Issue: Sep 2010


Dürr Ecoclean expands its Filtration business in Europe



by Steve Barclay

Dürr Ecoclean successfully pushes the strategic expansion of its Filtration business. The company supplies GM’s new engine plant in Uzbekistan with central filtration systems including turnkey equipment

With the brand names „H. R. Black“ and „Henry Filters“ Dürr Ecoclean has been North Americas leading supplier for the conditioning and treatment of coolants and other industrial liquids for many years now. Based on this experience, Dürr Ecoclean has now started to develop the European Filtration markets. GM’s major order marks a milestone on this way. The project includes five central filtration systems for the cylinder-head and block production lines. The filter technology is based on media vac filters with pre-separators and automatic back flush filters. The filtration systems have a volume between 20 and 100 m³ and a screen size of 10 to 25 m².

Besides the Filtration systems and Assembly the scope of supply includes also the turnkey installations and hook-up of the machining centres. For this purpose Dürr Ecoclean is supported by the group company Dürr SYSTEMS which brings in the know-how for Assembly and Installation technology. The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of this year.

The Dürr Ecoclean Group is the leading supplier of solutions for industrial cleaning, automation and filtration. The company supplies the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as other industrial fields worldwide with innovative standard equipment, customized system solutions and services. Dürr Ecoclean belongs to the Dürr Group and has sites in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, USA, China and India.

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide. The Group achieved sales of € 1.1 billion with approximately 5,700 employees in 2009.


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