Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Walsall Limited

January 26, 2010 - Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired Walsall Ltd., a company incorporated in the United Kingdom. With this acquisition, the company expands its already robust Process Automation Division to include expertise in the development and manufacture of electromechanical equipment for use in hazardous areas.

“By combining the product and manufacturing strengths of Walsall with the process automation expertise and sales network of Pepperl+Fuchs, this vertical integration will allow us to respond to our customers’ requirements faster and with more comprehensive components and solutions,” says David Hohenstein, Pepperl+Fuchs Department Manager – Hardware & Marketing.

Walsall is headquartered in the West Midlands region of England and specializes in the development, certification and production of electromechanical products for use in hazardous areas. The company’s hundred plus year heritage dates back to the early days of Walsall Conduits PLC, which once dominated the world in electromechanical explosion protection equipment.

Walsall’s main products are based around enclosures in the increased safety, intrinsic safety and flameproof protection classes with approvals for the integration of a wide range of electrical apparatus. Enclosures are available in a variety of materials, including:
  • Stainless and mild steel
  • Fiberglass reinforced plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Cast metal

    All product ranges are certified for combined use where more complex system solutions are required. As a complement to the core products, other product ranges, which can all be used in hazardous areas, include:
  • Lighting
  • Signaling equipment
  • Emergency shutdown equipment
  • Installation accessories such as
  • Cable glands
  • Thread conversion adaptors
  • Stopping plugs
  • Breather drain devices

    About Pepperl+Fuchs
    With over 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries, Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of robust solutions to varied process automation markets and applications. Pepperl+Fuchs is the market leader for intrinsic safety interfaces and hazardous location equipment, and also specializes in fieldbus, HART interfacing, purge and pressurization, surge suppression, power supplies, remote I/O, signal conditioning, industrial HMI displays and interfaces, electromechanical equipment, level sensing and corrosion monitoring solutions.