Dürr und BMW receive SURCAR Award

Dürr and BMW received the SURCAR awards for technique

Bietigheim-Bissingen, July 25, 2017 – At Surcar 2017 in Cannes, Dürr and BMW received the award for technique for their concept of a smart paint shop. The jury at the world’s leading biennial congress on automotive body finishing traditionally selects the winners for three awards. This year Dürr and BMW convinced the jury with their joint presentation on how to increase production efficiency by digitization.

The international congress is held every other year in Cannes and brings together an international audience of decision-makers and experts in automotive body painting from over 25 countries.

Dr. Hans Schumacher, Board Spokesman of Dürr Systems AG and Hermann Stoegmeier, Vice President Technology Surface at the BMW Group together presented a concept to combine the data from the car manufacturer and the supplier to analyze the processes in paint shops.

The aim is to avoid redundancy in data collection and data analytics through an efficient use of existing software to fulfill joint targets regarding the increase of production uptime, process quality and overall equipment efficiency (OEE).

Therefore BMW and Dürr combine the latest IT technology with their know-how in production processes and equipment technology. With a permanent condition monitoring, the processes in a plant can be analyzed from the total view to the paint shop to single robot cells and even to each individual robot.

The Surcar award jury is composed of all members of the technical board. Their task is to select the presentations, which stand out according to innovation, content and technical research criteria in their own area of expertise.