New Automation Technology
Beckhoff implements open automation systems using proven PC-based control technology. The main areas that the product range covers are industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology, automation software as well as control cabinet-free automation. Product ranges that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and mutually compatible control system are available for all sectors. Our New Automation Technology stands for universal and industry-independent control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a large variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building control.
PC-based control technology
Since Beckhoff’s foundation in 1980, the development of innovative products and solutions on the basis of PC-based control technology has been the foundation of the company's continued success. We recognized many standards in automation technology that are taken for granted today at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market as innovations. Beckhoff’s philosophy of PC-based control as well as the invention of the Lightbus system and automation software are milestones in automation technology and have proven themselves as powerful alternatives to traditional control technology. , the real-time Ethernet solution, provides a powerful and future-oriented technology for a new generation of control concepts.
Beckhoff Automation at a glance
- 2021 global sales: €1.182 billion (+28%)
- Headquarters: Verl, Germany
- Managing owner: Hans Beckhoff
- Employees worldwide: 5,000
- Engineers: 1,900
- Subsidiaries/representative offices worldwide: 40
- Sales offices in Germany: 24
- Representatives worldwide: >75
Worldwide presence on all continents
The corporate headquarters of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG in Verl, Germany, is the site of the central departments such as development, production, administration, sales, marketing, support and service. Beckhoff’s presence in the international market is guaranteed by its subsidiaries. Beckhoff is represented in more than 75 countries by worldwide cooperation partners.
Beckhoff has been represented in Australia since 2000, and in 2006 founded its own head office and warehouse in Melbourne. The first sales office in Sydney was established in 2011 and is now the National Engineering Hub responsible for project implementation. Beckhoff’s Managing Director, Nick Psahoulias, has been with the company since 2006 and now leads a dedicated team of sales, technical and application support professionals to fulfill your automation requirements. With expertise in general manufacturing, machine building and mining, as well as an extensive range of products, we are sure to have the right solution for you. Beckhoff offers next-day delivery for all stocked items, and our proficient sales team is here to help. Technical training can be offered in our training centers or at your site, to offer you the greatest flexibility and confidence to undertake your own projects.