The Endress+Hauser Group is celebrating another development: After expanding production and building a new plant in the US, plus opening new sales offices in Malaysia, France and Chile, the company has now dedicated a new facility in Brussels. Endress+Hauser invested approximately €6.6m euros in the new building in Belgium’s capital.
“The sales center has fortunately experienced encouragingly strong growth in recent years,” said Johan Puimège, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Belgium, at the opening ceremony in front of guests from business and politics, media representatives and employees. “The new building provides space for the company’s further development and creates an inspiring meeting place for customers, employees and business partners.”
The four-story, 3,600-square-meter building features a welcoming reception area, an experience-oriented exhibition zone, an attractive restaurant for visitors and employees, state-of-the-art conference rooms and offices as well as workshops including a calibration lab and a warehouse. It was erected in the immediate vicinity of the previous location of Endress+Hauser Belgium. The 10,000-square-meter site offers room for future expansion.
Endress+Hauser put an emphasis on an appealing architectural design and the use of quality materials. “People should feel comfortable at Endress+Hauser. Our aim was a communicative environment, in which we can work in a creative way for the benefit of our customers,” underlined Johan Puimège. Geothermal systems and 175 solar panels provide a high degree of energy self-sufficiency. Endress+Hauser instruments monitor energy flows in the building and ensure efficient use.
Leading position in IIoT
“Increasing digitalisation opens up new opportunities with regards to process optimization and plant efficiency,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. “Our sales center in Belgium plays a leading role when it comes to helping customers to increase their productivity, taking advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things.”
From Endress+Hauser’s new Brussels offices, around 80 employees support customers in Belgium and Luxembourg. Chemical, food & beverage, life sciences and water & wastewater are the main industries served by the sales center. In recent years, the services and automation solutions businesses have developed particularly well.