Dürr Group increases its production and IT capacities in India
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Darmstadt, March 14, 2023 — Schenck RoTec, a German mechanical engineering company within the Dürr Group, has extended its business location in Noida near Delhi, India. The new building complex hosts a production area to expand Schenck’s balancing business, as well as offices to strengthen the global IT capacity of the Dürr Group. The investment volume amounts to €5.5 million.
In his address at the opening ceremony with around 350 guests and employees, Dietmar Heinrich, CFO of Dürr AG, emphasized: “We see tremendous growth potential in India. In the years to come, India will play an even more important role for the Dürr Group than is already the case today.”
Schenck RoTec can look back on a long history in India. The company has been developing and manufacturing balancing machines at this location for the local market since 1986. Since 2020, Schenck India also operates as a center of competence for tire and wheel assembly machines to additionally serve the global market. An IT area including a software development center is also based at this site. To date, around 225 employees have been working on 12,500 m2 (134,548 ft2) in Noida. The extension now makes it possible to hire additional IT specialists and increase the production capacity of the Tire & Wheel business.
The new building complex is 200 meters (656 feet) away from the existing site. 3,900 m2 (35,521 ft2) of the total surface of approximately 5,600 m2 (60,278 ft2) are dedicated to Tire & Wheel manufacturing. “Schenk India is a key pillar of our international business, boasting experienced, highly motivated employees. I’m convinced that the new production hall is a major milestone on our path toward further global growth”, stresses Jörg Brunke, CEO of the Measuring and Process Systems Division of the Dürr Group, of which Schenck RoTec is part.
The remaining approximately 1,700 mm2 (24,756 ftm2) of the new building provide space for the IT area and the software development center with around 80 employees. The department is expected to grow to a total of 100 employees by the end of this year. The modern premises are designed for cooperative and creative collaboration. The development of IT competence is part of the digitalization strategy of the Dürr Group.
About the Dürr Group
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation, digitalization and energy efficiency. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group primarily supplies the automotive industry, producers of furniture and timber houses as well as the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical devices and electrical engineering sectors. It generated sales of €4.3 billion in 2022. The company has about 18,500 employees and 123 business locations in 32 countries. The Dürr Group operates in the market with the brands Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG and with five divisions:
• Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing and filling technology for the automotive industry, assembly and test systems for medical devices
• Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
• Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, coating systems for battery electrodes and noise abatement systems
• Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment and diagnostic technology
• Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
SCHENCK USA CORP.
Contact: Tarek El-Sawaf