Dürr Somac opens new warehouse and logistics centre in Stollberg
Bietigheim-Bissingen/Stollberg, October 29, 2015 – In a ceremony attended by Stanislaw Tillich, Minister-President of the state of Saxony, the company Dürr Somac GmbH in Stollberg officially inaugurated a modern warehouse and logistics centre. “The new centre with a floor space of 1,500 square metres will help us make our logistics processes more efficient. For example, we are now able to deliver spare parts we have in storage to customers around the world within 24 hours,” said managing director Bernd Preissler. Dürr Somac is the global market leader for filling technology in the automotive industry, with around 200 employees in Stollberg. The company invested € 1.5 million in the new warehouse and logistics centre.
Each year around 130 filling facilities are manufactured in Stollberg. And each unit consists of four main component groups: main units, switching cabinets, consoles and adapters. These units are shipped from the warehouse and logistics centre to vehicle manufacturers throughout the world. Once on site, the Somac specialists handle installation and commissioning on behalf of the customers.
During the inauguration ceremony, Dürr Somac also took the opportunity to look back on ten successful years in Stollberg. In the year 2005, the company had relocated from Chemnitz to Stollberg so as to be able to further expand its business. The move was a success: since then sales have tripled, with record revenues of over € 75 million projected for 2015.
On Wednesday evening, Minister-President Tillich had this to say in his address to more than 200 invited guests and employees: „With their creativity and innovative strength companies like Dürr Somac contribute to the good global reputation of cars made in Germany.”
Ralf W. Dieter, Chairman of the Management Board of the parent company Dürr, appreciated the combination of Saxon engineering skills and global performance: “With its product range Dürr Somac maintains its position as the global market leader and technology pioneer. This says a great deal about the innovative strength of the team in Stollberg.”
Dürr Somac equipment allows vehicles to be filled with up to twelve different fluids or gases during final assembly. These include, among others, brake fluid, coolant, fuel as well as refrigerant for air-conditioners. Dürr Somac supplies vehicle manufacturers around the world. In addition to orders from Germany and the European Union, the company is currently handling orders for projects in South Africa, Mexico, China, India and Russia. Today’s Dürr Somac GmbH was founded in 1979 and has been active in the field of filling technology since 1992.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Products, systems and services offered by Dürr enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Business with automobile manufacturers and their suppliers accounts for approximately 60% of Dürr's sales. Other market segments include, for example, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and – since the takeover of HOMAG Group AG in October 2014 – the woodworking industry. Dürr has 92 business locations in 28 countries. With about 14,500 employees, the Group plans to generate sales revenues of € 3.4 - 3.5 billion in 2015. The Dürr Group operates in the market with five divisions:
- Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
- Application Technology: robot technologies for the automatic application of paint as well as sealants and adhesives
- Measuring and Process Systems: balancing and cleaning systems as well as testing and filling technology
- Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy-efficiency technology
- Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and systems for the woodworking industry