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Dürr is building a fully automatic paint shop for the Byton in China

The Chinese manufacturer Future Mobility Corporation (FMC) has commissioned machine and plant manufacturer Dürr to build a paint shop for its Byton electric car brand.

04 Jul. 2018
Dürr is building a fully automatic paint shop for the Byton in China (Photo: Dürr Systems AG)

With the planned start of production in October 2019, 150,000 highly automated e-vehicles of the FMC brand Byton are to be painted per year in the eastern Chinese metropolis of Nanjing. The paint application will be done automatically with robots . EcoInCure technology will be used for the drying process, whereby all body parts are evenly heated . This is important for vehicles that combine materials such as steel, aluminum, and composites. Dürr also just announced last spring a highly automated paint shop for BMW in San Luis Potosí, Mexico .

With the construction of this plant, Dürr AG is expanding its activities in China , where it already has a solid foothold in environmental technology. In 2017, 34% of orders in this sector came from China. To strengthen its offer, the company recently acquired the industrial environmental technology company of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises . Completion of the transaction is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.