World trip with truth check
Would you like to find out more about the Dürr Group’s worldwide activities and take on a little challenge? Then take part in our historically hair-raising riddle!
Around 125 years ago, the world seemed even smaller—including in business life. After having founded his metal shop for roof flashing in Cannstatt in 1896, Paul Dürr worked mainly in Stuttgart and the surrounding area. Today, the Dürr Group has 121 locations in 33 countries, generates over 80% of its sales abroad and feels just as much at home in China, Brazil and the USA as it does in Germany.
There is much to be told about our worldwide network and how it originated. We have compiled information from the Group on each country. However, one or two details that made us suspicious have wangled their way into the carefully researched data. Time for a truth check.
Fact or fake?
Now it’s up to you: Can you find all five countries hiding little fibs? Click through the world map and read the country reports carefully. You can check below whether you detected all the misinformation correctly.
Thank you for over 400 entries in our competition!
The winners are
Nicole Booz from Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany (Apple iPad)
Alexander Rueff from Munich, Germany (Garmin Smartwatch)
Henrique Hanashiro from São Paulo, Brazil (JBL Bluetooth Speakers)
A couple of years ago there was an unprecedented peak in demand in the Australian market. The reason: The first kangaroo obstacle course was about to start in the country and the wooden obstacles that the marsupials had to overcome were to be manufactured – what else would you expect – on HOMAG machines.
Dürr has planned a very special volunteering activity for the anniversary year 2021: In coordination with the local monument protection authority, an experienced team of painting specialists will support the restoration of the world-famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro.
The site is ideally suited for agave cultivation, thanks to the climatic conditions. Several rare specimens of the plant genus grow around the company building. From these, Dürr regularly distills a first-class mezcal for its employees.
The colleagues in Sweden, however, not only want to enable their customers to do business in an environmentally friendly way. Attention is also paid to the company’s own CO2 footprint. To avoid having to use too much energy for lighting in the darkness of the Scandinavian winter months, a more sustainable alternative is used at the site in the north with thousands of the company’s own fireflies.
Schenck has even been entrusted with royal responsibility: Since 2004, the Queen’s crown has been balanced once a year on a Schenck machine.