Endress Hauser AG

Endress Hauser AG

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. We provide process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analytics, temperature, recording and digital communications, optimizing processes in terms of economic efficiency, safety and environmental impact. Our customers come from various industries, including chemical, food & beverage, life sciences, power & energy, primaries & metal, oil & gas and water & wastewater.

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Kägenstrasse 2 , Reinach , BL 4153 Switzerland


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
Over 1000

The history of Endress+Hauser

Growing from a small business to one of the largest instrumentation suppliers worldwide, Endress+Hauser has experienced both turbulent times and rampant growth. However, sustainable success has been at its core throughout.

In 1953, two seemingly different men came together to set up a new company in a private apartment in Lörrach, Germany: One was the Swiss engineer Georg H Endress, just 29 years old, tall and strong; the other was 58-year-old German bank manager Ludwig Hauser, clearly older and slim in stature.

A strong team

However, these unlikely business partners proved to be a perfect match. Endress’ vision and Hauser’s caution proved to be the cornerstones of success. The young engineer clearly saw the opportunities that the new electronic level measurement technology had to offer. Until then, measured values had to be read and gauged by hand. The experienced banker took a careful approach to business and steered the company safely through the turbulent early years.

The early days

The starting capital of L Hauser KG was 2,000 Deutschemarks. The first ‘operating facility’ was in a room in Hauser’s apartment in Lörrach. Incidentally, the firm’s name came from Ludwig Hauser’s wife Luise: the entry in the commercial register of 10 February 1953 lists her as shareholder. The company first traded under the name Endress+Hauser in 1957.

Generation change

Georg H Endress led the company for four decades. He opened up new markets and fields of application, developing the company - specializing in level measurement and growing into a supplier of complete solutions for the processing industry. By 1995, when he handed the management of the company over to his second eldest son, Klaus, the backroom business had grown into a global company with 4,300 employees.

Enhancing product basket and company culture

Klaus Endress (born 1948) purposefully continued his father’s work and developed it, over time leaving his own managerial mark. He successfully met the challenges of a globalized world, recognizing the significance of services and solutions. Klaus Endress continued his commitment to a strong company culture and followed the strategy of sustainable growth.

Change at the top

On 1 January 2014, Matthias Altendorf (born 1967) took over as CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group from Klaus Endress, who became President of the Supervisory Board. Mr Altendorf promotes digitalization and applications for the Industrial Internet of Things and is further developing the offering in the field of laboratory and process analysis.

Endress+Hauser owns subsidiaries on all six continents. Today the Group employs a workforce of more than 13,000 employees in production, sales and services worldwide, generating net sales of over 2.2 billion euros.

A powerful culture

Learn more about our unique values and principles

Family-owned businesses are different – and we are a typical family-owned business. We rely on robust values and follow clear principles. This attitude has grown into a very special corporate culture.

Our company magazine ‘changes’ gives you exciting insights into the world of Endress+Hauser

The focus of this year’s issue of the Endress+Hauser magazine ‘changes’ is the food & beverage industry, a business driven by an expanding world population and consumers with constantly growing demands. The industry is nevertheless under pressure to balance safety, quality and efficiency requirements. Our recipe is instruments, solutions and services designed to help manufacturers improve their processes and, as a result, their products.


World hunger The food & beverage industry is challenged with providing a growing and aging world population with satisfying and healthy products.

Great brands support change Magdi Batato, Head of Operations at Nestlé, explains how changing customer behavior impacts the world’s largest food company.

Always on hand Endress+Hauser Mexico supports customers in Mexico as the country’s economy transforms.

The scent of fresh laundry Soap manufacturer La Corona has placed its trust in Endress+Hauser for 40 years.

Step by step into the digital age New digital services pave the way for the IIoT to penetrate the installed base.

Large-scale precision The new flow calibration facility in Suzhou, China, is setting new standards with regards to size and technology.

The family provides values and warmth How can Endress+Hauser stay on the path to success? Klaus Endress and Matthias Altendorf share their thoughts.

Solid growth CFO Luc Schultheiss analyzes the facts and figures for financial year 2017.

Our responsibility for people and the environment

As a family-owned business aiming for long-term success, we are aware of the importance of prudent corporate management. For us, economic growth goes hand-in-hand with ecological and social thinking. Our sense of responsibility extends to our customers, partners, employees and shareholders, as much as it does to the environment and to society at large.

How our customers can profit from our know-how

Endress+Hauser instruments reliably gather all of the information from the industrial process engineering processes that enable the customers to operate their plants economically and safely, to obtain optimum product quality and to protect human beings as well as the environment. But our competences go beyond the pure field instrumentation. You want to learn more about the capabilities of Endress+Hauser? We are going to constantly update this section.


Process safety with SIL instrumentation

Reliable measurement of critical process parameters sets the basis for safe processes. In order to make your processes safe, for us, in all that we develop and produce, safety comes first.

Process automation projects

Process automation projects - deliver your next project on time and within budget. Read how we handle your projects based on harmonized processes.


Safe data transmission and easy operation

Safe data transmission with Memosens - Reliable transmission of measurement data is key to keep your processes running smoothly. With Memosens we offer a technology for safe data transfer.