Endress+Hauser acquires Systemplan

  • June 23, 2011
  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
  • News

June 23, 2011 - As of 1 July 2011, the Endress+Hauser Group will take over a majority share of the German consultancy company Systemplan. Headquartered in Durmersheim near Karlsruhe, Systemplan brings a wealth of experience in measuring, charting, analyzing and sustainably optimizing energy flow in both plants and offices. Systemplan was founded in 1998. The company has about 25 employees, supported by free-lance staff. Systemplan is a partner in the E-Energy Research Project promoted by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, (German Federal Ministry of Economics), under which new energy initiatives are to be tested and implemented in pilot regions. Endress+Hauser will initially take over 60 percent, followed by all shares at a later date. Michael Hager will continue to head the company as Managing Director and will report to the management of the Endress+Hauser Group in Reinach, Switzerland.

For companies in the process engineering sector, energy efficiency is top of the agenda. “Hardly any other investment pays off so quickly,” states Michael Ziesemer, Chief Operating Officer of the Endress+Hauser Group. As a consequence of the debate on renewable energies and preventing climate change, the topic has also gained a political dimension. “Energy efficiency is not only the most effective but also the most economical way of meeting the internationally agreed objectives for carbon dioxide reduction,” states Michael Ziesemer.

Endress+Hauser is already supporting its customers in this field. “With our energy monitoring solutions, we help to record and monitor energy flow,” explains Michael Ziesemer. “And of course we have extensive knowledge of our customers’ applications.” Systemplan rounds off this range of services: “Our strength is in giving advice that takes full cost optimization into account,” says company founder, Michael Hager. “We help in the analysis of energy flows, identifying the measures required to effectively reduce energy consumption.” An alliance with potential for growth The 53-year-old founder of the company hopes to safeguard the future of his company through this sale. “Under the umbrella of the Endress+Hauser Group, Systemplan will continue to expand and become an international player,” emphasizes Michael Hager. The trusting relationship that Systemplan and Endress+Hauser have built up over the years offers the ideal conditions for a smooth transition. Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, is confident that the takeover has advantages for all concerned: “Our customers benefit from an all-embracing offer from one single source. Endress+Hauser benefits from the increase in competencies, and Systemplan from our global market presence. And we all benefit from reduced energy consumption and lower environmental impact.” The Endress+Hauser Group Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. In 2010, the Group generated with over 8,500 employees worldwide net sales of around 1.3 billion euros.

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