Endress+Hauser has invested roughly 3 million euros in a modern, state-of-the-art calibration and training center in the industrial city of Jubail, Saudi Arabia, thus strengthing direct contact with customers in the Middle East while supporting the country’s economic development.
Saudi Arabia wants to expand the private business sector and become less reliant on oil production, two key goals of the “Vision 2030” program. “It was this vision that inspired us to create the new calibration and training center,” said Mohammed Abdellah, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Saudi-Arabia. “With this new center, Endress+Hauser is supporting the country to achieve these reforms,” he adds. The 2,700-square-meter facility is sponsored by the Royal Commission.
Meeting all training needs
The training center features a classroom with interactive technology, an extensively-equipped workshop and a field bus training lab. It offers practical, hands-on training programs designed to impart knowledge on measurement technologies and process control systems that are in demand by the hydrocarbon, power and water & wastewater industry. Young Saudi engineers and university graduates will be able to use the new facility to acquire technical know-how in accordance with the latest international standards. Local technical resources can enhance their knowledge and stay competitive with the customized trainings offered in the center.
One of a kind calibration services
The new building houses a modern calibration center designed to stringent quality standards. It is the only vendor managed gravimetric calibration facility in the region. This facility has the capacity and capability to serve the entire GCC region. “For us, it’s important to be able to address our customer’s needs in a flexible manner and to ensure that they are optimally managed,” says Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group. In line with this sentiment, Endress+Hauser also offers reliable on-site calibration to save time, cost and effort for our customers.
Strong presence in the Middle East
The new calibration and training center is part of the Group’s strategy. Globally active, Endress+Hauser is continuously expanding its international footprint. For almost two decades Endress+Hauser was represented in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by a local representative, Anasia Industrial Agencies. To optimize customer support in the region, Endress+Hauser entered into a joint venture with Anasia in 2012, enabling the group to be directly present and close to the customers in the region. Endress+Hauser Saudi Arabia currently has 50 employees. The goal of the new investment is to strengthen the Group’s presence in the important Saudi Arabian market, as well as across the entire Middle East.
This article is written by Endress+Hauser