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Endress+Hauser Conducta Takes Over STIP, Liquid Analysis Company

July 202005
Endress+Hauser Conducta Takes Over STIP, Liquid Analysis Company
Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co.KG (Gerlingen) takes over STIP GmbH (Groß-Umstadt) as of February 22 2005. This completes the product range of the company specialised in liquid analysis for the environmental and process industry in an ideal fashion. STIP products are predominantly used in water and waste water treatment. The takeover fully corresponds to the Endress+Hauser strategy of providing customers with a comprehensive program from one source and adapting fast to the needs of the market.

STIP develops, produces and maintains analysers for the environmental industry. These instruments measure the quality of water and waste water and help, for example, to operate municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants in an economically efficient and environment-compatible manner. The product range includes online process analysers for TOC-UV and high temperature, COD, BOD and toxicity as well as a multiparameter probe for turbidity, SAC, COD, sludge volume and sludge index.

STIP previously belonged to the American Teledyne ISCO group. The company operates predominantly in Germany, Great Britain, USA, China, Spain and Eastern Europe. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The company will be carried on as a profit centre by Endress+Hauser Conducta for the time being. The Groß-Umstadt site as well as about 50 jobs will continue. In the medium term, STIP products are supposed to be integrated in view of a uniform operating philosophy and a common Endress+Hauser product design.

Endress+Hauser Conducta, part of the world-wide operating Endress+Hauser group, employed a staff of more than 400 around the globe at the end of 2004. The head office is in Gerlingen near Stuttgart; important production sites are in Waldheim (Sachsen) and Anaheim (California, USA). Led by General Manager, Dr. Wolfgang Babel, the company has significantly strengthened its market position through numerous future-oriented product innovations as well as several targeted acquisitions in recent years.

The Endress+Hauser Group
The Endress+Hauser Group is a global leader in the provision of measurement instrumentation and automation solutions for industrial process engineering. The company is a Swiss family business and consists of a network of legally independent companies, managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. The group comprises 72 companies in 37 countries, which operate 19 production centres in Switzerland, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, China, Japan, India and the USA. At the end of 2003, Endress+Hauser employed 6,077 people, generating €734.8 million in turnover and a profit of €36.2 million. The company's growth is due to a culture of innovation - in 2003, Endress+Hauser took out a patent for 157 innovations.

With a wide range of sensors, instruments, systems and services, Endress+Hauser covers the areas of level, flow, pressure, temperature, analysis and recording. The range also includes the connection of field instruments to process control systems using fieldbusses, as well as automation and logistic solutions. The products manufactured by Endress+Hauser set the standard in reliability, availability, quality and technology. Customers come primarily from the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, water & wastewater, paper, energy and oil & gas sectors. They optimise their process engineering procedures with support from Endress+Hauser while taking into consideration environmental protection, safety and economic efficiency.

Endress+Hauser was founded in 1953 by Georg H. Endress and Ludwig Hauser. Since 1975, the Endress family has had sole ownership of the group. In 1995, Klaus Endress took over the management of the group from his father. During the 50 years since its foundation, the company has developed organically from being 'specialists in level measurement' to 'providers of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation'. As well as adding innovative products and services to extend the range, new markets have been continually opened up. Competent employees and partners guarantee sales and quality service in every country.

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