Frost & Sullivan presents Endress+Hauser, a leading global supplier in process measurement and automation, with its 2000 Market Engineering Product Line Strategy Award for demonstrating great insight into customer needs and product demands in the flow sensor market.

To select the award recipient, a Frost & Sullivan analyst team tracks all end-user requirements and market dynamics within the industry. This process includes interviewing suppliers, end-users and industry experts. Additionally, the product lines of each market participant are compared with customer base demands, and the award is presented to the top-ranking supplier.

According to a new strategic Frost & Sullivan study, "World Flow Sensor Markets," a newer generation of flow technologies, which includes ultrasonic, vortex and mass flow sensors, is experiencing promising growth rates. These flowmeters are more user-friendly, have broad areas of application and demonstrate clear reductions in flowmeter life cycle costs.

Over the last few years, Endress+Hauser has grown to become a major player in the flow sensor market. In 1999, with double-digit market shares in the vortex, coriolis and electromagnetic flowmeter markets, Endress+Hauser is ranked as one of the top two global manufacturers in each of these market segments.

"Endress+Hauser has identified flowmeter technologies with strong market positions," says Frost & Sullivan analyst Nelly Anderson. "The company offers traditional flowmeters such as differential pressure and electromagnetic, in addition to newer technologies such as coriolis, vortex and ultrasonic. This diverse product line has helped Endress+Hauser gain a strong position in the flow sensors market."

Hans-Klaus Ball, managing director of Endress+Hauser's flow business unit, says, "For the benefit of our customers, we have concentrated our resources on product and service innovations, and for this reason have been successful in our markets. We will continue with this strategy, since we strive to become simply the best."

About Endress+Hauser

The Endress+Hauser group, founded in 1953 by Georg H. Endress and Ludwig Hauser, is wholly-owned by the Endress family, and belongs to the top group of manufacturers of process measurement instruments and automation solutions for widely diversified industries world-wide (chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, water and waste water, pulp and paper, power). The group, with its head office located in Reinach, Switzerland, comprises 20 production companies in eight countries, and 36 wholly owned sales and service companies in 31 countries. In 1999, Endress+Hauser had net sales of CHF 1,080 million (EUR 675 million), and employed 5,711 people. In many industrial measurement instrument markets, the group is either market leader or one of the top suppliers worldwide. Skilled sales and services are dependably provided around the world.

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Frost & Sullivan, an international strategic market consulting and training firm, presents Market Engineering Awards to companies that demonstrate the diligence, perseverance, and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global marketing research and solution leader, with offices located worldwide: Silicon Valley, New York, San Antonio, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai.

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