On October 14, Endress-Hauser opened a new visitor centre at its site in Cernay, Alsace. Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress-Hauser Group and Gerhard Jost, director ofEndress-Hauser Flowtec AG, made the trip, which means the importance that the Swiss company attaches to this centre.
The first stone of the customer centre was laid in March 2010. After a year and a half of construction work, the building can now devote itself to its vocation. On an area of 820 m2, there are several rooms and an auditorium, which can be found in an enterpriseable area of 820 square metres, who come to the Cernay site each year. "This new building solves space problems in production and offers our customers and visitors an optimal welcome," explained Gerhard Jost. Endress-Hauser has invested some 1.3 million euros in this new building. It must be said that Cernay has become one of the main sites for its flow business. While the site had 16 employees at its founding in 1991, it now has 265 employees.
It was in Cernay thatEndress-Hauser commissioned one of the world's largest and most modern calibration facilities in 2001. Before being delivered, manufactured measuring instruments are thoroughly examined and calibrated with maximum precision.
With this investment, the offices currently installed in the workshops will be able to be relocated to the new building, allowing better use of the existing production area. "This will allow us to organize our production processes more flexibly and respond more quickly to market and customer needs," says Matthias Aschberger, Cernay's site manager. Two years ago, Endress-Hauser crossed the one million electromagnetic flow meters produced, which requires a sharp production logistics.
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