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Pepperl+Fuchs has been in the industrial automation market since 1945. The history of Pepperl+Fuchs began when its founders Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs started a small radio studio in Mannheim (Germany) in late 1945. The founders followed the ideas of inventiveness, entrepreneurial foresight, and self-reliance aspiring to become leading manufacturers in electronic devices and industrial components. The expertise they gained was converted into fresh ideas, and they proceeded to fancy developing products for customers, with whom they have over the years developed strong relationships. Meeting with success very soon by means of its small radio repair shop novelty, the company expanded into other electronic production equipment. That is to say, they invented the proximity switch, which served as the breakpoint of the company’s success story.
Today, Pepperl+Fuchs is a reputable, progressive company offering a vast product selection of components for the industrial automation market. Pepperl+Fuchs has achieved worldwide recognition as a producer of industrial sensors and data transmission systems. More than that, the company is well-known for being an innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. More than 8,000 products of the company are specially developed to suit the application in various industries of mechanical engineering, material handling technology, automotive industry, printing machines, and even more.
At the moment, the company is represented by two divisions, each of which has its specialization in the field of automation:
· Division Factory Automation - sensors (inductive, ultrasonic, optical, capacitive, magnetic, including products to be applied in hazardous areas), encoders, linear motion measurement systems, RF and optical identification devices, equipment for industrial networks IO-Link, AS-Interface, etc.
· Process Automation - specializes in the production of intrinsically safe barriers and a variety of signal converters, HART protocol-based devices, wireless networking devices, intrinsically safe mobile devices, explosion-proof electrical equipment, etc.
Pepperl+Fuchs develops products in five technology centres with production being established in 6 factories around the globe: Germany, USA, Singapore, Hungary, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The company’s manufacturing stations are ISO 9001 certified as well as ISO 14001 and ISO 80079-34 by means of not only proving the company’s advancement in regard to processes and technology but also in pursuance of increasing customers’ trust. Pepperl+Fuchs has over 6,300 employees worldwide with more than 80 branches and representative offices on six continents.