Dürr is one of the world's leading suppliers of systems, services and products for the car making and the general industry. We achieve more than 65% of our sales in the automotive business. We also supply equipment to the aviation industry, the machinery industry, and to the chemical, pharmaceutical and printing industries. About 40% of our activities are in plant engineering, 60% are in the machinery industry.
Dürr is represented in 28 countries at 93 business locations (thereof 50 with production facilities). The Dürr Group operates in the market with five divisions: Paint and Final Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems in particular for the automotive industry. 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 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 exhaust air purification. Woodworking Machinery and Systems presents woodworking machinery and manufactures systems under the brand name Homag. Besides a few global competitors there are some competitors in local markets.
Production depth within the Dürr Group is relatively low. As a result, Dürr can react more flexibly in a economic downturn, and has a smaller business risk than companies with a high production depth. Dürr achieves typically high ROCE-margins due to its business model as an emerging company.
Dürr depends on the long-term capital spending behavior of the industrial customers. Growth rates of around 5% are expected in the automotive industry and in the general industry of around 3%. Growth is driven by the emerging markets; with China in the lead. The share of the emerging markets in Dürr's incoming orders of about 50% is very high.
The Group strategy “Dürr 2020”applies an evolutionary approach to proven strategy elements, adding a number of new aspects. At the core of “Dürr 2020” is the “Leading in Production Efficiency” corporate slogan, which embodies the promise to our customers to provide them with innovative technologies and services allowing them to enhance the efficiency of their production processes. The four strategic fields assembled around this corporate slogan aim to flesh out this promise and to ensure that it can be kept on a sustained basis.
- Innovation - maintenance and expansion of technological leadership
- Globalization - global presence and cooperation with a focus on emerging markets
- Service - implement the corporate program CustomerExcellence@Dürr to set the orientation to the needs of our customers even more into focus
- Efficiency - continuous improvement of processes and systems
We will be measuring the success of the “Dürr 2020” strategy by reference to the contribution which it makes to our customers’ production efficiency. The relevant indicators include, for example, optimization of quality and the consumption of material, energy and other resources as well as factors such as customer satisfaction and follow-up business. In addition, “Dürr 2020” involves three financial indicator targets:
- Sales are to increase to about € 5 billion by 2020 (incl. acquisitions).
- The EBIT margin should reach a level between 8-10%.
- ROCE is to stay at the high level of over 30% on a sustained basis.