27. May 2016
The new facility in Michigan will be dedicated June 17
The Dürr Group has consolidated all of its Michigan based business from three locations — Plymouth, Auburn Hills and Wixom — into one engineering, research and equipment testing center in Southfield. The company will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting June 17.
The new facility was selected due to its location and architectural uniqueness; however, it requires major renovations and modification that cost over $40 million. The resulting campus will enable increased collaboration, communication and creativity, benefiting employees and customers alike.
“It’s very centrally located and very convenient,” said Dave Meynell, chairman of Durr. “The city and the local community have helped us; we’ve been to several town hall meetings, and everybody was very helpful in pushing things through.”
The project included renovating the lobby and office space, restrooms and updates to the existing courtyard. A 99,507-square-foot addition was constructed south of the existing building footprint that includes a test center, training center and validation center.
The relocation of the Dürr Group North American headquarters brings approximately 485 new jobs to the city of Southfield.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Products, systems and services offered by Durr enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Business with automobile manufacturers and their suppliers accounts for approximately 65 percent of Durr’s sales.