Dürr receives new BMW Supplier Innovation Award in the “Sustainability” category
Bietigheim-Bissingen, November 8, 2011 – The BMW Group has presented Dürr with its new BMW Supplier Innovation Award. Dürr received the award in the “Sustainability” category for its innovative paint booth system EcoDryScrubber. At BMW´s Regensburg plant, the environmentally friendly technology has led to a substantial reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions during the clear coat application process.
Ralf Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG: “Top quality and optimized consumption are key at BMW, not only when it comes to cars but also in the production process. Our EcoDryScrubber technology, which achieves energy savings of up to 60% in the paint booth, is ideally suited to this approach”.
The BMW Group presents its BMW Supplier Innovation Award to its most innovative suppliers. During the awards ceremony, which was held on November 7 in Munich, the premium manufacturer paid tribute to a total of nine parts and equipment suppliers. The BMW Supplier Innovation Award is the fifth prestigious award that Dürr has won for its EcoDryScrubber. Most recently, the technology earned recognition in the Innovation Award of the German Economy.
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 furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with three divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The third division, Clean Technology Systems, is focused on processes to improve energy efficiency and on exhaust air purification. Dürr has 49 business locations in 22 countries worldwide. The Group expects sales of about € 1.8 billion with approximately 6,700 employees in 2011.
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