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Energy Commissioner Oettinger visits Dürr

Bietigheim-Bissingen, May 4, 2012 – EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger informed himself about energy-efficient production systems during a tour of the Dürr Technology Center in Bietigheim-Bissingen on Friday. The machinery and plant engineering group’s CEO, Ralf W. Dieter, showed the guest from Brussels the micro gas turbine technology and the Organic Rankine Cycle process, which uses waste heat to generate electricity. Dieter also presented energy and material-saving technologies for automobile painting as well as new developments for heat storage, heat transfer, and heat and cold conversion.

Ralf Dieter commented: “Dürr is actively shaping the trend towards energy-efficient production processes, and is thus contributing towards the change in energy policy. Our customers are focusing more and more on economical processes in order to cut costs and manufacture sustainably.”

Expanding the energy efficiency activities is a core element of Dürr’s corporate strategy. Last year the group set up the new Clean Technology Systems division to push this business. Sales revenues of over € 200 million are targeted by the year 2015; this is also to be supported by technology and company acquisitions.

Oettinger’s visit was in connection with the Dürr Open House 2012. At this in-house exhibition, running until May 11, Dürr is informing customers from the automobile industry and other sectors about latest innovations.