Pepperl+Fuchs, a globally leading company in explosion protection by intrinsic safety and in industrial sensors, announced the acquisition of ecom instruments GmbH, the world market leader for mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas. The company domiciled at Assamstadt/Germany achieved their position as technology leaders 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 percent 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” said Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of the Pepperl+Fuchs group.
“Besides the expanded product portfolio we can see new opportunities arising along the entire value added chain”, added Kegel.