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.
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
- 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
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.
Since 2010, Beckhoff has been represented in Malaysia with headquarters in Petaling Jaya. When sales figures continued to rise in parallel to the economic growth of the country, further offices were established in Penang and Kuching in 2012 and 2017, respectively. The team of Beckhoff Malaysia, led by managing director Daniel Tay, closely works with local OEMs in the factory and infrastructure automation markets to meet the needs of the automotive, electronics, medical, building automation, water treatment, energy, and other industries. Beckhoff Malaysia strengthens our global sales and support network by bringing the advantages of PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, the XTS and XPlanar systems, and other Beckhoff solutions to our customers in the Malaysian markets.