Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, states: “The two orders from BMW in Shenyang reinforce our position as market leader in China. The technological equipment of the paint shops on order fulfills two criteria, which are becoming increasingly important for our customers: sustainability and flexibility in production.”
BMW has been operating a Dürr paint shop in Shenyang-Dadong since 2016, and its capacity is now being increased. In Shenyang-Tiexi, where BMW has been using Dürr technology for its paint application since 2013, Dürr is building another paint shop in a new production facility. In addition, BMW is already planning a second extension phase and has agreed this future work with Dürr.
In these three plants, Dürr will install a total of 165 painting robots and 90 sealing robots for seam sealing. BMW is deploying sustainable technology: the eco-friendly EcoDryScrubber (China) and EcoDry X (Hungary) systems will be used for the separation of excess paint, also known as overspray. This reduces energy consumption in the paint booths by 60% as less fresh air needs to be treated.