Swiss-based Endress+Hauser Invests $40 Million To Expand Greenwood, Indiana, Facilities
Area Development Online News Desk (09/19/2013)
Swiss-based measurement and engineering firm, Endress+Hauser, is investing $40 million to expand two new plants for flow, level and pressure engineering, in Greenwood, Indiana.
"We want to move our production as close as possible to our customers,” Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group said. "Being close allows us to respond quickly to the special needs and requirements of market and customers."
"Here in the US we manufacture at the highest level," stressed Hans-Peter Blaser, Managing Director of the flow engineering plant in Greenwood. “An extension to the new building occupied only five years ago has created nearly 85,000 square feet of additional space. This gives us the chance to increase capacity and to produce additional lines of instruments locally. The systems for calibrating flowmeters, unique on the continent, have now grown to include the latest technology for gas calibration.”
“In addition, the plant for level and pressure engineering moves into a new building with more than 105,000 square feet of ground area directly next door. After years of strong growth, this will make us fit for the future," says Managing Director John Schnake. “The additional production areas will increase the scope of production and allow more products to be delivered directly from the Greenwood plant. The vacated facilities space will allow for a new visitor and training center for the US sales organization.”
Todd Lucey, Managing Director of the US sales center said, "More than 80 percent of the measurement instruments we deliver in the USA today are now made in the USA. And we will continue to grow this share into the future," he said, adding: "We are a proud American company – with strong Swiss roots."