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Key people
Dr.-Ing. Gunther Kegel, Werner Guthier, Mehmet Hatiboglu
ProductsFactory Automation, Process Automation
Revenue670 million EUR (2018)
Number of employees
6,200 (2018)

Pepperl+Fuchs is a worldwide company with its headquarters in Mannheim, Germany. The company manufactures products for fabrication and process automation and is specialized in sensor manufacturing, for example sensors which are used in automatic doors in elevators..

Pepperl+Fuchs was founded in 1945 by Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs as a radio repair shop. By 1948, Pepperl+Fuchs was expanding into other electronic production, leading to the development of the first proximity switch in 1958 and the first transistor amplifier with an intrinsically safe control circuit.

Pepperl+Fuchs has progressed in the development in areas such as sensing technology, intrinsic safety, and explosion protection technology. Now the company has nearly 6,200 employees worldwide with more than 80 foreign subsidiaries on six continents and manufacturing facilities in Germany, USA, Singapore, Hungary, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Aerial view of the headquarder Pepperl+Fuchs in Mannheim(Germany)

One Company- Two Divisions[edit]

The Factory Automation Division is a manufacturer of industrial sensors designed to address specific market needs on a global basis. It makes a range of inductive, capacitive, photoelectric, and ultrasonic sensors as well as identification systems, barcode and camera systems, rotary encoders, position measurement systems, cordsets, and other accessories. -

The Process Automation Division claims to be the market leader in intrinsically safe explosion protection components and protection of hazardous area applications.[citation needed]


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