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Press Release

Donations instead of presents: Dürr Group supports UNICEF with Christmas donation

Bietigheim-Bissingen, December 7, 2021—In line with its motto ‘Donations instead of presents’, the Dürr Group will not be giving Christmas presents to customers or business partners again this year and will, instead, be donating €50,000 to the children’s charity UNICEF. The money will benefit the worldwide nutrition programs of the UN aid agency.

“Being a world-leading mechanical and plant engineering firm, we carry a particular social responsibility,” explains Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG. “That’s why we have always supported various social projects and organizations through donations. It is especially around Christmas that we want to help children in need and give them a chance for a better future.”

In addition, the Dürr Group will once again participate in the ‘Aktion Weihnachten’ Christmas campaign run by the ‘Stuttgarter Nachrichten’ newspaper by making a €2,000 donation. This charity campaign provides financial support to people in need in the Stuttgart region whose lives have been knocked off course by illness, unemployment, or family problems.

About UNICEF

UNICEF is active in over 190 countries worldwide. For more than 70 years now, the United Nations’ children’s charity has been implementing effective programs and exerting political influence to ensure that children are well cared for, can go to school, and are protected against violence.

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitalization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient and resource-saving manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical technology and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.32 billion in 2020. The company has around 17,500 employees and 120 business locations in 33 countries. Since February 2021, the majority-owned automation specialist Teamtechnik has also been part of the Group. The Group operates in the market with the brands Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG and with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing and filling technology for the automotive industry, assembly and test systems for medical devices
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
  • Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and coating systems for battery electrodes
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment and diagnostic technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry

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