• 29 new Beckhoff apprentices start an exciting career in 2020

    29 new Beckhoff apprentices start an exciting career in 2020

    On August 3, 2020, 29 apprentices started their professional future at the Verl-based automation specialist with an official welcome from Managing Director Hans Beckhoff. With these new additions, the company currently employs a total of 100 apprentices. “As the world‘s leading manufacturer of PC-based control technology, Beckhoff Automation offers young people a dynamic working environment with exciting future prospects,” says Hans Beckhoff.
  • Beckhoff Rhein-Ruhr opens new office in Aachen

    Beckhoff Rhein-Ruhr opens new office in Aachen

    In order to further consolidate its sales territory in western Germany, Beckhoff Rhein-Ruhr opened an office in Monheim three and a half years ago in addition to the Moers branch. Last year, the establishment of a further location in Aachen started. After almost a year, the expansion of the premises in the strong economic region and exciting university landscape has been completed.
  • EtherCAT: Open Beckhoff technology sets record with 3,000 vendor IDs

    EtherCAT: Open Beckhoff technology sets record with 3,000 vendor IDs

    Beckhoff introduced the EtherCAT real-time Ethernet system to the market in 2003 and disclosed its details within the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) the same year. The ultra-fast communication system has taken the automation world by storm ever since, says Thomas Rettig from Beckhoff – a fact that was underscored further when the ETG issued its 3,000th EtherCAT vendor ID in July 2020.
  • Dr. Karl Weber represents German Federal Ministry in top-level IEEE committee

    Dr. Karl Weber represents German Federal Ministry in top-level IEEE committee

    Dr. Karl Weber was appointed as official representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) to the Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) of IEEE. The committee advises the IEEE Standards Association and enables governments from all over the world to access and participate in the standardization processes of the IEEE.