Capital-IR-Award 2009: Dürr in first place in the SDAX
In this year's Capital-IR-Award Dürr AG was ranked in first place out of the 50 SDAX companies. It was the 13th year that the German business magazine Capital and the Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (DFVA), the German financial analysts and asset management association, rated the financial communication of major German and European companies. In the course of this high-profile contest some 400 fund managers and analysts were surveyed. Important criteria were for instance target group orientation, track records and transparency of the companies' Investor Relations activities. Dürr AG achieved the top rank in the SDAX for the first time with a score of 358 points. The average score for the EuroSTOXX 50 companies was 261 points. Dürr came 18th in the overall ranking of all the roughly 200 DAX, MDAX, SDAX, TecDAX and EuroSTOXX 50 companies covered.
The Dürr Group is a supplier of plant and equipment that commands leading global market positions in its areas of activity. Business with the automotive industry accounts for about 85% of its sales. Dürr also supplies innovative manufacturing and environmental technologies for the aircraft, mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The Dürr Group operates in the market through two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technologies, mainly for automotive body & chassis manufacturing. The equipment and systems supplied by the Measuring and Process Systems division are used, among other things, for engine and transmission production and for final vehicle assembly. Dürr is present in 45 locations in 20 countries around the world. The Group achieved sales of EUR 1.6 billion with approximately 6,100 employees in 2008.