The Endress + Hauser Group are mourning their founder, Dr Georg H Endress. The entrepreneur died on 14 December 2008 after a brief illness, a few weeks before his 85th birthday, surrounded by his family in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Employees of the family-owned Group around the world reacted with sorrow at the news. Their sympathies were conveyed to his wife, Alice Endress-Vogt and the couple’s large family.
The core of Georg H Endress life’s work is the establishment of the Endress + Hauser Group. From small beginnings, the Group developed into an international company for industrial measurement and automation engineering with over 8,300 employees worldwide.
Georg H Endress leaves behind a well-ordered legacy. He had withdrawn from business operations back in 1995, handing over the leadership of the company group to his second son, Klaus Endress.
The family had established a Supervisory Board who will oversee that management will carry on Georg H. Endress' work as an entrepreneur. Of his eight children, five are directly involved in the management of various aspects of the business. Due to their commitment and the corporate structure they have put in place, the sad passing of Dr Endress will have no impact on the ongoing service and distribution of Endress + Hauser product in Australia.