Company Profile

Company: Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc.
Global Headquarters: Mannheim, Germany
Year Founded: 1945
Chief Executive Officer: Gunther Kegel, Ph.D.

Sectors: Industrial Sensors & Explosion Protection
2015 Global Sales: $590 Million USD
Employees Worldwide: 5700

Employees in North America: 300
Established in North America: 1983
PA Executive Vice President: Jim Bolin
FA Executive Vice President: Bob Smith

Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. - A Success Story


1945Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs found Pepperl+Fuchs
1958P+F invents the first inductive proximity sensor
1973First foreign subsidiary is established in England
1979First subsidiary outside Europe in established in Singapore
1983USA headquarters is opened in Twinsburg, Ohio
1991Company splits into two divisions: Factory Automation and Process Automation
1996Acquisition of Hohner Elektrotechnik KG
1997PLAMET Kft. founded in Hungary to supply plastic and metal parts
2000Acquisition of Visolux-Elektronik GmbH
Acquisition of the proximity and photoelectric product lines from Honeywell Micro Switch
Acquisition of Elcon Instruments
Start manufacturing in Bintan/Indonesia
2003Acquisition of purge and pressurization systems from Bebco Industries EPS
2004Acquisition of Data Matrix Code products from Omnitron AG
2005Acquisition of EXTEC Oesterle GmbH
2006Acquisition of the intrinsically safe business unit from Cooper Crouse-Hinds GmbH
Acquisition the SAS business from OJ Electronics
Acquisition of VMT Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH
2008Houston Texas Sales office for the Process Automation Division opened
2010Acquisition of Siemens ultrasonic sensor business
2013Acquisition of Govan Industries
Houston Texas Solution Engineering Center (SEC) office opened
2015Acquisition of MACTek Corp.
Acquisition of Walsall Ltd.
Acquisition of Petroleum Safety Products
VMT office opened in Alabama
2016Acquisition of ecom instruments GmbH
2017Katy Texas US Distribution Center (UDC) opened