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, control cabinet-free automation, and hardware for machine vision. 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 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.
Beckhoff Automation at a glance
- 2022 global sales: €1.515 billion (+28%)
- Headquarters: Verl, Germany
- Managing owner: Hans Beckhoff
- Employees worldwide: 5,680
- Engineers: 2,200
- 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.
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.