diameter range of 50-200 mm. Close to the customer's needs, our experienced machine operators enable a quick change between the different tube dimensions, lengths and colors. This results in extremely short response times, perfectly matched delivery times and exactly the product the project is asking for.

Production of molded pulps

With process technologies that have been developed on our own, machines and an exceptionally large pool of tools, we can serve almost all customer requirements around the tube

Our products are based on fully automated forming machines or handcrafted production art. If a tool is missing, we can get it in the shortest possible time.

Production and Finishing Processes:

Our Customized Services

The heating/cooling mixer is the high-tech heart of our raw material production. Through tailor-made recipes, adjusted to the field of application, we can guarantee reproducible results and consistently high qualities. By adding different additives, we have the possibility to equip our products with different characteristics, such as antibacterial properties, flame retardant, RAL colors, weather, and UV resistance.

On our extrusion lines, we produce PVC-U tubes with a diameter range of 50-200 mm. Close to our customer's needs, our experienced machine operators enable a quick change between the different tube dimensions, lengths and colors. The result is extremely short response times, perfectly matched delivery times and exactly the product the project is asking for.

With innovative production processes and self-developed production processes, we have almost unlimited design possibilities for the Piping Bends. Tailored according to customer requirements and product requirements. Molded pulps are produced in fully automated manufacturing processes, as well as in craftsmanship. There are almost no limits to the choice of diameters, radii, degrees, and materials (PVC, PE, PP, PMMA, PC/ABS among others).

With pre-insulated tube systems, we achieve good thermal and refrigeration insulation. The composite tubing, consisting of core tube, PU foam layer and outer protective pipe, is normally used in the area of earth laying. Due to its construction, the pre-insulated tube system also offers improved mechanical protection.

We want to produce the optimal product for every application. The focus is increasingly drawn to cutting manufacturing of tubes. Conventional and CNC-controlled machines are equipped for every case. Milling and turning parts in small and large series are an important component of tube assembly. Thanks to the latest technology, we are digitally networked with our customers, design, programming, and CNC machining machines.

Gluing and welding are among the most well-known joining processes and are also in our manufacturing repertoire. By welding and gluing, we create very solid material connections and lasting stability. The assembly of complete assemblies is also a matter of course for us.

The perfect complement to our extruded tubes is injection molding. Geometries and materials are precisely adapted to the requirements of your applications, resulting in cost-effective solutions with high precision.

Environment & Energy

A good tube system must not cost the earth.


We are climate neutral. As an innovative medium-sized company, we are already thinking tomorrow and are constantly trying to minimize our ecological footprint. For example:

  • We continuously reduce our CO2 emissions

  • We recycle our PVC waste and create a closed material cycle

  • We generate electricity from our own photovoltaic system and supplement it with the purchase of 100% green electricity

  • We compensate unavoidable CO2 emissions by participating in global climate protection projects according to the CDM Gold Standard

  • We rely on sustainable supplier management

Certificates:
DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Environmental management scheme

since 1998

DIN EN ISO 50001:2012

DIN EN ISO 50001:2012

Energy management scheme

since 2012

Limón

Efficient Energy Management

„EWE“ (regional energy provider) climate protection

Green Energy

atmosfair

International climate protection projects

GLS cllimate protect

Climate neutral parcel shipment

Milestones

Visionary Mood
since 1989

Clearly looking ahead, as a second-generation family business, we do not forget how it all started.

  • 2021

    WE ARE CLIMATE NEUTRAL

    Sometimes, less is more. According to this, we reduce, avoid, and compensate our CO2-emissions

  • 2020

    MORE SPACE IS NEEDED

    We will extend our indoor storage room with a roofing by 2000 m2

  • 2018

    KURO ON COURSE OF EXPANSION:

    Extension of the premises by 11,000 m2 incl. new logistics concept and new external storage of 6000 m2
    . Extension of the silo plant by 400 t by two silo towers with a height of 28.5 m each.

  • 2017

    FROM NOW ON, EVEN MORE FLEXIBLE

    Start of our own PVC mixing plant and extension of the extrusion by a tube line.

  • 2015

    JUST A QUESTION OF STOCK

    Set up of the first silo with a capacity of 300 t PVC

  • 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    25 YEARS KURO!

  • 2013

    THE NEXT GENERATION

    Company founder Wilfried Schwengels dies at the age of 59.
    Jan Schwengels takes over the management of the family business.

  • 2012

    CERTIFICATION

    Successful certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001 (Energy Management).

  • 2011

    KURO GOES „GREEN“

    Set up of a 800 kWp photovoltaic system on the production and storage halls.

  • 2008

    EXPANSION OF STORAGE AND PRODUCTION AREAS

    Construction of a new warehouse with an area of approx. 2,000 m²
    . Extension of the production halls incl. repair shop. New construction of a silo tower.

  • 2005

    EXTENSION OF STOCK.

    Construction of a new stock with an area of approx. 6.000 m².

  • 2002

    EXTENSION OF PRODUCTION

    Start of the PVC-Tube Production with own extrusion line.

  • 2001

    MOVE

    Company move to the new building in Edewecht with a plot area of 40.000 m².

  • 1998

    FIRST CERTIFICATION

    DIN EN ISO 9001
    DIN EN ISO 14001

  • 1992

    EXPANSION OF OUR PRODUCTION PORTFOLIO

    Expansion of the product portfolio by cable protection piping bends made of PVC / PP / PE.

  • 1989

    COMPANY FOUNDATION IN WESTERSTEDE BY WILFRIED SCHWENGELS

    Start of the production of PVC bends for Pneumatic tube systems.

Social commitment

Equestrian sport

We focus on preserving regional equestrian sport. We sponsor regional horse tournaments to enable children and young people to participate in the tournament at an affordable level.

Edewechter Wish Tree

Heart wishes for Christmas. An exciting time for all children, looking forward to the festival. For many families, however, it is not always financially feasible. Our municipality Edewecht and the association “Lachende Kinder e.V.“ assists here. With the wish tree campaign, needy families can hang wishes on the tree in the town hall. Godparents can then take one or more of these wishes. We have been the proud godfather of the action for years.

Cooperation with “Artec Ammerland

Artec is a community of social workshops where young people and adults’ people in need of specific support do work. Artec has been accompanying us for years as a reliable service provider in a variety of ways.