Endress+Hauser opens new flowmeter facility in France
Endress+Hauser has announced it is expanding its production capabilities in Cernay, France, in order to meet the growing demand for flow instrumentation. The company manufactures flowmeters in Cernay for delivery to customers around the world.
“Cernay is one of the Group’s fastest growing locations and has already been expanded nine times since it went into operation in 1991,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, at the dedication ceremony of the new production and office building.
The additional 10,000 m2 of space will be used primarily for the manufacture of electromagnetic flowmeters. The location’s expertise includes the lining of the measuring tubes of the instruments, an important manufacturing step for their quality. The extension building also features space for offices, meeting rooms, a company restaurant and a customer area for factory acceptance tests. The location currently has 430 employees. Construction began in January 2019 and was completed in April 2020.
“Here in Cernay we produce with the highest quality standards, like at all of our locations around the world. For this reason, it’s important for us to offer our employees a work environment that meets their needs,” said Thierry Weissgerber, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Flow in Cernay. Large bay windows provide natural light. Break and relaxation areas featuring sofas and kitchenettes were also integrated into the production building. A double-skin facade dampens the noise from the production systems. Circulation aisles enable delivery of the material close to the production lines and save space.
As well as electromagnetic flowmeters, Cernay manufactures ultrasound and vortex meters. The new building was designed chiefly for the manufacture of the Progmag H and Dosimag H instruments, which are used primarily in the food and life sciences industries.
The company made numerous investments and carried out a wide range of projects in order to reduce energy consumption at the location, including an energy-recovery system that stores the heat from the compressors in the winter in the boiler rooms to prevent it from being wasted. The building’s construction complies with the latest RT 2020 standard and thus meets high specifications for thermal insulation. Certification in accordance with ISO 50001 is also in progress.
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