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Beckhoff Automation

New Automation Technology

Beckhoff implements open automation systems using PC-based control technology. The product spectrum comprises these main areas: Industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Product series are available for all areas, which can be used as individual components or function collectively as a complete, harmonized control system. Our New Automation Technology philosophy stands for universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of applications ranging from CNC machine tools to intelligent building automation systems.

C60xx | Ultra-compact Industrial PCs
C60xx | Ultra-compact Industrial PCs

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 TwinCAT automation software are milestones in automation technology and have proven themselves as powerful alternatives to traditional control technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet solution, provides a powerful and future-oriented technology for a new generation of control concepts.

Sales from 1980 through 2020. Status: April 2021
Sales from 1980 through 2020. Status: April 2021

Beckhoff Automation at a glance

  • 2020 worldwide sales: €923 million (+2%)
  • Headquarters: Verl, Germany
  • Managing owner: Hans Beckhoff
  • Employees worldwide: 4,500
  • Engineers: 1,900
  • Subsidiaries/representative offices worldwide: 39
  • Sales offices in Germany: 22
  • Representatives worldwide: >75

Beckhoff branches and representations worldwide Status: April 2020
Beckhoff branches and representations worldwide Status: April 2020

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.

A detailed overview of our worldwide locations is available here.

Beckhoff Australia

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.