Work was done on demand during the company’s founding years. “Whereas today,” points out Bernd-Josef Schäfer, “our production with its state-of-the-art technology and logistics spans six sites across the globe in Switzerland, France, the USA, India, China, and for the last five years in Brazil. This infrastructure has enabled us to produce three million flowmeters to date in accordance with the required quality standards.”
Sustained growth requires new facilities
For decades, demand for high-quality flowmeters in the process industry has shown no signs of slowing down. Liquids and gases that are transported through pipelines in massive quantities every day need to be measured and billed with greater accuracy than ever before – primarily due to increasingly stringent regulations and growing demand for quality across the globe. “In addition, there are process requirements that vary greatly depending on the industry. For this reason, we need to offer our customers a much wider range of flowmeters today than was the case 20 or 30 years ago. This requires further development of our measuring devices as well as the expansion of our production locations,” explains Bernd-Josef Schäfer.
The new facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art building technology, in particular with a comprehensive energy management system and a photovoltaic system with approximately 3,000 square meters of usable space – one of the largest in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft. This means that nearly 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity can be produced annually under optimal conditions, corresponding to the requirement of 100 single-family homes. Overall, Endress+Hauser Flowtec fulfills 5 percent of its own power requirement with this solar system.
Constant innovation guarantees customer satisfaction
The success of Endress+Hauser Flowtec is based on many factors. “For over 40 years, we have continuously managed to stay one step ahead of the competition,” says Schäfer. “Innovative products and sophisticated production methods enable us to focus continuously on the needs of the future. Digitalization and the Industrial Internet of Things, for example, offer completely new perspectives for comprehensive and reliable process control, which we hope will help us to sustain long-term growth.”
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