Baumer Process Automation Div unites three groups

  • July 10, 2007
  • Baumer Ltd.
  • News
Frauenfeld / Switzerland, July 10, 2007. The Bourdon Haenni Group, taken over within the Baumer Process Automation Division in 2005, has been operating under the Baumer Company Group since April 2007. Thus, the company has been able to leverage group synergies with its custumers already benefiting from numerous advantages due to the extended range of products. The Process Automation Division is a manufacturer of mechanical and electronic measuring instruments with four locations in Europe and South America (France, Switzerland, Denmark and Venezuela) offering one-stop tailor-made solutions for pressure, temperature, level and conductivity measurement. For more than 150 years, companies of the food industry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology as well as the chemical and petrochemical industry and heating and air conditioning companies, have been profiting from this operating experience. The new corporate identity has been very well received at the Hannover tradeshow, where the Baumer Group presented itself under the Baumer company label for the first time. “Only after experiencing our first joint operation under consistent branding did many people realize how big the Baumer Group really is,” says Axel Vietze, Director Process Automation Division. “It is now much easier for us to demonstrate to our costumers just how wide our range of products are. At the same time it becomes more obvious that, as a group, we can offer almost any sensor solution in the Divisions Factory Automation and Process Automation." Apart from the public image created by the united appearance, the internal effect is just as important, says Vietze. “Our shared logo, which has been paid lots of compliments at the trade fair, will help us very much to further promote the internal team work and create a common identity.” “We know that it is still too early for a final résumé and that the realisation process requires a lot of delicate work. Nevertheless we are convinced that the strategy we chose has already proven right and offers great potential that we are willing to make use of,” says Vietze. “Our customers already benefit from the changes: in the fields of pressure sensors and level measuring we specifically complemented our process instrumentation range with products from the sensor solutions segment. With the Bourdon Haenni Group acquired in 2005, the Process Automation Division combines the technical knowledge and experience of three enterprises specialised in high-quality process instrumentation: Bourdon-Sedeme (Vendôme, France), Haenni Instruments (Jegenstorf, Switzerland) and Kamstrup Process (Aarhus, Denmark). The fusion of these companies under the brand of Baumer Group in 2007 created a leading producer and provider who can look back on more than 150 years of experience. Its clear focus on innovation secures the Process Automation Division a technological advantage across all product groups: Pressure, Temperature, Level and Conductivity. At the Hannover tradeshow 2007, the company presented a pressure measurement system with low drag coefficient made from stainless steel that fulfils food and pharmacy grade hygienic standards. Baumer also showcased a new pressure transmitter which offers maximum safety in the case of overpressure and excellent long-term stability even at low pressures. It is suitable for applications in the most difficult surroundings and can be set up flexibly and mobile with the FlexProgrammer or configurators supporting other communication protocols. The measuring sensors of the Process Automation Division are precise, solid and compliant to an extremely high degree. This is essential for the petrochemical industry which requires exact measurements despite high ambient temperatures in explosive areas. In addition, the food industry relies upon high quality instruments which must deliver accurate results even when used in conjunction with adhesive materials such as ketchup, honey and tooth-paste. Thanks to its experience and constant refinement the Process Automation Division is able to consistently deliver these measurement results. Learn More

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