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Press Release

Ford honors Dürr at its 18th Annual World Excellence Awards

Dearborn, June 10, 2016 - On May 19, 2016, Ford honored Dürr as a top-performing global supplier at its 18th annual World Excellence Awards. Dürr was presented with an award in the “Green brand pillar” category by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motor Company group vice president, global purchasing.

"We are very proud of this award, which underlines the successful partnership Ford and Dürr have developed since 1976", says Bruno Welsch. The CEO of Dürr Systems Inc., Dürr's US subsidiary, accepted the award at the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. "We are pleased that our environment-friendly and efficient technologies are contributing to Ford's success."

“Ford’s World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” said Thai-Tang. “Dürr has helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are a part of our One Ford team.”

57 awards were presented to suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in eleven categories. 

Ford World Excellence Award categories include amongst others: Quality, green, safe and smart categories for suppliers who demonstrate leadership in Ford’s primary brand pillars – among them Dürr.

The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering companies. Dürr products, systems and services provide the basis for highly efficient production processes in different industries. Business with automotive OEMs and components suppliers generates roughly 60% of its sales revenues. Other sectors which Dürr addresses include mechanical engineering, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and – following the acquisition of the HOMAG Group in October 2014 – the woodworking industry. Dürr has 92 business locations in 28 countries. With just under 15,000 employees, the Group generated sales of € 3.77 billion in 2015. The Group operates in the market via five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paintshops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning equipment as well as testing and filling technology
  • Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry