Beckhoff Automation recently expanded its footprint in the Northeast region with new offices in Greater Boston and Philadelphia.
According to the company, both locations were selected based on growing customer demands and market share in these areas. Beckhoff hopes these new facilities will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. New Automation Technology showrooms at the two offices will also offer hands-on experiences with its hardware and software.
The Philadelphia Technology Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, comprises about 5,000 square feet.
The Boston-area sales and support office, located in Burlington, Massachusetts, occupies 3,500 square feet.
Training rooms at each office will offer educational opportunities for Beckhoff customers who want to increase their expertise in PC-based control, advanced motion control, mechatronics and EtherCAT industrial Ethernet technology.
"Increasingly in the Northeast, engineers and technology leaders across many industries are recognizing the advantages of PC-based automation from Beckhoff as a solution for smart factories, high-performance machines and innovative research labs," said Graham Harris, East Region Manager for Beckhoff Automation. "Our new office openings in this region, as well as throughout North America, respond to current and future demands for our innovative technologies, including IoT-enabled TwinCAT 3 automation software, highly deterministic EtherCAT with its upcoming gigabit expansion, scalable Industrial PCs and a portfolio of category defining motion control products such as the eXtended Transport System (XTS)."
In addition to expansions in Boston and Philadelphia, Beckhoff plans to open several new North American facilities in 2019 and 2020 in or near Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Milwaukee and Orlando, Florida, as well as Mexico City and Vancouver, B.C.