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Phoenix Contact takes over specialist for industrial communication technology

Phoenix Contact takes over specialist for industrial communication technology

Phoenix Contact is to take over Taiwanese company Etherwan System, a manufacturer for Ethernet communication technology in automation. The takeover enrichens the position of the Phoenix Contact Group in the area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, which was already strengthened by the take-over of the Canadian Perle Systems in 2016.

Etherwan was founded in California in 1996. The main site has been in New-Taipei in Taiwan for 20 years. Here, hardware components such as media converters and Ethernet switches for so-called hardened Ethernet solutions are developed, manufactured and sold by around 170 employees. Software is also included in the portfolio of the company.

Phoenix Contact and Etherwan have already been cooperating successfully for 15 years. The cooperation started with the development of a portfolio of products for the use of Ethernet in industrial communication. This successful cooperation will now be intensified in the joint undertaking in order to launch further product ranges acc. to the requirements of Industry 4.0 and to develop the competence centre of network technology of the Phoenix Contact Group together.

“Industrial communication is a key technology for the digitalisation”, says Roland Bent, CTO of Phoenix Contact. “Etherwan and Phoenix Contact complement each other perfectly with their different strengths in different markets and different industrial industries. Now, we have achieved a global appearance and product portfolio to effectively conquer further markets.”

 

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