Endress+Hauser inaugurates new campus in Lyon
January 2018, News
Endress+Hauser has invested €4.9 million in a new building in Lyon, France. As well as 25 sales and service employees from Endress+Hauser, nine employees from the European headquarters of Kaiser Optical Systems will move into the new facility.
“The new building offers modern offices for our employees and abundant space for customer training,” says Laurent Mulley, managing director of Endress+Hauser France, who is delighted with the new facility. “At the same time we are bringing together Endress+Hauser’s process control technology and the advanced analysis processes of Kaiser Optical Systems under a single roof. We are thus laying a foundation that will allow us to strengthen our presence in the French market over the long term.”
Investment for collaboration
“One of the cornerstones of our strategy is to one day support our customers’ laboratory and process control applications,” explained Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. “Having Endress+Hauser and Kaiser Optical Systems in proximity in Lyon illustrates the progress we are making in this regard. Expanding the business in the area of process control and laboratory analysis reflects the wishes of many customers for enhanced quality parameter measurements.”
The new energy-efficient office building is located near Lyon–Bron airport, in one of the fastest-growing business regions in France. The building houses 1500 square metres of office space, warehouse facilities and a training centre, as well as a presentation room for customer training. With a total of around 7 000 square metres of space, the campus offers sufficient room to grow the location further.
Synergies for optimal customer management
The primary beneficiaries of the collaboration between Endress+Hauser and Kaiser Optical Systems are customers in the life sciences, chemical, water and wastewater, food and beverage, and oil and gas industries. American-based Kaiser Optical Systems was acquired by Endress+Hauser in 2013. The company’s Raman spectroscopy analysers are designed for examining the composition and properties of liquid, gas and solid materials.
For more information contact Su-Anne Willemse, Endress+Hauser, +27 (0)11 262 8080, email@example.com, www.za.endress.com