Dürr Receives Largest Order in its History from Toyota

In addition to its EcoReflect paint application quality control system, Dürr is supplying a new paint shop at Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant with large paint booths and small booths/work decks, ovens, and the Ecopure RL exhaust-air purification system. 

Dürr has announced that it will build a new high-tech paint shop at the Toyota Motor Co. plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. In addition to its EcoReflect paint application quality control system, Dürr says it is supplying large paint booths and small booths/work decks, ovens, and the Ecopure RL, one of the company’s most advanced exhaust-air purification systems. 

Dürr has had a relationship with Toyota in North America for more than 20 years and in 2016 was awarded an order for construction of a paint shop at a plant in Tijuana, Mexico. That plant started production of the Tacoma pickup truck at the beginning of this year. 

“The order in Georgetown, which was received in June, reflects the growing and solid relationship between Dürr and Toyota,” says Bruno Welsch, CEO and president of Dürr Systems. “We are proud to be part of providing Toyota with our state-of-the-art systems and technologies.”

One of those technologies is the EcoReflect system, a light tunnel for focused paint application quality control. The company says it is an ergonomically optimized solution, and the light tunnel’s arched design ensures homogeneous illumination and minimal glare. Dürr says this allows for continuous detection of irregularities in paint application with maximum accuracy, and the use of LED technology guarantees low energy costs and minimizes maintenance time.

The Toyota facility also will be equipped with two large wet topcoat booths and several small booths, as well as three Ecopure RL advanced exhaust-air purification systems capable of destruction efficiencies greater than 99 percent along with low operating utility costs and exceptional uptime, Dürr says. The single-rotary-valve system is designed to reduce future maintenance time and costs, and offers the smallest footprint in the industry, saving valuable plant space, the company says.