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ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 135,000 people globally.
ABB Paint Process Automation, a division of ABB Group, holds a strong global footprint, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA for North America. ABB is a paint leader in North America, boasting 542,000 sqft of engineering and manufacturing, a paint lab and training center. As a leader in Paint Process Automation, ABB has successfully installed over 2,300 paint and sealer lines globally with a team of 500 driven and innovative employees.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to 6.4 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel-adhesives.com/automotive
The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitization/Industry 4.0. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and woodworking industries. The Group generated sales of € 3.71 billion in 2017. In October 2018, Dürr acquired the industrial environmental technology business of US-based company Babcock & Wilcox, comprising the MEGTEC and Universal brands. Since then, the company has over 16,000 employees and 108 business locations in 32 countries. The Group operates in the market with five divisions:
—Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops and final assembly systems for the automotive industry
—Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
—Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control systems and noise abatement systems
—Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
—Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
In alliance with Taikisha Ltd.
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Geico is a global supplier of turnkey coating systems for leading car manufacturers all around the world. Its origins go back to the Italian division of Carrier Drysys, founded in 1905. Bought out by Giuseppe Neri in 1976, it has been called Geico Spa since.
Originally the exclusive property of the Gecofin Group, it was later jointly owned with other multinationals, including first Haden and then the Fiat-Comau Group. In 2005 Ali Reza Arabnia, the son-in-law of founder Giuseppe Neri, took Geico over from the Fiat Group, becoming its Chairman and Managing Director.
In 2011, Geico signed an alliance with the Japanese Taikisha, asserting its leadership in car coating systems in all national markets, with the exception of Japan and Korea, where the Japanese partner remains the leader. Today the Geico Taikisha Group is a global market leader, with a 2 billion dollar turnover, 5,000 employees and 43 offices in 20 countries all over the world and 6 manufacturing units. It counts among its clients the leading international car manufacturing companies.
Geico, with its great industrial tradition, has always carried out a policy of constant research, development and innovation, which has allowed it to provide its clients with the best, most competitive, and environmentally-friendly technology solutions.
A strong ethical sense informs the behaviour, both internal and external, of the company. Loyalty, Honesty, Consistency, Determination and Passion are the values that have always inspired Geico and have allowed the company to meet the key expectations of clients in the respect of people, communities and the environment.
A subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, FANUC Europe Corporation is headquartered in Echternach, Luxembourg. From this central location it provides a full range of services to its 20 European subsidiaries, including European Sales and Service, Product Support, Supply Chain, Parts and Repairs, as well as Marketing, Human Resources, IT and Administrative Support.
Founded in 2012, FANUC Europe Corporation employs approximately 220 staff members in Echternach and a further 1300 across Europe.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS
NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS
Leading expert for the automotive industry with engineered materials and application systems for bonding, coating, sealing and damping:
We are a company which is fully dedicated to the international transportation industry. We have been a member of the worldwide active EMS Group since 1985. Under the name EFTEC, we are the leading international supplier for adhesives, sealants, coatings and application equipment for the automotive industry. Custom-designed products, high-quality and excellent service have helped us develop this market position. Our claim to be an innovative expert to the automotive industry requires a constant search for new and innovative ideas and their implementation. This applies from the formulation, functioning and application of our products, their environmental compatibility during manufacturing and use right up to their recycling.
Our headquarters are located at Romanshorn in Eastern Switzerland. In order to serve customers flexibly, we have production facilities in Switzerland, UK, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, China and India. Our presence in Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, Iran, South Africa, Italy, France, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Columbia, Venezuela, Argentina and Turkey is based on partnerships with leading companies in our field who operate in these territories or with own sales offices.
Helmut Fischer is a global market leader in high-precision measurement technology. For the past 66 years, the company has developed and produced instruments for coating thickness measurement, material analysis and material testing, that you used worldwide since decades in all the automotive paint shop Fischer’s promise of “Measuring Made Easy” expresses its commitment to customer friendliness. Robust devices, intuitive user interfaces and excellent service – these are the hallmarks of the Fischer Group, with 22 subsidiaries and over 50 agencies worldwide.