VinFast is a subsidiary of the VinGroup, Vietnam's largest non-state-owned listed company, with a market value of 14.6 billion US dollars (July 2018). VinFast plans to establish itself quickly in the growing automotive market by offering different vehicle models. In the Dürr paint shop, which was ordered in the first quarter of 2018, 250,000 cars per year are set to roll off the production line during the first phase – initially they will be equipped with conventional drives, later also with electric motors.
"Our paint shop will be the largest in Vietnam, and highly automated through the integration of numerous IIoT applications. This will make it the benchmark for excellent quality at low operating costs, the highest ecological standards and a high degree of safety at work", says James Deluca, CEO of the VinFast Trading and Production Company.
One example of smart IIoT technology is the smart EcoInCure paint curing oven. Every car body that passes through the oven receives a digital quality certificate. For this purpose, the oven data is evaluated by Dürr's MES software. The youngest generation of Dürr painting robots will also be used at VinFast; its numerous sensors make it Industry 4.0 compatible. The robots provide real-time data, which is analyzed and evaluated using Dürr software.
Thanks to Dürr's patented layout concept, the paint shop in Haiphong requires around 15,000 square meters less space than a comparable factory, making it over 20 % more space-efficient.