Indiana Automotive Fasteners Continues Relationship with Dürr Systems, Inc.

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Indiana Automotive Fasteners Continues Relationship with Dürr Systems, Inc.


The first Ecopure® RL installed at the Indiana Automotive Fasteners’ site in production

Extraordinary Confidence in the Ecopure® Rotary Valve Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RL) is Key Reason for Purchase of Second System

Southfield, Michigan, June 23, 2017 – Dürr Systems, Inc. Clean Technology Systems Division proudly announces the award of an order for one Dürr Ecopure® RL from Indiana Automotive Fasteners in Greenfield, Indiana. This is the second Ecopure® RL to be installed at the site.

Due to its unique rotary valve, the first Ecopure® RL that was installed has allowed Indiana Automotive Fasteners’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week process to sustain constant production due to the low maintenance and highest uptime reliability. Furthermore, the distinctive electric drive system that indexes Dürr’s single rotary valve replaces the need for the hydraulics or pneumatics commonly seen in conventional regenerative thermal oxidizer systems. The electric drive system especially demonstrates its value when temperatures fall below freezing during the Indiana winter. According to Chris Hart, General Manager at the Greenfield facility, “the preventive maintenance is very simple. This has not only helped with cost in parts, but labor as well.”

“With the continued growth of our customer base, IAF has had continued growth as well,” says Hart. “During the years IAF has partnered with Dürr, we have had very much success with very little down time. Dürr has been very responsive, and in a timely manner. All of Dürr’s team members are very knowledgeable and able to help IAF through the few hiccups that we have incurred with this unit.” Hart expanded, “as all of us know, uptime is most important. Dürr’s RL has done just that, and at a competitive cost.” 

With this second system on track to be installed in August of 2017, Dürr’s engineering and operations team have been working diligently to meet the quickly approaching installation schedule. The successful completion of this second project with Indiana Automotive Fasteners will further illustrate the partnership cultivated over the past seven years between the two companies. Dürr’s motto is a customer for life, and that is exactly the goal they are forging with Indiana Automotive Fasteners.  

Indiana Automotive Fasteners is part of the Japanese Aoyama Seisakusho Group, a global specialist in fasteners – nuts, bolts, and screws – for both Japanese and local automobile manufacturers. The recent expansion of their production required additional emission control. As the largest RTO supplier in the world, Dürr has the engineering expertise to provide the engineered solution that the customer requires.

About Dürr USA
The Dürr Group has been established in the United States since 1970 and currently employs around 800 people. From the new Campus with a state-of-art validation, testing and training center in Southfield, MI, Dürr USA represents four of the five divisions. Paint and Final Assembly Systems offers equipment for painting and assembly processes, while Application Technology provides paint application systems. Dürr’s Clean Technology Systems is the global leader in air pollution abatement and energy efficient technologies. Dürr subsidiary Schenck Trebel Corporation, based in Deer Park, New York, offers Balancing Machines, Vibration and Condition Monitoring systems and services, for general industry. The customers of Dürr USA include automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers as well as their suppliers, and a diverse group of other industries. HOMAG Machinery North America operates the production facilities for HOMAG Group in Grand Rapids, MI, which is also the base for sales and service company Stiles Machinery Inc.

The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with outstanding automation expertise. Products, systems and services offered by the Group enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Dürr supplies sectors like the automotive industry, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and the woodworking industry. The company has 86 business locations in 28 countries. The Group generated sales of € 3.57 billion in 2016. Dürr has around 14,400 employees and 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
• Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment as well as assembly, testing and filling technology
• Clean Technology Systems: exhaust-air purification systems and energy efficiency technology
• Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry


Media Contact:
Colleen O’Brien
Dürr Systems Inc.
Clean Technology Systems
Phone +1 248 450-2311
Email mailto:Colleen.O’Brien(at)

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