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Dürr Upgrades Test Center for Painting Technology in Bietigheim-Bissingen for Automotive Industry

August 1, 2013

Dürr is spending almost €10 million on further expanding its test center for painting technology in Bietigheim-Bissingen. The company has also invested in a third facility for robot assembly.

"We are receiving more and more requests for painting trials. We have extended the Test Center to meet this demand. The new production facility means that we have now expanded our total robot assembly operations on the Bietigheim site by 6,600 m² to 17,900 m². This represents an improvement in our operational workflows because we can dispense with the premises in the locality which we had rented because of the high demand in the last few years," said  Hans Schumacher, head of the application technology division (robot and application technology).

Customers from the automotive industry can test and optimize their painting processes under realistic conditions before going into mass production. 13 different painting processes can be carried out in the modern booth - tailored to customers' requirements.

Robot assembly systems were installed and commissioned in the new production facility in the last few weeks. Areas have also been created for logistics and quality assurance operations. The new building is connected to the existing assembly facilities via a corridor.