Endress+Hauser invests $38.5 million into a new 112,000 square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus. The company officially broke ground on March 7, 2019, at its new site in Pearland’s lower Kirby District, just outside of the Houston area. Completion is projected by the end of 2020.
“We continue to make investments that enable growth and further expansion in the U.S. market,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. “The campus investment will strengthen cooperation and relationships with our sales representatives, strategic partnerships and our customers. We are excited to continue expanding our presence and business in the Gulf region and look forward to growth in Pearland.”
The new campus will offer areas for calibration, repair and training, which will include a brand new state-of-the-art PTU (Process Training Unit). The facility will house teams to support Endress+Hauser’s products, solutions and services for process automation, SpectraSensors’ gas analysis systems for the U.S. and international customers and Analytik Jena’s product lines for laboratory instrumentation. The campus will include a building and warehouse location for Endress+Hauser’s partner for Sales and Service in the Gulf Region, Vector Controls and Automation Group. The new campus will house approximately 110 employees.
Pat Irwin, Endress+Hauser’s Area Vice President for the Gulf Coast region and Jared Boudreaux, Vector Controls’ President, both agree, “As we have grown our local market presence in this critical Houston area, this investment further strengthens our position and reaffirms our growth strategies for years to come.”
The architectural project designer, Zeigler Cooper Architects, has engineered a design with emphasis on Regional Texas Architecture. Responsiveness to the local climate, use of regionally authentic interior and exterior materials and attention to scale are critical to the success of the project. The building will be designed under the guidelines of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” project as stipulated by the U.S. Green Building Council, reflecting Endress+Hauser’s sustainability principles. The project will be led and managed by Genesis Property Development.