Beckhoff increases turnover to 278 Million Euros in 2008
Beckhoff Automation also expanded its global sales network last year by founding new subsidiaries in Slovenia and Turkey. Beckhoff is now represented worldwide in over 60 countries by 23 subsidiary companies and distributors. The export share of total turnover for Germany-based Beckhoff was 44 percent in 2008.
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation, expressed satisfaction with these numbers. We achieved very good results in 2008. Our PC-based control technology with decentralized I/O, software and drive technology all continue to be well received and have gained in market share, he said.
On account of the worldwide economic crisis that is affecting the entire automation industry, Beckhoff is not expecting growth in turnover in 2009, but certainly expects to win new projects and customers. In order to achieve these goals, we are continuing to expand our capacities in technology development, sales and marketing, Hans Beckhoff explained. As a technology and user-driven company, we can support our customers with better and less expensive solutions, particularly in times of crisis.
One example of this is the ultra fast XFC (eXtreme Fast Control) technology, which increases the reaction speeds of a machine controller by a factor of 10 compared to conventional market standards. This results in faster, more efficient machines that manufacture higher quality products while at the same time reducing materials and energy consumption. We are convinced that XFC technology will help make significant contributions toward further technological advances by maximizing economy and ecology through more efficient use of materials and energy resources, Hans Beckhoff concluded.
The international Beckhoff sales network will be expanded again in 2009 by strengthening existing business structures, founding new subsidiaries and acquiring new distributors.
Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoffs New Automation Technology product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.
- Posted in:
- Related Portals:
- Machine Safety, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO, Wireless Networks, Electrical & Control Panels, HMI & Operator Interfaces, Industrial Computers, Programmable Controllers, Embedded Automation, Sensors & Industrial I/O, Industrial Networks, Process Automation, Factory Automation
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and...
Mustard is featured in an online article—posted by PLASTICSTODAY—that promotes the presentation he will be giving next week at the Advanced...
On Robot to announce expansion into US market at Automate 2017
Officially launching to the North American market at Automate 2017 in April, On Robot’s two-finger RG2 grippers—available in both single and...
Helukabel announces completion of expanded German production plant
One of the project’s objectives was to consolidate global R&D activities into one location. The engineering center houses additional test and...
EU Horizon 2020 launches RobMoSys robotics software project
RobMoSys (Composable Models and Software for Robotics) is an €8 million Innovation Action involving 9 partners from 5 countries and will be...
SME Education Foundation partners with NASA Hunch to advance high school manufacturing education
This new collaboration is designed to attract and introduce more high school students to career opportunities in the industry and prepare them to...
Adams Group chooses Inductive Automation's Ignition for SCADA in vegetable oil plant
For supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) in its vegetable oil and grain plants, Adams uses Ignition by Inductive Automation. Ignition...
Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system
For more than a decade, the company’s 305,000-square-foot production facility in Hammond, Wisconsin, had been experiencing voltage sags several...
OPC UA - The Top 10 Considerations for Developers
By Arun Ananthampalayam, Honeywell Process Solutions
Whether you are a tool builder or an application developer – if your software needs to...
Micro-Epsilon's displacement measurement sensors to be used in European telescope project
The European Southern Observatory based in Garching, Germany, is relying on displacement measurement systems from Micro-Epsilon for a project to...
Seeq to present with Bristol Myers Squibb and Devon Energy at OSIsoft User Conference
The presentations will speak of the benefits Seeq customers are realizing in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and...