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Press Release

Dürr expands software business

Bietigheim-Bissingen, December 18, 2012 - Following high demand from the automotive industry, Dürr is further expanding its business with software for production operations. In the BRIC states the EcoEMOS supervisory control technology software has been ordered in around 90% of all the Group’s major plant engineering projects in the last five years. In China EcoEMOS is in use by all but one of the carmakers who use Dürr systems for painting and assembly operations. Worldwide over 60 car plants in 20 countries are using the program for the overall control and monitoring of production processes.

Dürr is the only manufacturer of paintshop systems who offers its very own supervisory control system software. The Group can call on its expertise in automotive production as it further develops the program. Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG: “We are further expanding our software provision in light of the advancing digitization of production. Compared with other software providers who service different sectors, we are able to address the special requirements of the automotive industry faster and more precisely”.

Among the carmakers who use EcoEMOS in multiple plants are Volkswagen, Hyundai and Ford. EcoEMOS is also increasingly being used as a shop-floor IT solution covering the entire production process for the bodies-in-white, paintshop and vehicle final assembly.

Operators can use the software, for example, to check the system status (temperature, energy and material consumption etc.), analyze productivity or control model sequences. Dürr transacts sales worth double-digit millions of euros with EcoEMOS. In future, the supervisory control system software is also to be offered increasingly to truck manufacturers, the aviation industry and to producers of engines and gearboxes.

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems for the automobile and aircraft industries. Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used for balancing and cleaning and in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and in exhaust air purification technology. Dürr has 50 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and approximately 7,500 employees. The Group achieved sales revenues of € 1.9 billion in 2011.