Pepperl+Fuchs took over Ecom instruments GmbH, one of the worlds market leaders for mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas. The company domiciled at Assamstadt/Germany achieved their position by developing explosion proof cell phones, 4G smartphones and tablets. With this Pepperl+Fuchs complements the portfolio and the know-how in explosion protection with mobile solutions.
“In Ecom instruments we found an industry pioneer with 15% growth rate lately who, for decades, proved and strengthened his technology leadership in mobile explosion protection and now complements our offering with a competitive portfolio reaching far into the future”, Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of the Pepperl+Fuchs group, said. “Besides the expanded product portfolio we can see new opportunities arising along the entire value added chain. We can consequently generate new solutions around the complex of Industrie 4.0”.