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Dürr Receives Major Order from Renault in Morocco

Published on 2009-08-07. Author : SpecialChem

BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN -- Dürr Group is supporting the automotive manufacturer Renault in building a new plant for good value medium-sized cars. Dürr is to deliver the majority of the required paint systems to the site in Tangiers, Morocco by the end of 2011. The order was placed by Renault at the end of July 2009.

Renault is establishing its largest African production site in Tangiers. The site is to initially manufacture two new car models, primarily aimed at worldwide export. Dürr is delivering two complete lines for applying primer and top coats. It is also supplying the robots for seam sealing and underbody and rocker panel coating. The painting lines are fully automated with robots, including the highly efficient paint atomizer EcoBell 2 ICC with integrated color changer. This innovative technology accelerates the switch from one color to another and also significantly reduces the amount of paint lost during this process.

The paintshop in Tangiers is set to be completed by the end of 2011, allowing Renault to start production at the beginning of 2012. Dürr is making the most of its international group network in carrying out the order, involving Dürr companies from Germany, China, France and Spain.

Ralf Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG: "This order is further proof of the budding recovery in demand in the automotive sector and plays to several of Dürr's specific strengths: allowing us to apply our international experience in setting up plants in new markets as well as drawing on our expertise in developing customized technical solutions on a fixed budget. We are also able to deploy our leading-edge capabilities in energy-efficient painting processes with low CO2 emissions."

About Dürr Group:

The Dürr Group is a supplier of plant and equipment that commands leading global market positions in its areas of activity. Business with the automotive industry accounts for about 85% of its sales. Dürr also supplies innovative manufacturing and environmental technologies for the aircraft, mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The Dürr Group operates in the market through two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technologies, mainly for automotive body & chassis manufacturing. The equipment and systems supplied by the Measuring and Process Systems division are used, among other things, for engine and transmission production and for final vehicle assembly. Dürr is present in 44 locations in 20 countries around the world. The Group achieved sales of € 1.6 billion with approximately 6,100 employees in 2008.

Source: Dürr Group


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