GERMANY – Endress+Hauser, a leading global supplier of measurement and automation technology for process and laboratory applications, has invested US$11.22 million in expansion of its facility for Liquid Analysis in Gerlingen, Germany.
The new office building of Endress+Hauser Liquid Analysis creates space for 150 employees in activity-specific furnished working environments to collaboration and innovation.
The new facility houses a modern media lab for the production and transmission of webinars, explanatory videos and audiovisual media and a conference center with the latest media technology.
Liquid analysis technology from Endress+Hauser is used in many areas – for example, when utilities need to ensure the cleanliness of drinking water or pharmaceutical companies want to produce high-quality vaccines.
“With this attractive building, we are showing that it is important to us to be an attractive employer for our employees,” said Dr. Manfred Jagiella, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Liquid Analysis and member of the Executive Board of the Group.
“The building shows its sustainable orientation on the outside with an automatically supplied green facade and on the inside with numerous green walls and a high-quality and functional interior design in which employees can feel very comfortable.”
Freiburg Innovation Center officially opened
Earlier, Endress+Hauser inaugurated its new premises at the Freiburg Innovation Center FRIZ located on the grounds of the Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Completed in 2022, the new facility offers more than 12,000 square meters of space for modern and flexible offices and laboratories with Endress+Hauser being the largest tenant.
The company currently occupies around 2,400 square meters of office space on two floors and another 1,000 square meters on the ground floor for chemical and biological laboratories and clean rooms.
More than 70 employees drawn from six units in the FRIZ that were previously spread across the city are working at the facility.
Together, they combine a wide range of disciplines and technologies: one team is working on solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, for example to intelligently link software and sensor technology.
Another is working on optical analysis technology that can be used to monitor fermentation processes while A third team is looking at sensor and measurement technology of the future, including replacing the human sense of smell.
Jobst Technologies, part of the Swiss subsidiary Innovative Sensor Technology IST, develops, produces and sells biosensors.
Endress+Hauser BioSense specializes in rapid on-site molecular analyses that can be used, for example, in the food & beverage industry. To protect innovations from imitators, a small team of patent specialists is also present on campus.
The various teams work closely together and are embedded in an innovative environment of research institutes, start-ups and other companies.