Automation is instrumental to Endress + Hauser Holding's measured success. The family-owned company makes instrumentation and measurement systems that monitor flow, pressure, and temperature. Customers use its equipment for various applications, including food, chemical, water, and petroleum production. Along with its products, the company offers consulting, training, and repair services. The company operates through more than 30 locations throughout the world. Three-fifths of sales are in Europe. Endress + Hauser was founded in 1953 by engineer Georg H. Endress and banker Ludwig Hauser. The Endress family has had sole ownership of the company since 1975. CEO Klaus Endress is the son of the co-founder.