Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, established in 1980, is an internationally company with global headquarters in Verl, Westphalia, Germany - with a focus on new automation technology. As the pioneer of global automation technology, Beckhoff defines many standards in the field of automation, and is the promoter of international standards. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. After 40 years of development and efforts Beckhoff is now represented worldwide in over 70 countries by 30 subsidiary companies and distributors.