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Dürr Corporation Reaches Milestone

5000th robotic painting unit from Dürr Corporation sold to Volkswagen Taubate.

Dürr Corporation, an internationally known mechanical and plant engineering group headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries around the world, earlier this achieve an important milestone: the sale of painting robot No. 5,000 in an order to Volkswagen Taubate. The robot will be employed in a Brazilian factory along with 84 other new Dürr robots in two new top coat lines.

The Dürr painting robot was introduced in the mid-90s, with the first units being utilized in Germany and Spain. Among the key attributes of the initial robots: fast color changes, flexibility, productivity, and high quality. That led to the second-generation of Dürr painting robots, which have become staples in automobile factories on five continents in 34 countries—utilized particularly by Tier 1 suppliers of automobile parts. Beyond automotive, Dürr painting robots are also used for painting in the aerospace industry, in wind power plants and in railroad technology. More than 1,000 of the painting robots are installed in Germany, with more than 800 in China.

and more than 1100 in the worldwide locations of the leading German manufacturer.
With their robot product portfolio, Dürr covers all market demands. This includes floor-based and elevated robots, robots on traveling rails, handling robots for opening doors and hoods, during interior painting and so-called swing arm robots for the interior painting of load spaces of vans.


About Dürr Corporation
The Dürr Group operates in the market with three divisions: The Paint and Assembly Systems division, which supplies production and painting technology primarily for car bodies; the Measuring and Process Systems division, which covers engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly; and the Clean Technology Systems Division, which is focused on processes to improve energy efficiency and on exhaust air purification.

Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide. The Group achieved sales of $1.86 billion with approximately 5,900 employees in 2010.

For more information, please visit www.durr.com.
 

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