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Press Release

Dürr builds sustainable paint shop for Volkswagen in Poland

Bietigheim-Bissingen, August 4, 2014 - Dürr will build the paint shop for the successor model of the Volkswagen Crafter in the new Polish VW plant Wrzesnia. This contract is one of the biggest projects in the history of Dürr and was awarded in the second quarter of 2014. The paint shop will enable a particularly resource-saving operation with low energy, water and material consumption. This is the hallmark of the Eco+Paintshop concept of Dürr, which is jointly implemented with Volkswagen.

As general contractor, Dürr supplies the entire equipment and the building. 36 painting robots take care of the automated paint application. Because of efficient high speed rotating atomizers and color changers less paint is used than in conventional systems. Dürr will install an additional 18 robots for seam sealing and underbody protection.

When it comes to corrosion-protective dip coating, VW trusts the new energy-saving EcoDC-MACS technology of Dürr. The spray booths use the EcoDryScrubber process. It reduces the energy consumption in the spray booth by up to 60% as less fresh air must be treated. It also requires neither water nor chemicals and reduces the exhaust air volume. Car body ovens are equipped with energy-saving heat recovery technology.

Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG: “The Dürr Eco+Paintshop offers a holistic approach to optimization of energy, resource and material consumption. Thus we contribute to increased sustainability and efficiency in automotive painting.” 

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paint shops and final assembly systems for the automobile and aircraft industries. Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies.Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used for balancing and cleaning in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. Dürr has 54 business locations in 26 countries worldwide and approximately 8,320 employees. The Group achieved sales of € 2.4 billion in 2013.