Endress+Hauser has invested more than 10.4 million euros in a new production facility at its location in Nesselwang, Germany. The 4,800-square-meter building contains new production and office space, in addition to technology and common rooms. With the expansion, the Endress+Hauser Group is making further investments in sustainable growth.
The expansion was driven by the growing demand for innovative temperature technology and system products, as well as the introduction of new product lines. In many processes, temperature is a measurement parameter with a major influence on product quality. “We are constantly investing in our centers of competence in order to develop persuasive solutions for our customers and to increase production efficiency,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, during the dedication ceremony.
The new building boasts a sustainable energy concept, including a photovoltaic system installed on the roof that provides enough electricity to completely power the basic production load. E-bike charging stations further underscore the emphasis on sustainability.
While the building was being constructed, the production and logistics processes were also optimized and structured in accordance with Lean Principles and the One Piece Flow approach. This structure enables the center of competence to increase the individual responsibility of the employees, add more flexibility to the production process and optimally utilize the capacity of the machines and operational resources.
Center of competence
Endress+Hauser Wetzer, the Group’s center of competence for temperature measurement technology and system products, received several awards this year for the iTHERM TrustSens, the self-calibrating thermometer. In addition to awards in France (Mesures, CFIA) and the Czech Republic (Zlatý Amper), Endress+Hauser was also the recipient of the HERMES AWARD at Hannover Messe and the AMA Innovation Award at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.