A story of growth of a temperature sensors and accessories business

A one man business in 1969 owned by Edgar Haywood was purchased in 1981 by friends Melvyn Bellis, Denis Graham and Willie van Zyl who started to shape and build what would ultimately grow to be the international business that it is today. Whilst many customers and associates may be aware of its humble beginnings and operation as a small 22 person company, some may not be aware that it is now part of a multi-billion rand international group ranking as one of the largest privately owned instrumentation suppliers in the world. A ‘must read’ success story!


Take note

  • A small company formed in South Africa in 1969 has become an integral part of an international company.
  • A significant element of Endress+Hauser’s manufacturing concept has been the establishment of local manufacturing centres.
  • An Associated Production Centre based on a ‘going local’ concern, provides clear benefits.


Published as:

From garage business to modern factory

By C Gimson, Endress+Hauser

Electricity+Control, November 2011 (pgs 82 -84)

Email:  chris.gimson@pyrotemp.co.za