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60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1953
Birth certificate: With
a starting capital of
only 2.000 Deutsch
mark, the
‘L Hauser KG for sale
of Fielden-Endress’
electronic devices’ has
been established in
1953. The company’s
name came from
Ludwig Hauser’s wife
Luise.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1955
Where it all began: the
house in Lörrach's
Zeppelinstraße 1955,
affectionately called
‘United Cottage
Works’ by the people.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1955
A man of action:
company founder
Georg H Endress.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1955
The first female
employees in Lörrach
1955 with their boss.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1957
Leading by example:
Georg H. Endress
(right) in 1957, visiting
a customer.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1960
Always ready for a
laugh: Georg H.
Endress (right) with
senior partner Ludwig
Hauser.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1960
One of the first
company vehicles in
front of the imposing
alpine mountains.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1960
Transistors replacing
tubes: printed circuit
board production in
1960.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1960
Exhibition on wheels:
a minibus takes the
product range to the
customer in 1960. The
first sales center
abroad opens in the
same year in the
Netherlands.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1963
Set for growth: a look
into the new
production hall in
Maulburg.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1964
Diversification begins
in the 60s:
Endress+Hauser
measures levels with
ultrasound, radiometric
devices, electromechanics and
conductivity.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1966
Tidy, clean workplaces
and clearly defined
work processes: as
important in 1966 as
they are today.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1970
The demobus keeps on
running, the customer
base keeps on growing.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1970
New markets: in 1970
Endress+
Hauser opens a sales
center in the USA. In
Japan, the company
acquires a share in the
tank level specialists
Sakura.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1971
Ludwig Hauser – then
aged 76 – retires in
1971. Production starts
this year in the USA.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1973
Company parties have
always enjoyed a great
tradition at
Endress+Hauser – like
here in 1973 in
Maulburg (third from
left: Klaus Endress’
future wife Irene). The
company then had 710
employees.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1975
A snapshot of 1975 the plant in Maulburg
keeps on growing.
Aged 80, co-founder
Ludwig Hauser dies
the same year – the
Endress family
becomes sole
shareholders.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1978
New frontiers: starting
in 1977, Reinach-based
Flowtec manufactures
flowmeters. Conducta
in Gerlingen enlarges
its product range with
analysis measurement
engineering.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1978
Tubes for flowmeters
with large nominal
widths.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1980
Trade shows promote
brand awareness – the
Endress+Hauser stand
at the 1980 EnviTec in
Düsseldorf.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1981
Say cheese: people for
process automation
proudly presenting
their instruments in
1981.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1984
Strong in research and
development: as early
as 1984, computers
were a common sight
at Endress+Hauser.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1984
Know-how:
Endress+Hauser
acquires early expertise
in calibration.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1984
Honor: Georg H.
Endress is awarded the
German Federal Cross
of Merit First Class in
1984.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1985
Expansion: 12 million
Deutschmark invested
in another new
Maulburg building in
1985.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1986
Progress in bits and
bytes: electronics and
digitalization taking
huge strides.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1986
The second generation
has long been in
business by 1986:
Georg H. Endress with
his sons Urs, Klaus and
Hans-Peter (from left).
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1988
High-tech in 1988:
testing a Swingwirl.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1988
The company grows –
and the demobus has
also expanded (1988).
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1989
Management team:
Peter Wetzer, Klaus
Riemenschneider,
Georg H. Endress,
Dieter Schaudel and
Thomas Vogel (from
left) in 1989.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1989
1989 marks the best
year ever for the group
of companies. Georg
H. Endress and his son
Klaus look ahead with
confidence.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1989
Development
progressing fast. PCBs
and electronic
components growing
smaller and more
complex.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1990
The company's
headcount in 1990 is
4,000 people; sales
reach the 500 Million
Swiss Franc mark.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1990
Worldwide
investments: the new
building of the SC
USA in Greenwood,
Indiana.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1990
The group's executives
meet once every year
for their management
conference. The 1980
Groupcon was held in
Japan.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1992
A soft spot for art: the charismatic company
founder Georg H Endress shows his selfdeprecating sense of humor.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1992
Sign of the times: Urs Endress, Georg H. Endress
and Klaus Endress (from left) in 1992 in
Production at Flowtec.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1995
The company founder's
sons in 1995: Klaus
Endress – here with his
brothers Urs, HansPeter and George (from
left) – takes over the
operative management
of the group of
companies from his
father.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1996
Small works of art:
PCBs in the late
nineties.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1997
Nimble fingers are
called for – in 1997 as
much as today.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1997
A new building for
research and
development and for
electronics production
opens in 1997 at
Flowtec in Reinach.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1998
The demobus on the
road in 1998. Digital
fieldbuses making their
way.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
1999
Tiger states:
Endress+Hauser now
has its own sales
center in Thailand.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2003
The Endress+Hauser
Group celebrates its 50th
anniversary: Dr. h.c.
Georg H. Endress and his
wife Alice Endress-Vogt
(seated) with their
children Klaus Endress,
Karin Endress, HansPeter Endress, Yvonne
Endress, Urs Endress,
Christa Endress,
Dr. George A. Endress,
Jasmin SchellenbergEndress (from left).
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2003
Side by side: Dr. h.c.
Georg H. Endress and
his wife Alice EndressVogt. The company
founder dies in 2008
aged 84.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2009
Family circle: Alice
Endress-Vogt
celebrates her 90th
birthday at Basel zoo.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
Third generation: the
family charter,
launched in 2006,
strengthens the bonds
between members of
the shareholder family
– boosted by activities
such as the Family Day
(here in 2012 in
Milan).
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
Powerful show in important growth markets:
measurement instrument production in
Aurangabad, India.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
Worldwide quality:
when it comes to
production, the same
standards apply at all
of Endress+Hauser's
plants and locations
(production in
Aurangabad, India,
2012.)
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
Ready for shipment:
thousands and
thousands of
measurement
instruments are
shipped to customers
every year (shipment
center in Cernay,
France)
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
The Supervisory Board
of the Endress+Hauser
Group (from left):
Fernando Fuenzalida,
Dr Hans Fünfschilling,
Vice President Dr
George A Endress ,
Dr Klaus Eisele,
President Klaus
Riemenschneider, Willi
Ruesch, Dr Georg
Bretthauer and Dr
Heiner Zehntner,
Secretary of the
Supervisory Board.
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2012
The Executive Board of
the Endress+Hauser
Group (from left): Pieter
de Koning (Logistics, IT
and Organization), Dr
Gerhard Jost
(Production), Matthias
Altendorf (Innovation),
Dr Luc Schultheiss
(CFO), Dr Heiner
Zehntner (Legal),
Nikolaus Krüger (Sales
and Marketing), Klaus
Endress (CEO), Roland
Kienzler (HR) and
Michael Ziesemer (COO).
60 years Endress+Hauser - A journey through time...
2013
The ‘Sternenhof’
building in Reinach,
finished in 2006,
houses a number of
companies, currently
employing 480
people.

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