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  • Dürr receives VW Group Award

Awards – Striving for excellence

With years of experience, in-depth process know-how and numerous successfully implemented plants, Dürr sets itself ahead as systems manufacturer supporting various industries. Our strive for excellence is continuously acknowledged by customers and various associations.

Award for Innovation - SURCAR

Dürr has won the ”Award for Innovation” at the 2021 #SURCAR North American Congress in Detroit for the new pre-treatment development EcoProWet PT. Mark Murray, Sales Director of Paint and Final Assembly Systems in North America, introduced the system in his presentation “paint shop of the future – volume 2”.

Excellent Supplier of Intelligent Equipment Management Solutions for China's Automobile Industry

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the winner of the Excellent Supplier of Intelligent Equipment Management Solutions for China's Automobile Industry award.

This award was presented by the Automotive Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Center at CAPE (China Association of Plant Engineering). We were chosen as the award winner on the basis of customer recommendations, the quality of application materials, jury visits and an evaluation of the SAIC VW MEB paint shop and Dürr China.

Dürr receives IF Design Award

The first automated guided vehicle for the paint shop is not only functionally convincing, but also attractive to look at: Dürr’s EcoProFleet has won the prestigious IF Design Award in 2019. The design was awarded for its extremely flat construction and the special laser scanner. Thanks to a transparent glass surface, which shows the complex technology inside, a quick visual inspection of the technology can be carried out in case of service.

Environmental award in South Korea

The Korean Minister of Environment and the Korea Environmental Engineers Association KEEA have rewarded Dürr Korea for its contribution to environmental protection and national technological advancement in South Korea. Dürr's projects in the field of heavy industry, such as shipbuilding, were considered for the 2019 award. Air pollution control systems from Dürr have contributed to improve air quality in this industry. The environmental award honored the highly efficient air pollution control systems.

Find more about the award here.

Ford World Excellence Award for Dürr Assembly Products GmbH

At the 20th Ford World Excellence Awards, Dürr has been honored for its outstanding achievements as a global supplier to the Ford Motor Company. Dürr Assembly Products GmbH was presented with an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company's Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president global operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president product development and purchasing. The trigger for this was an innovative project at Ford in Saarlouis in the field of end-of-line testing technology, which dealt with the cooperation of man and machine in the adjustment of fog lamps. This award is another example of how intensively and in partnership Ford and Dürr have been working together since 1976. "Suppliers like Dürr are key to Ford's continued success," said Hau Thai-Tang.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 for RoDip® E

Together with the Tübingen-based design agency defortec GmbH, Dürr developed a cover for the carrier of the dip coating system RoDip® E. The new cover is not only more stable than its predecessor, but also shows more elegance. For this reason, RoDip® E has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The selection of Dürr as a winner proves that there is also room for detailed design in industrial engineering.

Mercedes-Benz Operational Excellence Award

On April 9th, 2018, Dürr had the honor of receiving the "Operational Excellence Award" in the "Indirect material and services" category at the Mercedes-Benz plant in São Paulo. Dürr received this award for good cooperation and excellent performance in current projects in the final assembly with AGVs. These were carried out on time and with excellent results in Brazilian Mercedes-Benz plants.

FCA Supplier Recognition Award

FCA honored the entire Dürr de México team with a Supplier Recognition Award for its exceptional performance during the launch of the Jeep® Compass at the Toluca Assembly Plant. A big part of the award was due to Dürr’s building modifications and expansion. The automaker’s paint booths were equipped with the latest Dürr paint and sealing robots, application technology, paint circulation systems, special paint supply systems and a new two-tone process for the recent Jeep® Compass model. Dürr also delivered the visualization network. With the award, FCA also recognized Dürr for its continuous production support after the start of operations in Toluca in 2017.

Chery Jaguar Land Rover Award

On March 22th, 2018, Dürr was rewarded at the Chery Jaguar Land Rover Supplier Conference in Hang Zhou, China. Dürr received the "Long-term Service Award 2017" for its outstanding service support.

Geely Capacity Increase Award

On March 17th, 2018, the Annual Geely Supplier Conference took place in San Ya, China, where Dürr was rewarded by Geely for the first time. The German systems manufacturer received the "Capacity Increase Award 2018" for its competent and sustained performance in this nature.

SAIC-GM Best Supplier Award

Every year, SAIC-GM honors its suppliers for their excellent services and performances. Therefore, on February 9th, 2018, the 20th Annual Suppliers Conference of SAIC-GM was held in Yan Tai, China. At this event, Dürr was presented with the "Best Supplier Award" from SAIC-GM as a recognition for its continuous and outstanding performance over the course of multiple projects. Dürr has now been consecutively awarded by SAIC-GM since the 14th Annual Suppliers Conference.

Dürr wins Bluetech Award for multi-pollutant air pollution technology

For the last three years, the Clean Air Alliance of China (CAAC) has been giving awards to international emission reduction methods which can be used to improve air quality in China. Above all, the Alliance assesses real measurement results, the environmental benefits, the technological contribution, and the financial sustainability of the technology. There were 63 applications from 13 countries for the latest Bluetech Award. Dürr received the coveted award for its newly developedEcopure® CCF technology.

Dürr receives Surcar Award 2018

At the 4th Asian Surcar congress 2018, hold on September 19th to 20th in Shanghai, Dürr received the award for innovation. The international conference on car body finishing is the annual branch meeting for the automotive industry and its suppliers. At the evening ceremony, Dürr was awarded for its overspray free paint application process. With the innovative Dürr process, the contrast surfaces can be painted without masking and sanding by a 100% transfer efficiency (no overspray) within reasonable cycle time.

Ford World Excellence Award

The Ford Motor Company has awarded Dürr with a World Excellence Award acknowledging the systems manufacturer as an outstanding supplier for the second consecutive year. Ford Group Vice President Global Purchasing, Hau Thai-Tang, honored Dürr in the "Gold Award” category for modernizing and expanding Ford Motor Company’s paint shop in Valencia (Spain) and for jointly developing environmentally-friendly and flexible production concepts with the Ford Motor Company. Bruno Welsch, President and CEO of Dürr North America, accepted the award at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan: "Our goal is to improve our customers’ production efficiency by means of innovative technologies and services. We are delighted that we have once again been able to demonstrate this expertise at Ford."

VW Group Award

Dürr has received one of the sought-after Volkswagen Group Awards 2017. The award was presented in the "Global Champion" category for outstanding achievements in the global collaboration with Volkswagen. Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, accepted the award in Berlin: "We are proud to be one of the most important business partners of the Volkswagen Group. The award recognizes the great dedication of our employees and highlights our expertise in the international project business."

Dürr and BMW receive SURCAR awards for technique

At Surcar 2017 in Cannes, Dürr and BMW received the award for technique for their concept of a smart paint shop. The jury at the world’s leading biennial congress on automotive body finishing traditionally selects the winners for three awards. This year Dürr and BMW convinced the jury with their joint presentation on how to increase production efficiency by digitization.

Visionary New Product Award for ready2spray paint robot

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) honored Dürr with the AWFS Visionary New Product Award at the Fair stage in Las Vegas on Friday, July 21st, 2017. Dürr received the award in the category “Machinery Over $50,000”, sub-category “Product Innovation” for their new ready2spray compact painting robot, designed for the wood, plastics, and metal industries. Dürr’s EcoRP 10 R1100 painting robot system consists of a small six-axis robot equipped with high-end paint application technology. The system is completed and pre-commissioned by Dürr at its manufacturing plant, making it "ready2spray" upon arrival at a customer's site. The technology is available in different configurations, which is tailored to individual customer’s needs.

Ford Top Supplier Award for Dürr Brasil

The Ford Motor Company has honored Dürr Brasil Ltda. with a Top Supplier Award 2017 for outstanding performance for the second time. Dürr received the award in the “Machinery and Equipment” category for its work on upgrading and retrofitting several installations in Ford plants in Brazil and Argentina, and for the outstanding commercial partnership with the Ford Motor Company. Paulo Sentieiro, Vice-President Sales & Marketing of Dürr Brasil, accepted the award and said: “This award reconfirms our efforts to improve our customer partnerships with excellent services and support, even in the slowdown times that we currently face in South America. We are happy that once again we have been able to work together with the Ford team on different plants across South America with great achievements.” In total, the Ford Motor Company presented Top Supplier Awards to 13 suppliers. The award ceremony took place on August 18th at the Milenium Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ford World Excellence Award

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."

SAIC-GM Presents Dürr with “Corporation of the Year” Award

Dürr has modernized an almost 20-year-old paint shop for automaker SAIC-GM – formerly known as SGM (Shanghai General Motors) – in record time while also making the facility more environmentally friendly. In just six weeks, large sections of existing paint shop equipment were removed and replaced with state-of-the-art technology.

For Dürr, this order was the largest conversion project undertaken by the company in China to date and was nothing less than a complete success. The customer was so pleased with the work carried out that it presented Dürr with the “Corporation of the Year Award" in 2016 in Shanghai.

Volvo Group Purchasing Supplier Award 2016

Volvo Group Trucks has presented Dürr with the "Volvo Group Purchasing Supplier Award 2016", thus, recognizing its excellent services and its cooperation in many projects. The award ceremony took place on February 23rd in Gothenburg, the hometown of the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer. It was the second time that suppliers were honored in a total of six categories.

Dürr receives three SURCAR awards

During its first International Awards Ceremony in China SURCAR presented awards for 13 projects from both Automotive OEMs and suppliers. With three awards, Dürr achieves a great success at the ceremony in Shanghai. In the category Environmental Footprint the new atomizer cleaner EcoBell Cleaner D2 received two awards. Also rewarded was the BMW Brilliance Tiexi Paintshop in the category "Start up and Commissioning – Greenfield Project", which was built by Dürr.

FCA Supplier of the Year

Every year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) honors its suppliers for their excellent services. In December 2015, Marco Pizzamiglio, Chairman of Olpidürr, accepted one of the sought-after "Supplier of the Year" awards in Turin. The award in the "Capital Equipment" category was presented by Marco dalla Vedova, Global Head of Capex & Indirect Material and EMEA Head of Services at FCA.

FAST supplier of Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group has selected Dürr as a strategic partner in the field of surface technology for its FAST supplier initiative. The newly created initiative is targeted at selected suppliers of the Volkswagen Group and at intensifying the level of exchange and cooperation with them.

Ford Top Supplier Award for Dürr Brasil

Ford South America presented Dürr Brasil Ltda. with a "2015 Top Supplier Award" in the “Machines and Equipment” category. At the ceremony that took place in São Paulo, Brazil, Ford recognized the 13 best and key suppliers from South America that most aligned with the companies results and business strategies in the past year. The suppliers were evaluated considering quality, delivery cost, business relationship, working conditions, ability of meeting the needs of product development, manufacturing and logistics.

Technical Award for Overspray Free Application

Dürr receives the Award for Technique at the SURCAR 2015, the world’s leading biennial congress on Automotive body finishing. With its R&D project “overspray free application” Dürr convinced the jury at the SURCAR congress in Cannes. The SURCAR Technical Board rewards the best presentations with three different prizes: the Award for Innovation, the Award for Technique and the Jury’s Award. In a joint presentation Porsche Leipzig and Dürr presented the R&D project for the very first time in front of an international audience. Every other year the international congress brings together decision-makers and experts in Automotive body painting from over 25 countries.

Most Honored Automotive Paintshop Supplier

At the 2014 "China Commercial Vehicle Congress" in Shanghai, commercial vehicle manufacturers discussed current developments in their industry. Reputable suppliers such as Dürr presented innovative products. The German mechanical and plant engineering manufacturer was hononred as the "2014 Most Honored Automotive Paintshop Supplier".

Daimler Supplier Award

Daimler presented Dürr with the "Daimler Supplier Award 2013", recognizing its excellent performance in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. “We are very proud of this award, which underlines the close and successful relationship between Daimler and our company”, said Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, who accepted the award. “Our solutions help to increase Daimler’s production efficiency and strengthen its international competitiveness.”

SGM Best Supplier Award

On January 7th to 9th, 2013, the "15th Annual Suppliers’ Conference" and "2012 Suppliers’ Awards Ceremony" was held in Sanya, Hainan. Dürr was presented the award of "Best Supplier" because of its great support to Shanghai General Motors in 2012 – specially of the contribution on SGM DYIII. This 60 JPH project is a short and unbelievable tough job, however, with good team working and knowledge knowhow Dürr managed in finishing the job successfully.

Top 50 Excellent Suppliers

Dürr China was awarded with the “Top 50 Excellent Suppliers” award by AI Automobile Industry China on the China Automobile Industry Ceremony 2013. The award has been given to companies that provide advanced products to help customers in improving their production efficiency and reducing costs in an environment friendly way. 

Peugeot Citroën Industrial Equipment Performance Award

Peugeot Citroën awarded Dürr with the „Industrial Equipment Performance Award“ for the EcoDryScrubber paint booth system on June 19th, 2013, at a gala in Paris. The innovative system for dry separation of paint overspray is being used at the Peugeot plant in Sochaux. „Peugeot Sochaux takes a holistic view of the reliability of the paint booth. This is what the EcoDryScrubber stands for. It not only offers energy savings but also high availability, ease of use and maintenace, and low operating costs,“ emphasizes Cristophe Gruat, paint department manager at Peugeot.

FIAT Supplier Award

The Fiat Chrysler Group awarded CPM S.p.A., an Italian subsidiary of Dürr, as “Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year”. Together with Fiat Chrysler CPM developed an innovative solution for the marriage of body & powertrain "Flex Decking”. CPM received this price at the convention “Supplier Qualitas 2013” in Torino Italy, for the excellent quality of their work.

Energy Saving and High Efficiency Technical Award

Eco+Paintshop from Dürr was awarded for its excellent performance in efficiency while keeping the high quality in the paint process. On September 28th, 2013, Peter Li, Chief Representative of Dürr China (right), accepted the award in Shanghai from the magazine China Automobile & Parts.

"Nachhaltige Produktion" (Sustainable Production) Award 2013

At the IndustrialGreenTec fair at the Hannover Fair in 2013, the German magazine “Nachhaltige Produktion” (Sustainable Production) awarded Dürr with the first prize in the “Energy and Environmental Technology” category.

Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award 2013

Dürr won first place in the “Energy Efficiency” category of the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award with the further development of our ORC technology. The competition was inspired by the motto “Award-winning technology. Trend-setting products”. The Environmental Technology Award received a total of 117 applications. Half of these were for the “Energy Efficiency” category, for which Dürr entered the Eco+Energy CPS Suntec oven and was shortlisted.

VW Group Award Mexico

Dürr de México was honored to receive a "Volkswagen Group Award 2012" on Friday May 28th at the 11th annual award ceremony. This prestigious award celebrates global excellence, great collaboration, commitment and dedication during the past year with their North American suppliers. Dürr was one of the 18 companies who received the award in 2012.

Supplier of the Year of Faty Foshan

Over a period of less than 18 months Dürr has designed, fabricated, installed and commissioned. The combined output capacity is over 1,600,000 bumper sets per year. FATY, a joint venture between FAW (First Automotive Works), China and Tong Yang, Taiwan held it’s “first painted part” celebration, in Foshan, Guandong Province in South China. The ceremony was attended by representatives from FAW VW, SVW, FAW, FATY, Tong Yang, Durr, ABB, BASF and PPG. It was during this ceremony that Durr was awarded the ‘Supplier of the Year 2012’ by FATY Foshan General Manager, Mr Zhang.

AI User Favorable Comment Award

The EcoDryScrubber from Dürr was awarded with the "AI User Favorable Comment Award" by the magazine "Automotive Industries" (AI). Mr. Reiner Schmid, President & CEO of Dürr China represent in the award receiving ceremony on April 26th, and gave a presentation. EcoDryScrubber from Dürr fully displays the philosophy "high efficiency, cost saving, creating value", stood out from all the products participating after a series of processes, like customer evaluating, voting online, telephone-poll, final selection.

BMW Supplier Innovation Award

Dürr received the award in the “Sustainability” category for its innovative paint booth system EcoDryScrubber. At the plant of BMW in Regensburg, 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.”