New Automation Technology

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.

Beckhoff North America

Beckhoff Automation North America serves one of the largest industrial markets in the world, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. Headed by Aurelio Banda, President, Beckhoff Automation LLC, this subsidiary has been aggressively winning North American market share with PC-based control technologies and EtherCAT systems. With regional sales and application engineers located throughout the continent, Beckhoff North America is well-positioned to provide best-in-class sales consultation, technical support, training and PC repair services to leading machine builders and manufacturers.
Beckhoff Automation has seven regional offices in North America: the Savage, Minn. North American headquarters (Minneapolis area); Woodridge, Ill. (Chicago area); Charlotte, NC; Mechanicsburg, PA; San Diego, Calif.; Mill Creek, Wash. (Seattle area); and Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto area). Service in Mexico is handled by Beckhoff distributor, Integra Automation in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Beckhoff Automation

Headquarters Verl, Germany

679 million € (+9.5 %)
Turnover 2016
3,350
Staff worldwide
34
Subsidiaries/
Branch Offices worldwide
18
Sales/Technical Offices/
Germany
more than 75
Distributors worldwide
Turnover development 

Turnover development

Worldwide presence on all continents
Worldwide presence on all continents

The central divisions of Beckhoff, such as development, production, administration, distribution, marketing, support and service are located at the Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG headquarters in Verl, Germany. Rapidly growing presence in the international market is taking place through subsidiaries. Through worldwide co-operation with partners, Beckhoff is represented in more than 75 countries.

PC-based control technology
PC-based control technology

Since the foundation of the company in 1980, continuous development of innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology has been the basis for the continued success of Beckhoff. Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market. The Beckhoff PC Control philosophy and the invention of the Lightbus system, the Bus Terminals and TwinCAT automation software represent milestones in automation technology and have become accepted as high-performance alternatives to traditional control technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet solution, makes forward-looking, high-performance technology available for a new generation of leading edge control concepts.