Endress+Hauser Inaugurates New Building In The Netherlands
update on 2011-10-31
The modern office building cost just under eight million euros, and took under one year to construct.
“We wanted a groundbreaking office building which creates the best possible working conditions for all our people,” says Rob Hommersen, MD of the sales centre. He continued: “We also stressed that the architecture should reflect openness, sustainability and transparency.”
A high atrium with glass frontage characterises the new building; a masonry facade lends it elegance. The building has been constructed with eco-friendly materials and meets high standards in terms of energy consumption. Almost 5,000 square metres of floor area accommodate offices, a workshop, a logistics area and a restaurant. If needed, the building can be easily enlarged.
In 1960, a small sales office in the Netherlands was the first foreign subsidiary of the young company. Today, the sales centre employs over 130 people. The new building in the small town of Naarden, 20 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam, was erected immediately next door to the previous headquarters.
In the Netherlands, the company cooperates mainly with global customers in key industries such as water & wastewater, food & beverage, oil & gas and chemical. Thanks to the development of the business with service offerings and automation solutions, the Dutch sales centre has seen above average growth in the past years.