December 2012: The sensor specialist, position measurement expert and industrial networking supplier Balluff from Neuhausen a. d. F. has marked the opening the new headquarters of its subsidiary, Balluff Mexico, with a small ceremony. Located in the extremely energy-efficient new building are not only the local administration offices, but also development, marketing, sales and the distribution center. It also houses a modern training center for conducting training courses as well as facilities for technical support. The new building became necessary due to the rapid increase in the number of employees in recent years, which has reached a new all-time high of 64 direct workplaces and 105 indirect workplaces.
With the doubling of its spatial capacity, Balluff Mexico is ideally prepared for future challenges. Balluff Mexico is strategically located in the middle of the Mexican automotive cluster in the center of the country in the immediate vicinity of important customers, the large automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. Other reasons for the choice of location included the qualified workforce, the level of the local education system, the good security situation and the high quality of life.
The innovative building design of the Balluff subsidiary in Querétaro meets the latest environmental standards, was designed for minimal energy consumption and also uses regenerative energy sources. All rooms are equipped with energy-saving LED lights. To make maximum use of the available sunlight, a lighting system is installed in the warehouse that uses special "daylight tubes" to direct an adequate amount of daylight into the interior while simultaneously keeping out harmful UV light and the high temperatures of the outside air. A solar thermal system covers all warm water needs.
As a leading, globally active sensor specialist and connectivity provider with more than 2,450 employees, the Balluff Group offers a complete line of highquality sensors, position measurement systems, RFID systems and industrial networking solutions for all areas of factory automation. The company has ben family-run for four generations and invests a high percentage of its revenue in research and development.
It has production and development locations as well as 54 subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. High delivery reliability and short distances to the customers are a matter of course. Production takes place not only at the company headquarters in Neuhausen a. d. Fildern near Stuttgart, but also in modern production facilities in Hungary, Switzerland, USA, Brazil and China.