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Dürr wins large order from Chinese car manufacturer Chery

Bietigheim-Bissingen, September 3, 2010, - The Dürr Group is able to 
report continuing strong demand in China. The machinery and plant
manufacturer was able to secure a more than EUR 60 million order from the
Chinese car manufacturer Chery. Dürr will be building a new
environmental-friendly paint shop at Chery's Dalian location. The
environmental sustainability of the paint shop equipment was an important
criterion in the decision-making and order placement process, all the more
so considering that the plant is going to be built in a holiday region.
Chery is one of the largest Chinese car producers.

Chery's order is already the fifth major order from China since the
beginning of the year. In the first eight months of the year, the car
manufacturers Shanghai General Motors and Shanghai Volkswagen were amongst
those to order turnkey paint shops from Dürr. Dürr's customers in China not
only include joint ventures with Western OEMs, but also numerous Chinese
car manufacturers such as Chery, Changan, FAW Car Company and Yutong.

Ralf Dieter, CEO of Dürr AG, is expecting further order placements from
China during the coming months: 'Several new paint shops are currently
being planned by car manufacturers in China. We stand a good chance of
being successful and winning more orders. Due to our longstanding,
powerful presence in China, we are in a position to handle large projects
promptly and efficiently. This is a very important criterion for our
customers, since the rapid development of new production capacities is a
key success factor within the fast growing Chinese Market'.

Dürr is represented in China with over 700 employees. In the first six
months of 2010, the Chinese market accounted for more than a third of
incoming orders.
Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading
positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a
good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It
furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical
industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The
Dürr Group operates in the market with two divisions. The Paint and
Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology,
especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and
Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing
and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. Dürr has 48 business
locations in 21 countries worldwide. The Group achieved sales of EUR 1.1
billion with approximately 5,700 employees in 2009.

Dürr AG
Günter Dielmann/Mathias Christen
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone +49 7142 78-1785/-1381
Fax +49 7142 78-1716  
Email corpcom@durr.com 

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Language:     English
Company:      Dürr Aktiengesellschaft
              Carl-Benz-Str. 34
              74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Phone:        07142 78-1785
Fax:          07142 78-1716
E-mail:       investor.relations@durr.com
Internet:     www.durr.com
ISIN:         DE0005565204
WKN:          556520
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