Endress+Hauser, a supplier of instrumentation designed to measure and monitor flow, pressure and temperature, opened a 48,000 ft2 regional logistics hub in Indianapolis, to boost fulfillment of customer orders.

In partnership with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Endress+Hauser will strengthen its logistics capabilities in terms of response time, throughput time and on-time delivery. The company, whose products are used in the food and beverage, oil and gas, chemical, wastewater and metals industries, already operates two regional logistics hubs in Germany for all of Europe and in China. An additional regional hub is currently being built in India.

“Our regional logistics hub in Indianapolis will continue in serving our mission of reliably supplying customers with measurement and automation technology,” said Oliver Blum, corporate director of supply chain at Endress+Hauser. “Our logistics system is an imperative link in the supply chain.”

The facility will primarily be used for cross-docking logistics, which includes shipping products from the manufacturer directly to the customer. For the U.S. sales company, the regional logistics hub will also assume the function of a warehouse from which key customers can be supplied quickly with standard products. The Indianapolis-based center also will bundle inbound orders from overseas locations and distribute them to their designated sites in North America.