Press Release

Dürr delivers three paint shops for BMW in China and Hungary as general contractor

Bietigheim-Bissingen, December 6, 2019 – BMW uses Dürr to increase its painting capacities in Asia and Europe. In Shenyang (China), Dürr is erecting a new paint shop and expanding an existing one for the German OEM. The orders for building the two facilities in China were booked in the fourth quarter of 2019. In addition, it was agreed that Dürr would also deliver the paint shop for BMW’s new plant in the Hungarian city of Debrecen.

Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, states: “The two orders from BMW in Shenyang reinforce our position as market leader in China. The technological equipment of the paint shops on order fulfills two criteria, which are becoming increasingly important for our customers: sustainability and flexibility in production.”

BMW has been operating a Dürr paint shop in Shenyang-Dadong since 2016, and its capacity is now being increased. In Shenyang-Tiexi, where BMW has been using Dürr technology for its paint application since 2013, Dürr is building another paint shop in a new production facility. In addition, BMW is already planning a second extension phase and has agreed this future work with Dürr. The paint shop in Debrecen is set to start production in summer 2023.

In these three plants, Dürr will install a total of 165 painting robots and 90 sealing robots for seam sealing. BMW is deploying sustainable technology: the eco-friendly EcoDryScrubber (China) and EcoDry X (Hungary) systems will be used for the separation of excess paint, also known as overspray. This reduces energy consumption in the paint booths by 60% as less fresh air needs to be treated.

 

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.87 billion in 2018. In October 2018, the Dürr Group acquired the industrial environmental technology business of US-based company Babcock & Wilcox, comprising the Megtec and Universal brands. Since then, it has around 16,400 employees and 108 business locations in 32 countries. The Group operates in the market with five divisions:

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

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