Endress+Hauser expands temperature and system product plant
Endress+Hauser has invested more than €10.4 million in a new, state-of-the-art production facility at its location in Nesselwang, Germany. The 4800 m2 building contains new production and office space, in addition to technology and common rooms. With the expansion, the Endress+Hauser Group is making further investments in sustainable growth.
The expansion was driven by the growing demand for innovative temperature technology and system products, as well as the introduction of new product lines.
“We are constantly investing in our centres of competence in order to develop persuasive solutions for our customers and to increase production efficiency,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, during the dedication ceremony, which was held on 26 October 2018 in the presence of representatives from politics and business as well as employees.
In many processes, temperature is a measurement parameter with a major influence on product quality. “We will continue to expand and round out our temperature and system product portfolio so that we can be in a position to optimally serve our customers in the future as well,” said Harald Hertweck, Managing Director of the Endress+Hauser centre of competence for temperature measurement technology. “To do that, we need additional space for research and development, production, logistics and quality assurance, which this new building provides.”
The new building is an eye-catcher with an impressive, intelligent architecture featuring a sloping facade that offers protection against the sun, plus glass fronts that let in an abundance of light. The new building also includes a sustainable energy concept, including a photovoltaic system installed on the roof that provides enough electricity to completely power the basic production load. E-bike charging stations further underscore the emphasis on sustainability.
While the building was being constructed, the production and and logistics processes were also optimised and structured in accordance with Lean Principles and the One Piece Flow approach. This structure enables the centre of competence to increase the individual responsibility of the employees, add more flexibility to the production process and optimally utilise the capacity of the machines and operational resources.
Endress+Hauser Wetzer, the Group’s centre of competence for temperature measurement technology and system products, operates five additional production facilities in Pessano (Italy), Greenwood, Indiana (US), Suzhou (China), Aurangabad (India) and Benoni (South Africa). The company received several awards this year for the iTHERM TrustSens, the world’s first self-calibrating thermometer. In addition to awards in France (Mesures, CFIA) and the Czech Republic (Zlatý Amper), Endress+Hauser was also the recipient of the Hermes Award, a renowned industry prize, in addition to the AMA Innovation Award at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
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