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Heinz Dürr Award 2022

Rethink and implement

Heinz Dürr Award for special achievements

There is a lot of experimenting going on in the Dürr Group: How can we simplify customer processes? How can we become even more sustainable? How can we satisfy customers despite difficult circumstances? All of that tinkering often leads to an idea, which then has to be implemented. The following six teams have done so with exceptional commitment – and received the Heinz Dürr Award for their contributions.

Sustainability category

The Heinz Dürr Award in the Sustainability category goes to…

…Manuela and Julia for the ambitious implementation of the climate strategy in logistics

The Dürr Group has set itself the target of reducing emissions from the upstream and downstream supply chain by 15% by 2030. These so-called Scope 3 emissions also include the carbon footprint of our logistics.  

Before emissions can be saved in logistics, we first need to have an accurate overview of the transport operations and their CO2 emissions. In the video Manuela Geyer and Julia Steinbacher explain what the weaknesses of the previous calculation method were and how they have developed it further.

Customer Experience category

Camping on the company premises?

Can you imagine not leaving the company premises for weeks? Eating, sleeping, and working there? 443 employees from our Chinese Group companies volunteered to do this in order to maintain operations during the Chinese coronavirus lockdown. An exceptional contribution that prompted the jury to present two Heinz Dürr Awards in the Customer Experience category this year.

To find out how our Chinese entities succeeded in obtaining the special permit for isolated production, what organizational challenges were involved and how the employees experienced that time, watch the video.

Big in Japan

The song “Big in Japan” by Alphaville has become a tradition in the winning team when they sing karaoke together – and it is a perfect fit for the project. After all, it was the first time that Dürr supplied a painting line to Japan for the order from Mazda in Hofu. The first major order from this country, which – we can tell you this much – resulted in a second order right away. Dürr is getting bigger in Japan!

Innovation category

Taking stock: pasta and edge bands

Do you know how many types of pasta you have in your pantry? The “Edge Data Package” team has been dealing with a similar question. Their project, winner of the HDA in the Innovation category, is about edge bands rather than pasta – but there are certainly parallels. Watch the video to find out what these are and how the new system can help carpentry workshops improve their organization and their overview of stock levels.

RAPTOR: Purchasing takes off

Costs are on the rise, purchasing works to counteract it – with RAPTOR. Similar to SpaceX’s namesake rocket engine, the new 13-stage process is intended to be a driver. A driver to reduce costs in purchasing – and for the first time also with technical levers. To find out about the steps involved in the process and how much savings have already been achieved, watch the video.

Five small nozzles, five tons of savings

In the seam sealing of car bodies, sealing material is used. Its application previously involved a lot of manual effort and high material consumption: That is why the winning team searched for a new solution – and developed the EcoSealJet Pro. Curious to find out how five small nozzles result in five tons of material savings per year?

Natascha Brand
Natascha Brand
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Dürr Aktiengesellschaft
Carl-Benz-Str. 34
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

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