Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Comtrol Corporation

By Chantal Polsonetti

Acquisition or Partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired the business of Comtrol Corporation.  Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of Sensorik4.0 sensor solutions and interface technologies that includes AS-Interface, IO-Link masters, and industrial connectivity. Expanding its offering of Ethernet communication products and field-interfacing devices ties into Pepperl+Fuchs’ Industry 4.0 strategy and will allow the company to provide even more solutions that close the gap between field devices and the control level.  Pepperl+Fuchs solutions include inductive, ultrasonic, and photoelectric sensing, RFID, and industrial networking.

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.

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.

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