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The market for high-quality flowmeters has been growing for decades, with the name Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG in Reinach, Switzerland, closely linked to the last 40 years. “The new facility, finished to coincide with our company anniversary, is a symbol of this growth as well as a commitment to our production and business location in the Basel region,” says Managing Director Dr Bernd-Josef Schäfer.

EH flowtec 2Endress+Hauser Flowtec’s success story began in the middle of the 1970s. In order to enter the water and wastewater market that was emerging at that time, Endress+Hauser acquired the company ‘Flowtec’ in Bern in 1977. The production of flowmeters in former military barracks in Reinach, Switzerland, started with only three employees. In the meantime, Endress+Hauser Flowtec has become a global company with over 1 700 employees.

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.

EH flowtec 3The new facility in Reinach has been built at the cost of 50 million Swiss francs. 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 metres 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% of its own power requirement with this solar system.

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