GERMANY – Leading process instrumentation and automation supplier  Endress+Hauser has opened a new vaccination center in Maulburg as part of efforts to support Germany’s fight against Covid-19.

According to a statement from Endress+Hauser, the Maulburg vaccination center was opened as part of pilot project where company physicians are permitted to carry out Covid-19 vaccinations

The project aims to a total of 12 facilities in different companies in Germany and is being spearheaded by the  Baden-Wurttemberg Ministry for Social Services, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce.

Endress+Hauser says the vaccination center will be open until mid-June. During this time, employees from Endress+Hauser Maulburg, as well as employees at August Faller GmbH & Co. KGH in Binzen and Schopfheim, will be vaccinated.

All employees above the age of 18 will be eligible for vaccination at the facility which is reported to have been assigned an initial stock of 1,200 doses of Moderna vaccine.

The launch of the facility is a major boost to Germany’s covid-19 response as it will support regional vaccination campaigns and relieve the workload of the vaccination centers and medical practitioners.

“We’re extremely pleased that we were able to begin vaccinating,” says Dr Peter Selders, managing director of Endress+Hauser Level+Pressure

Strong perfomance in 2020

Earlier, Endress+Hauser released its 2020 full year results where Group’s sales fell by 2.8 percent to 2.577 billion euros (US$3.14 billion).

Despite the decline in sales, Endress+Hauser was able to maintain its profitability at a high level and end the year at a strong financial position.

During the year 2020, digitisation played an important role in Endress+Hauser’s growth strategy, picking up speed during the pandemic – in products, in collaboration, in internal processes.

With movement restrictions hampering offline sales, digital channels offered Endress+Hauser a lifeline bringing in the much needed traffic to the business.

For instance, the number of registered users on the platform doubled, and online business grew by 39 percent, more than offsetting growth declines experienced offline.

 If needed, the Visual Support app brings service technicians virtually to customers’ plants, enabling customer support even across borders.

Even factory acceptance tests can now take place remotely with video support, further strengthening the companies ability to reach customers through digital means.

Emboldened by 2020 performance, CEO Matthias Altendorf sees Endress+Hauser as well positioned, both for uncertain times and for economic recovery.

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