Dürr Group subsidiary Verind takes over service company in Brazil
São Paulo, August 2016 – Highest performance and availability are key requirements for automated paint application and robot technology in the car manufacturing industry. To assure the long-term quality in service, the Dürr subsidiary Verind has now acquired 100% of GT Assistência. This Brazil based company provides a wide range of services for Verind customers in South America.
GT Assistência was established in 2009 with the objective of providing a service exclusively dedicated to the automotive sector. Up to now the company has operated independently on the market and has been the preferred business partner of Verind. With the acquisition the focus will lay on Verind customers in South America, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
“Our targets are to improve production efficiency, to guarantee a quick response to customer needs, as well as to provide preventive maintenance to avoid failure and production losses, and to reduce costs at customer sites”, explains Dr. Hans Schumacher, President and CEO of Dürr’s Application Technology division. Through this corporate takeover “we will be in condition to strengthen our service activities”.
The highly skilled technicians of GT Assistência have many years of experience in painting and robot machinery. The tasks at the customers’ sites will be installations, robot teaching, commissioning, technical assistance, maintenance, spare parts control and all the others activities related to automated paint application.
Since this acquisition nearly 70 employees have been working in the field of paint application technology for Dürr in Brazil. Verind is a subsidiary of Dürr’s Application Technology division. It currently employs around 60 people and operates in paint application technology responsible for FCA business in Italy and worldwide.