Dürr Named Core Supplier of Groupe PSA

With its multiple automotive brands — Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in Great Britain — Groupe PSA has been a major customer of Durr’s for more than 20 years.

International automotive manufacturer Groupe PSA chose the Dürr Group in Southfield, Michigan as a primary supplier in its global network. The core supplier status was announced during a management meeting between the two companies at Dürr’s headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

With its multiple automotive brands — Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in Great Britain — Groupe PSA has been a major customer for more than 20 years. Dürr implemented numerous projects for Groupe PSA, among them innovative solutions like the integration of Dürr’s energy efficient EcoDryScrubber dry separation system at the Sochaux plant in Eastern France.

Among current projects discussed at the meeting in Bietigheim were the new final assembly shop at Sevel Nord, France and the new paint shop in Kenitra, Morocco. PSA particularly appreciated the skills and assets illustrated by Dürr in the ongoing projects. These collaborations were part of the motivation to appoint Dürr a core supplier to PSA. Other motivators include Dürr’s innovative 7-axis robot and the development of an overspray-free paint application which contributes to a more efficient and smart production process. The company’s healthy and stable financial situation was also regarded as a major factor in establishing the long-term partnership. Finally, Dürr’s expertise in safely executing projects throughout the world was cites as an important key competence. Dürr is now one of fewer than ten core suppliers to PSA for capital expenditures.

“We are happy about the new status as core supplier, and both the appreciation and the challenge for our future cooperation that comes along with it”, says Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG. Bernhard Schmitt, Managing Director of Dürr in France, also sees positive signs for future collaboration: “This is a great motivation for the whole Dürr team to intensify our partnership with Groupe PSA and to get started with our next projects.”