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Dürr Wins Large Order from Chinese Car Manufacturer Chery

Published on 2010-09-06. Author : SpecialChem

BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN -- The Dürr Group is able to report continuing strong demand in China. The machinery and plant manufacturer was able to secure a more than € 60 million order from the Chinese car manufacturer Chery. Dürr will be building a new environmental-friendly paint shop at Chery's Dalian location. The environmental sustainability of the paint shop equipment was an important criterion in the decision-making and order placement process, all the more so considering that the plant is going to be built in a holiday region. Chery is one of the largest Chinese car producers.

Chery's order is already the fifth major order from China since the beginning of the year. In the first eight months of the year, the car manufacturers Shanghai General Motors and Shanghai Volkswagen were amongst those to order turnkey paint shops from Dürr. Dürr's customers in China not only include joint ventures with Western OEMs, but also numerous Chinese car manufacturers such as Chery, Changan, FAW Car Company and Yutong.

Ralf Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, is expecting further order placements from China during the coming months: "Several new paint shops are currently being planned by car manufacturers in China. We stand a good chance of being successful and winning more orders. Due to our longstanding, powerful presence in China, we are in a position to handle large projects promptly and efficiently. This is a very important criterion for our customers, since the rapid development of new production capacities is a key success factor within the fast growing Chinese Market".

Dürr is represented in China with over 700 employees. In the first six months of 2010, the Chinese market accounted for more than a third of incoming orders.

About Dürr:

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 furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide. The Group achieved sales of € 1.1 billion with approximately 5,700 employees in 2009.

Source: Dürr

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