New Member on Board of Management
Dr. Jochen Weyrauch joins the Board of Management on January 1, 2017. The Board of Management is thus increased to three members in view of the Group’s strong growth.
Successful financial year 2016
We announce two record figures for fiscal 2016: incoming orders increased to € 3,701.7 million, while EBIT rose to € 271.4 million.
Opening in Shanghai-Qingpu
We open a modern campus site for around 1,100 employees in Shanghai-Qingpu. There we combine our Chinese activities in the painting and environmental technology field. Customers benefit from extensive opportunities for product testing and training. The investment volume amounts to around € 25 million.
On March 1, 2017, new CFO Carlo Crosetto takes over from Ralph Heuwing, who has been on the Dürr AG Board of Management for ten years.
We sell our cleaning technology business, Dürr Ecoclean, to the Chinese mechanical engineering firm, SBS Group. The new owner offers better growth opportunities for this business. Dürr retains a 15 % stake in Ecoclean.
Dürr gets things rolling: car bodies with lengths of up to eight meters will soon be rotating in the dip tank of Daimler’s paint shop in North Charleston (USA). The Ecopaint RoDip® rotational dip process ordered by the carmaker is commonly used for passenger cars; for the first time, we now offer it for commercial vehicles of this size.
Fit for the future
Investments at the HOMAG Group in Holzbronn: we are spending around € 8 million to make this site fit for the future. Among the new features are an optimized production facility and a showroom.
Large order from China
Chinese furniture manufacturer Oppein orders 307 individual machines worth a total of over € 30 million from the HOMAG Group. Together with the systems already installed, the customer’s production facility now consists of more than 1,000 HOMAG machines.
Ready to spray
The “ready2spray” painting robot for general industry is the result of our cooperation with our partner Kuka. The advantage: the technology is ready for use straightaway. Previously, companies wishing to automate their paint shops had to buy the robots and application technology separately before integrating them. The ready2spray robot is suitable for wood, plastics, glass and metal, among other materials.
Dürr AG pays a record dividend for fiscal 2016: our shareholders benefit from our corporate success through a dividend of € 2.10 per share.
Revolution at Ligna
Digitization with “tapio”: the world’s first IIoT marketplace for the woodworking industry attracts much attention at the leading trade show in Hanover. Being the largest exhibitor, the HOMAG Group registers strong demand for this innovative solution. tapio enables woodworking businesses, machine suppliers and partner companies to create a digital network via cloud connectivity.
Second World Excellence Award
We are presented with the World Excellence Award by Ford for the second time in a row. We receive the award for expanding Ford’s paint shop in Valencia (Spain) and for developing environmentally-friendly and flexible production concepts together with the US carmaker.
Volkswagen presents us with its Group Award 2017 for outstanding achievements. Special mention is made of our work as a general contractor in the construction of turnkey paint shops.
We present EcoInCure, an innovative curing process for automotive painting. It heats and cools car bodies from the inside for the first time. It also features a new transverse mode of operation, which makes systems more compact and lowers energy consumption by 25 %.
We present ADAMOS, a platform for the Industrial Internet of Things, specially tailored to the mechanical and plant engineering sector and its customers. The founding members of the ADAMOS alliance are Dürr, DMG Mori, Software AG, Carl Zeiss and ASM PT. ADAMOS is launched on October 1, 2017, with 200 experts.
Dürr stands for fascinating technology, innovation, passion and international reach. We position ourselves as an attractive employer by realigning our employer brand with these values.
International success story made in Germany. The 11,000th Dürr painting robot made in Germany is now in Mexico, painting vehicles for Japanese carmaker Nissan.
Tester on board
Schenck strengthens its international presence in testing and balancing technology through the acquisition of US company Test Devices Inc. (TDI). TDI is a leading service provider for high-speed rotation testing in the aviation, automotive, energy and medical technologies.
Change on the Supervisory Board
Klaus Eberhardt announces his plan to step down as Chairman of the Dürr AG Supervisory Board at the end of 2017. The Supervisory Board elects Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG, as his successor.
Dürr Challenge celebrates anniversary
To celebrate the five-year anniversary of this film competition, we send student teams, along with their camera equipment, to Tokyo, London and Silicon Valley. And the winner is... Silicon Valley!
The PSA Group names us one of its key suppliers. With its Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands as well as recently acquired subsidiaries Opel and Vauxhall, PSA has been one of our most important customers for decades.
Highest share price ever
Shareholders rate Dürr higher than ever – the share price rises to €120.55.