Dürr receives largest order from Toyota in its history
Southfield, September 20th, 2018 – Dürr will build the new high-tech paint shop at Toyota’s US plant in Georgetown, KY. Besides the EcoReflect paint application quality control system, Dürr is also supplying large paint booths and small booths/work decks, Dürr ovens, and the Ecopure® RL, one of Dürr’s most advanced exhaust-air purification systems.
Dürr has had a relationship with Toyota in North America for more than 20 years and was also awarded an order in 2016 for the construction of a paint shop in Tijuana, Mexico. The plant started production on the Tacoma pick-up truck at the beginning of this year with great success.
Bruno Welsch, CEO and President of Dürr Systems, Inc. states: "The order in Georgetown, which was received in June, reflects the growing and solid relationship between Dürr and Toyota. We are proud to be part of providing Toyota with our state-of-the-art systems and technologies".
One of these new technologies is Dürr’s EcoReflect - an innovative light tunnel for focused paint application quality control. It offers an ergonomically optimized solution and the arched design of the light tunnel ensures homogeneous illumination and minimal glare. This allows for continuous detection of irregularities in paint application with maximum accuracy. The use of LED technology guarantees low energy costs and minimizes maintenance time.
Besides two large 3 wet topcoat booths and several small booths, Dürr will also deliver the ovens.
Three Rotary Valve Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers Ecopure® RL are also included in Dürr’s scope of delivery for Toyota. The Ecopure® RL is one of Dürr’s most advanced exhaust-air purification systems, capable of destruction efficiencies greater than 99% along with low operating utility costs and exceptional uptime. Additionally, the Ecopure® RL is a single rotary valve system, which reduces future maintenance time and costs, and offers the smallest footprint in the industry, saving valuable plant space.
The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs around 880 people. From the new Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing, and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions. Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes, while Application Technology provides paint, sealants and adhesives application systems. Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems is the global leader in air pollution abatement and energy efficient technologies. The subsidiary Schenck Trebel Corporation, based in Deer Park, New York, offers balancing machines, vibration and condition monitoring systems and services for the general industry. The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries. The HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for the HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, MI, which is also the base for sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc. The HOMAG Group is the world's leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the wood-processing industry and trades.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. The company has 92 business locations in 31 countries. The Group generated sales of € 3.71 billion in 2017. Dürr has around 15,000 employees and operates in the market with five divisions:
- Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
- Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
- Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
- Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
- Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
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