Spirit of innovation results in more patents

Endress+Hauser, a provider of measurement and automation technology, has traditionally placed a high value on research and development. Employees who make significant contributions to a patent filing are invited to an annual Innovators’ Meeting. Patents with particularly high business impact are recognised with special awards. This year’s event was held in mid-April in Denzlingen near Freiburg, Germany. The company submitted 261 patent applications in 2017, and now owns a total of 7479 active property rights around the world. In 2017 the group once again invested more than 7% of sales in research and development.

With 261 patent filings, as well as 467 approved patents, the company again saw innovation at a high level. Many of the developments stemmed from liquid analysis, level and flow measurement technologies. Apart from the extensive research and development activities, close cooperation with select universities and research institutes is another factor that helps the company maintain a high level of innovation.

Contact Natlee Chetty, Endress+Hauser, Tel 011 262-8007, natlee.chetty@za.endress.com



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