Endress+Hauser celebrates 50 years of Swiss engineering in Manchester
13 Nov 2018
Measurement and automation specialist Endress+Hauser Ltd has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The company now employs more than 200 people and has had estimated turnover of £46 million this year.
Part of the Endress+Hauser group with headquarters in Switzerland, the UK sales and production centre was founded in 1968 by Dr Georg H Endress, the grandfather of the current managing director.
Originally situated on Southmoor Road in Manchester, the company moved to its current site on Floats Road in 1996. In 2008 the company opened a new £8 million state of the art office and engineering facility to support its growth, followed in 2013 by a £1 million training centre incorporating the latest digital technology.
Over the last 50 years Endress+Hauser has developed from a vendor of devices and instruments to a full-range services provider working with customers in process industries such as food and beverage, water and wastewater and oil and gas. Products for measuring temperature and flow are also designed and manufactured at the Manchester site.
Steven Endress took the reins as managing director in 2016, the first third-generation member of the Endress family to take an operational role in the family business.
As well as investing in the business, Endress+Hauser has a long history of investing in the local community and it continues this legacy by forging links with local schools, colleges and universities.