TX: Endress+Hauser to Build Facility in Pearland's Kirby District for 110 Jobs
15 Oct, 2018
Leadership from the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) are pleased to announce that Endress+Hauser has chosen a site in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District for its Gulf Coast Regional Center.
Endress+Hauser, a leader in the field of measurement technology for industrial process engineering, manufactures instrumentation and devices and provides solutions and services for more than 100,000 customers worldwide, with more than two million products supplied per year. Founded in Germany in 1953, the company now has nearly 14,000 employees around the globe who develop, manufacture and sell 2,000 products in over one billion design variants depending on customer requirements.
“Our investment in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District shows first and foremost our strong commitment to customers. It means an investment in Endress+Hauser’s dynamically growing US business as well as into the strategic development of the whole Group,” said Greg Miscik, Vice President of Operations, Endress+Hauser. “With the new facilities we can improve our customer services, manage additional growth and expand our competencies in the field of advanced analyzers for the process industry.”
The PEDC and city officials began working with Endress+Hauser and its site consultant earlier this year on the project. The 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center will include an area for calibration and repair and offer office and training space, including a brand new state-of-the-art PTU® (Process Training Unit). Located on a 17-acre site on the southeast corner of Beltway 8 and Kirby Drive, the facility will be home to approximately 110 employees, including management, engineering, sales, operations and administrative personnel.
“The City of Pearland is honored to add another esteemed international company such as Endress+Hauser to the list of growing employers that call our community home,” stated Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “We are excited that they have selected Pearland’s Lower Kirby District as the location for their regional center and look forward to a long partnership between Endress+Hauser and our community.”
The Lower Kirby District is a 1,200-acre mixed-use development in northwest Pearland, fronting South Beltway 8 and State Highway 288. The District is home to office, retail, commercial and industrial projects and continues to expand, particularly in the areas of life science, energy and manufacturing. Existing developments within the Lower Kirby District include life science projects such as Swiss-based Lonza’s viral and immunotherapy development and manufacturing facility - the largest dedicated cell and gene therapy manufacturing facility in the world, Merit Medical’s R&D and manufacturing facility, and Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.’s medical device manufacturing facility. Other developments in the District include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation’s manufacturing and service facility, Dover Energy’s manufacturing and operations facility, Pearland Surgery Center and Bass Pro Shop. In addition, IMC Group, a Berkshire Hathaway-owned company, is currently building a headquarters and manufacturing facility for one of its companies, Tool-Flo Manufacturing.
Endress+Hauser’s facility is being designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects. Leslie Wagner with Ginovus and Ron Kelsay of Genesis Property Development led the site selection process. Genesis Property Development is also representing the buyer in site acquisition and serving as the construction manager on the project. Justin Patchen with Buffalo Real Estate Partners is representing the owner of the site, Gold Knight Holdings, LP.
Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation promotes, assists and enhances the economic development activities and quality of life within Pearland, Texas. In bringing new and existing businesses to the area, the organization attracts capital investment to add to the city’s tax base and helps to increase the number of employment opportunities for residents. For more information, visit www.pearlandedc.com.
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs nearly 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated more than 2.2 billion dollars in 2017. For more information, visit www.us.endress.com.
About the City of Pearland
The City of Pearland is a full-service local government serving residents and businesses of a dynamic and diverse metropolitan suburb immediately south of Houston. Strategically located between the Texas Medical Center, Port of Houston, and Hobby Airport, Pearland itself offers a range of quality housing, retail, and office areas supported by first-class public service, parks, and recreation opportunities. The city boasts 125,000 residents by last estimate and is positioned for well-planned growth and quality of life. Over 650 dedicated public servants at the City of Pearland endeavor to make Pearland the most attractive and desirable Houston suburb available. For more information, please visit pearlandtx.gov.