Endress+Hauser expands competence center for liquid analysis

  • July 06, 2011
  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
  • News

July 6, 2011 - Endress+Hauser exands its competence center for liquid analysis. Floor space at the headquarters of Endress+Hauser Conducta has been trebled the last years – evidence of the company’s commitment to its location in Gerlingen, Germany, which can look back on decades of successful business. “Our objective is to continue to grow and to create new jobs,” declared Managing Director Dr Manfred Jagiella at the inauguration. Endress+Hauser Conducta has invested more than 15 million euros in the two building projects over the past three years. The company now has in excess of 20,000 square meters floor space at its Gerlingen site. In addition to further production and office space, a new laboratory and a seminar center have been added. Modern training and seminar rooms and the company restaurant ‘SkyRest’ are located on the upper floor. The clean design of the glass facade and supporting framework links the new buildings with the old sections. A striking canopy construction marks the new main entrance. Visitors enter the premises via a transparent, generously proportioned reception area. The heart of this communicative architecture is an atrium with glass roof. “As the central element, the atrium reflects a windmill, linking all sections of the building,” Manfred Jagiella explained the concept. The galleries opening upwards convey a sense of openness and transparency to visitors and employees alike. Room for further innovation “Work has to be fun – but it also has to be successful,” emphasized Manfred Jagiella. “The new building will support us in achieving these objectives.” Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, stressed the significance of liquid analysis devices in the future product portfolio. Reflecting these ideas, Professor Hans-Jörg Bullinger, president of the German research organization Fraunhofer Society, spoke about ‘The outlook for future markets – Germany as a location with innovation potential’. During a guided tour the guests – including Georg Brenner, the Mayor of Gerlingen – were able to see the company’s performance for themselves. Endress+Hauser Conducta is a leading international supplier in the field of liquid analysis measurement including pH, conductivity, oxygen, chlorine, turbidity, ammonium, nitrate and phosphate concentration as well as other chemical substances that can be identified in liquids. The devices are deployed in all process industries, such as the chemical, life sciences, food & beverages, water & wastewater, pulp & paper and power & energy industries. The comprehensive product portfolio ranges from sensors, armatures and transmitters right through to complete sampling systems and the seamless integration of measuring points in modern process control systems. Endress+Hauser Conducta continually invests in the expansion of its capacity and resources. Managing Director Manfred Jagiella places special emphasis on the human factor: highly motivated and committed employees form the basis of the successful development of the company. The company therefore values close cooperation with universities and research establishments, well-grounded in-house training and continual further development. Endress+Hauser Conducta is among the world’s leading suppliers in the field of liquid analysis. Established in 1970, the company joined the Endress+Hauser Group in 1977. Intelligent solutions help customers in the environmental and process industry to operate their plants and facilities safely, reliably, economically and ecologically compatible. Modern production methods guarantee ultimate quality. Numerous international product and business awards and prizes – like the Manufacturing Excellence Award 2010, TOPJOB 2011 and Best Marketing Company Award 2011 – are proof of the company’s innovative powers. Endress+Hauser Conducta relies on the competence and skills of over 550 employees at their headquarters in Gerlingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and at their sites in Waldheim and Groß-Umstadt, Germany, Anaheim, California, and Suzhou, China.  

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