Industrial automation firm Endress+Hauser will build a 100,000-square-foot facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District in 2019, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday.
Endress+Hauser manufactures instrumentation and devices for industrial applications, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide, according to a news release. The company has about 14,000 employees worldwide and brought in $2.2 billion in revenue in 2017.
Its new Pearland facility will consolidate several of its Houston-area operations, said PEDC Vice President Brian Malone. It will house about 110 employees, including management, engineering, sales, operations and administrative staff, according to a release.
“Our investment in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District shows first and foremost our strong commitment to customers,” Greg Miscik, Endress+Hauser’s vice president of operations, said in a release. “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 facility will occupy a 17-acre site at the southeast corner of Beltway 8 and Kirby Drive, with room to expand, Malone said. Lower Kirby is already ready for build out, but the city will have to add an additional water line to ensure there is enough capacity, he said.
“They’re going to be building a first-class facility that will be spectacular, really,” Malone said.
Endress+Hauser is the latest in a series of large corporate footprints in the Lower Kirby District. The biotechnology firm Lonza opened its 300,000-square-foot campus earlier this year. An 80,000-square-foot facility for Tool-Flo Manufacturing is currently under construction.
“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.”