Endress+Hauser announces expansion of flowmeter production in France
To take advantage of ongoing growth in the market for high-quality flowmeters, Endress+Hauser Flowtec recently expanded its Cernay plant in Alsace, France, and has started producing vortex flowmeters in the region.
Oct. 30, 2015 -- To take advantage of ongoing growth in the market for high-quality flowmeters, Endress+Hauser Flowtec, a global manufacturer of flowmeter technology, recently expanded its Cernay plant in Alsace, France, and has started producing vortex flowmeters in the region.
"By adding 10,000 square meters of production space, we are strengthening the Cernay location for the long haul," explained Managing Director Bernd-Josef Schäfer.
The space requirements continue to increase for the production of electromagnetic flowmeters and their measuring tubes of up to 2.4 meters in size.
"This is why we have bought up an existing factory building right next to our site," said Schäfer. "A total of 4.2 million euros ($4.59 million) has been invested in the purchase and renovation of that building and its 9,000 square meters of floor space."
A new building with nearly 1,000 square meters of space at a cost of 1.2 million euros ($1.31 million) was also needed to relieve the bottleneck from lack of space in the existing production line.
"This means we can now handle significantly higher part volume and design our production processes with greater autonomy and less dependence on other production processes," said Matthias Aschberger, plant manager.
The new building has been equipped with separate loading docks for delivery trucks to help with this. Work on the buildings finished on Friday, Oct. 23. The dedication ceremony for the new building and the extension was recently held in Cernay.
Founded in 1953 by Georg H. Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets. For more information, visit www.endress.com.