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Working at a leading tech company

Beckhoff as an employer

Innovation is our passion

Automation technology plays a major role in today’s world because it ensures progress in almost all areas of life – from energy generation, building automation and classical mechanical engineering to medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. In stage and theater technology it makes spectacular shows possible, and in process technology our products allow engineers to implement intrinsically safe equipment concepts. These are just a few areas in which our technology is being used. Our employees constantly come up with new inventions and innovations. They are the foundation of our success and ensure that we can grow in a healthy and sustainable manner. While Beckhoff is known all over the world as a technology leader in PC-based control technology, we never forget our deep roots in our home region of Eastern Westphalia.

We are the global technology leader in PC-based technology

In the mid-1980s, PC-based control from Beckhoff revolutionized the automation market, which was dominated by conventional programmable logic controllers at the time. We have been known for trailblazing developments that quickly established themselves as standards ever since. Our product spectrum of industrial PCs, I/O components, drive technology, automation and safety, all of which open up an unlimited range of exciting fields for our employees, enables our customers to successfully implement future-oriented concepts in application control and automation, placing them a critical step ahead of their competitors at all times.

We offer jobs that will be there in the future

Automation is a future-proof market because it plays an ever-increasing role in a rapidly changing world. Our customers, who range from small and medium-sized companies to giant enterprises, operate in a wide range of industries, which makes us crisis-proof and independent as a business. As an economically sound global player that grows consistently, harmoniously and organically using its own resources, we offer our employees secure jobs with broad development opportunities and the ability to take on responsibility and play an active role in shaping our company.

We are a family-managed business

Our corporate culture, which is strongly influenced by our founder and managing owner Hans Beckhoff, is characterized by open interaction and a family-oriented atmosphere in which work is fun. Addressing each other by first names affirms our team spirit and underscores the friendly and respectful way in which we deal with each other. The result is a working atmosphere that makes everyone comfortable. It should therefore come as no surprise that we have a very stable team and that many employees stay with us for their entire professional career once they have decided to join Beckhoff.

We believe in trust

Trust reduces complexity – that’s the motto based on which managing director Hans Beckhoff runs his family-owned company. To allow innovative ideas to blossom, our employees have the freedom they need to develop and contribute their skills in accordance with their personal interests and capabilities. Uncomplicated procedures and flat hierarchies make our everyday work easier and more efficient.

We train talent

Beckhoff has always been characterized by its employees’ passion for technology, openness to innovation, creativity, and willingness to perform. All our employees get the opportunity to advance their knowledge and become true experts in their respective field of interest. These values we also want to convey to our next generation of specialists, which is why we began already in the 1980s to train people in various technical and commercial fields. And as of 2010 we have also been offering work-integrated study programs in engineering in cooperation with the Gütersloh Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld.

We accept responsibility for the community and the environment

Environmental protection and sustainability are important to us. Automation technology contributes to social progress by helping companies to manufacture goods in a resource- and energy-efficient manner. We also continuously improve our own manufacturing facilities and office buildings as well as our everyday operations to make them more sustainable and energy-efficient. We even help nature by keeping our own beehives. And to compensate for the kind of CO2 emissions which are unavoidable, we support the myclimate gGmbH organization. These are just two examples of our diverse commitment to a more sustainable world.