Investing in Industrial Communication
Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired the business of Comtrol Corporation, effective February 1st, 2019. Comtrol is a US-based manufacturer of industrial Ethernet communication and IO-Link gateway products. Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of sensor solutions and interface technologies that includes IO-Link masters and other industrial connectivity products.
To ensure that Comtrol customers will be able to source products and conduct business as usual, a new company, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc., has been established. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. remains located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With the integration of Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. into the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, Comtrol customers will benefit from the group’s global reach and gain access to additional automation technologies.
“An enhanced Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link product range will help our customers improve the flow of data from field devices to the control level and the cloud. Customers will be able to turn to a single, trusted partner to help develop their newest digital business processes,” says Reiner Müller, President of the Factory Automation division at Pepperl+Fuchs.