Dürr opens new US campus
Southfield, July 2016 – Dürr has opened a modern campus site in the United States for more than 500 employees. The conveniently situated office and technology complex in Southfield/Michigan combines activities which the mechanical and plant engineering firm had previously carried out at three different locations in the Detroit area. The volume of investment amounts to almost € 40 million. Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, said during the opening event: "This investment is a clear commitment to the North American market. From Southfield we can support our customers even more effectively and exploit the growing potential of the US market."
Apart from painting and final assembly technology, Southfield also accommodates facilities for cleaning and exhaust-air purification technology as well as the balancing technology business for the automotive industry. These activities were previously housed in Plymouth, Wixom and Auburn Hills.
The Southfield campus comprises 11,700 square meters of modern offices. It also includes a 9,300-square-meter validation, test and training center. This is used for product development as well as for production tests and training for customers.
The US campus in Southfield houses a test and training center with an area of more than 9,000 square meters. Here plant operators can learn how to use Dürr technologies. In addition, it gives customers the opportunity to test and optimize new production processes prior to starting large-scale production.
"The campus provides our employees with the ideal communication platform and ensures even more efficient cooperation, for example in engineering, service, sales and project execution. This is a key factor, especially for large system contracts. Our test and training center comes complete with Dürr’s latest high-tech equipment, offering customers the perfect environment to run training and tests", explains Bruno Welsch, Head of US company Dürr Systems Inc.
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