In order to meet the growing demand for flow measurement, the company has built a new building dedicated to production and offices. Cernay thus becomes one of the first sites in the world for the manufacture of electromagnetic flow meters.
The new building inaugurated on 10 June Endress+Hauser manufactures flow meters in Cemay to deliver to customers around the world.
"Cernay is one of the group's fastest-growing sites. It has already been expanded nine times since its commissioning in 1991," said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, at the inauguration ceremony of the new production and office building, held on 10 June in the presence of customers, partners and officials from the region and industry.
The additional area of 10,000 square meters will be mainly dedicated to the manufacture of electromagnetic flow meters. One of the main know-how of the site is the coating of the measuring tubes of these versatile instruments, an important manufacturing step for the quality of the instruments.
The extension also includes a new building with a company restaurant, offices, meeting rooms, and a customer area for factory reception tests. The site currently has 430 employees.
Construction began in January 2019 and was completed in April 2020. "Here in Cernay, we produce to the highest quality standards, as in all our sites around the world. That's why it's important for us to offer our employees a working environment that meets their needs," explains Thierry Weissgerber. Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Flow in Cernay.
Large bay windows provide natural light. Break and relaxation areas with sofas and kitchenettes have also been integrated into the production building.
In addition to electromagnetic flow meters. Cernay also manufactures ultrasonic and vortex devices. The new building was designed mainly for the manufacture of Promag H and Dosimag H products, used in particular in the food industry and life sciences. A double-skin façade dampens the noise of production systems. Traffic lanes make it possible to deliver the material close to the production lines and to increase the impression of space.
The company has made numerous investments and completed a wide range of projects to reduce energy consumption on site, including an energy recovery system that stores heat from compressors in winter in boiler rooms to prevent it from being wasted. The construction complies with the latest RT 2020 standard and thus meets high standards in terms of thermal insulation. Certification to ISO 50001 is also underway.