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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 2019. Status: April 2020
Sales from 1980 through 2019. Status: April 2020

Beckhoff Automation at a glance

  • 2019 worldwide sales: €903 million (-1%)
  • Headquarters: Verl, Germany
  • Managing owner: Hans Beckhoff
  • Employees worldwide: 4,350
  • Engineers: 1,750
  • Subsidiaries/representative offices worldwide: 39
  • Sales offices in Germany: 23
  • 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 United Kingdom

Beckhoff is represented in the UK by it’s own office since 2009. Stephen Hayes, the Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation Ltd. started his journey with Beckhoff as an official distributor in 1994 which continued on to become an offical Beckhoff Automation subsidiary in 2009.

The headquarters of our UK subsidiary is located in Henley-on-Thames. Our Glasgow office was added in 2013, followed by Huntingdon in 2016 and Rotherham in 2019.

Training facilities are located at both Glasgow and Huntingdon offices and remote staff can be found spread out accross the UK in order to fulfil customer needs quickly and reliably.