Endress+Hauser Expands in Indiana
Endress+Hauser Group, the Switzerland-based instrumentation company, in September unveiled the most recent expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Greenwood, Ind.
Some 85,000 sq. ft. of space was added to the flow engineering plant, which manufactures and calibrates electromagnetic, coriolis, vortex, ultrasonic and thermal mass measurement devices. The systems for calibrating flowmeters, unique on the continent, have now grown to include the latest technology for gas calibration.
Directly next door, the plant for level and pressure engineering moves into a new building with more than 105,000 sq. ft. "After years of strong growth, this will make us fit for the future," says John Schnake, general manager of the automation instrumentation group. 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.
Over the past few years, Endress+Hauser has strongly grown its market share in the U.S. Todd Lucey, general manager of the U.S. sales center, believes that one of the keys to this success is the expanded local manufacturing capability. "More than 80 percent of the measurement instruments we deliver in the USA today are made in the USA. And we will continue to grow this share into the future," he said.
"We want to move our production as close as possible to our customers," stressed Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group – who also announced he is turning over management of the U.S. operations to Matthias Altendorf, who formerly ran E+H's German operations.
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