Producing, assembling, and calibrating at sites throughout the world is one of Endress+Hauser’s central business strategies. “We want to move our production as close as possible to our customers,” said Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, during the inauguration ceremony for two new buildings in Greenwood, IN. “Being close allows us to respond quickly to the special needs and requirements of market and customers.”
One important factor for this concept to work is globally uniform quality standards. “Here in the U.S. we manufacture at the highest level,” said Hans-Peter Blaser, managing director of the flow engineering plant in Greenwood. An extension to the new building occupied only five years ago has created nearly 85,000 sq ft of additional space. “This gives us the chance to increase capacity and to produce additional lines of instruments locally.” The systems for calibrating flow meters, unique on the continent, have now grown to include the latest technology for gas calibration.
The plant for level and pressure engineering moves into a new building with more than 105,000 sq ft of ground area directly next door. “After years of strong growth, this will make us fit for the future,” says managing director John Schnake. 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 US sales organization.
Over the past years Endress+Hauser has strongly grown its market share in the U.S. Todd Lucey, managing director of the U.S. sales center, believes that one of the keys to this success is owed to this expanded local manufacturing capability. “More than 80 percent of the measurement instruments we deliver in the USA today are now made in the USA. And we will continue to grow this share into the future,” he said. “We are a proud American company – with strong Swiss roots.”
Endress+Hauser has had its own sales center in the U.S. since 1970. For more than two decades, the company has also manufactured there – for the U.S. market, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Flow, pressure, and temperature measurement devices are produced in Greenwood, IN, where the U.S. sales center also is headquartered.
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