Endress+Hauser is expanding its production capabilities in Cernay, France. In order to meet the growing demand for flow instrumentation, the company has opened a new production and office building.
Endress+Hauser manufactures flowmeters in Cernay for delivery to customers around the world. “Cernay is one of the Group’s fastest growing locations and has already been expanded nine times since it went into operation in 1991,” says Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group at the dedication ceremony of the new production and office building, which was held on 10 June 2022 in the presence of customers, partners and guests from government and industry.
The additional 10,000 square meters of space will be used primarily for the manufacture of electromagnetic flowmeters. Among the location’s core expertise is the lining of the measuring tubes of these versatile instruments, an important manufacturing step for the quality of the instruments. The extension building also features space for offices, meeting rooms, a company restaurant and a customer area for factory acceptance tests. The location currently has 430 employees.
Production in line with highest quality standards
Construction began in January 2019 and was completed in April 2020. “Here in Cernay we produce with the highest quality standards, like at all of our locations around the world. For this reason, it’s important for us to offer our employees a work environment that meets their needs,” says Thierry Weissgerber, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Flow in Cernay. Large bay windows provide natural light. Break and relaxation areas featuring sofas and kitchenettes were also integrated into the production building.
As well as electromagnetic flowmeters, Cernay manufactures ultrasound and vortex meters. The new building was designed chiefly for the manufacture of the Progmag H and Dosimag H products, which are used primarily in the food and life sciences industries. A double-skin facade dampens the noise from the production systems. Circulation aisles enable delivery of the material close to the production lines and save space.
Low energy consumption
The company made numerous investments and carried out a wide range of projects in order to reduce energy consumption at the location, including an energy-recovery system that stores the heat from the compressors in the winter in the boiler rooms to prevent it from being wasted. The building’s construction complies with the latest RT 2020 standard and thus meets high specifications for thermal insulation. Certification in accordance with ISO 50001 is also in progress.