Process automation company acquires mobile device manufacturer
Pepperl+Fuchs, a process automation and applications company has purchased ecom instruments of Germany, which produces cell phones, smartphones, and tablets designed specifically for hazardous areas. The move is intended to expand Pepperl+Fuchs’ plans to accelerate the rate of new developments in technology and products. Many of the products from ecom are rated for Zone 1/21, Division 1 hazardous areas or Zone 2/22, Division 2 areas. Additional products include PDAs, cameras and beacons. They are designed for chemical and petrochemical process automation, the pharmaceutical industry, oil and gas exploration, mining and energy and environmental technologies. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs, said that the acquisition is intended to help them as they look to market the company in explosion protection technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
– Edited from a Pepperl+Fuchs press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering process safety stories.