Dürr is expanding its capacities in response to the increased business volume in glueing technology. The Group’s sales revenues in this area have doubled since 2010. Apart from Wolfsburg, Dürr’s Bietigheim-Bissingen and Bernried sites are also involved in glueing technology for the automobile industry.
The main reason for the increase is the internationalization of Dürr’s business. While previously the Wolfsburg systems were delivered primarily to German automobile plants, there is now an increasing number of installations in growth markets such as China, Brazil, and Mexico. Glueing in body shell construction has been part of Dürr’s activities since 2010, following the acquisition of Wolfsburg-based company Rickert. The owners of the technologically leading family-run company had decided to sell their business as being under the umbrella of a global group offered better possibilities for expansion.
Since mid-2010 the number of employees at Dürr Wolfsburg has increased to around 70. Managing Director Uwe Rickert: “We will continue to increase our workforce as part of our internationalization strategy.”
Apart from products for glueing body shell components, the Wolfsburg site will also house a service and sales team for paint systems. From April onwards, the team members will occupy one of the floors of the new three-story office building. The team is currently based in Braunschweig, but the new Wolfsburg site will provide better access to its main customer, Volkswagen.