Endress+Hauser has invested more than $40 million in expanding its plants for flow, level and pressure measurement manufacturing.
“We want to move our production as close as possible to our customers,” said Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, during the inauguration ceremony for two new buildings in Greenwood, Ind. “Being close allows us to respond quickly to the special needs and requirements of market and customers.”
One important factor for this concept to work is globally uniform quality standards.
“Here in the U.S. we manufacture at the highest level,” said Hans-Peter Blaser, managing director of the flow engineering plant in Greenwood. “This gives us the chance to increase capacity and to produce additional lines of instruments locally.” An extension to the new building occupied only five years ago has created nearly 85,000 sq ft of additional space. The systems for calibrating flowmeters, unique on the continent, have now grown to include the latest technology for gas calibration.
The plant for level and pressure engineering moves into a new building with more than 105,000 sq ft of ground area directly next door.
"After years of strong growth, this will make us fit for the future,” said managing director John Schnake. The additional production areas will increase the scope of production and allow more products to be delivered directly from the Greenwood plant. The vacated facilities space will allow for a new visitor and training center for the U.S. sales organization.