The world’s largest test center for painting technology of company Duerr, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany has been upgraded, and a third facility for robot assembly added. The company is spending almost 10 m euros on further expanding its facilities.
State-of-the-art technology has been installed in the Paint Test Center. 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 addition, robot assembly systems were installed and commissioned in the new production facility in the last few weeks.
In 2012 the company shipped 1,350 robots (2011: 1,090). A total of 1,862 employees work at the company headquarters, 749 of them in the Application Technology division.