Swiss measurement engineering and process automation specialist Endress Hauser has invested 40 million dollars in plant expansion to help serve its customers in North and South America with more US-sourced products. The company is expanding its plants for flow, level and pressure measurement manufacturing.
Producing, assembling and calibrating at sites throughout the world are part of Endress+Hauser’s central business strategies.
Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group said during the inauguration ceremony for two new buildings in Greenwood, Indiana that they want to move their production as close as possible to their customers, allowing them to respond quickly to the special needs and requirements of the market and customers. One important factor for this concept to work is globally uniform quality standards.
According to Hans-Peter Blaser, Managing Director of the flow engineering plant in Greenwood, the extension to the new building occupied only five years ago has created nearly 85,000 square feet of additional space, giving them the chance to increase capacity and produce additional lines of instruments locally.
The plant for level and pressure engineering moves into a new building with more than 105,000 square feet of ground area directly next door. The additional production areas will increase the scope of production and allow more products to be delivered directly from the Greenwood plant. The vacated space will allow for a new visitor and training centre for the US sales organisation.
Over the past years Endress+Hauser has strongly grown its market share in the United States. Todd Lucey, Managing Director of the US sales centre attributes this success to the expanded local manufacturing capability. More than 80% of the measurement instruments delivered in the USA today are now made in the USA.
Flow, pressure and temperature measurement devices are produced in Greenwood, Indiana, where the US sales centre is headquartered. Endress+Hauser manufactures sensors for liquid analysis in Anaheim, California, while the subsidiary Spectra Sensors in Houston, Texas, specialising in gas analysis, operates a plant in Rancho Cucamonga, California.