Stürtz Group acquires Stuga Machinery

Jörg Breuer, CEO of Stürtz (Image from stuertz.com)

Stuga Machinery, a manufacturer of PVC-U sawing and machining centres to the UK and Ireland window and door industry, has been acquired by Stürtz Group. Stuga’s directors and staff are continuing with the business under its new ownership, working from its base in Great Yarmouth, as Stuga looks to benefit from the operational and technological synergies that Stürtz can bring, adding value to its customers. The acquisition represents the first for Stürtz since 2021 as the group looks to continue its international expansion.

Stuga’s products are to continue being manufactured in Great Yarmouth, with Stürtz looking to invest locally into the business to increase production and headcount in the UK facility. Stürtz seeks to develop Stuga into a turn-key system supplier, by adding Stürtz’ full machinery programme, including welding, cleaning, logistics and sorting Systems in the UK and Ireland.

Stuga employs around 40 personnel, based atits production facility in the east of England. Its service engineers are based throughout the UK. The roots of the business go back to the 1970s.

Stürtz Group, headquartered in Neustadt (Wied), Germany, is a designer, producer and marketer of machines and automated solutions for the window production industry across the globe. The company generated approximately EUR 50m in sales in 2021, and employs more than 290 personnel across five locations globally. Stürtz’ product portfolio covers solutions for the entire window production process, from cutting and machining to welding and corner cleaning, assembly, sorting and logistics, glazing and order picking.

Steve Haines, Stuga’s sales director, and Gareth Green, Stuga’s technical director, jointly stated: “We are excited to start on this next phase of the Stuga story, with such a credible and technologically advanced partner in Stürtz, who we are looking forward to working with to grow the business, add value to our customers and provide opportunities for our staff.” Jörg Breuer, CEO of Stürtz, added: “Stürtz is delighted to welcome Stuga to the Group.

“The company has continuously delivered high-quality machines and an exceptional service to its customers. We are looking forward to working with Stuga’s management, to expand its technological capabilities and provide a full suite of machining products to customers in the UK and Ireland.”