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Beckhoff opens Milwaukee office

July 20, 2021
New facility to strengthen Great Lakes area business development, supports automation innovation across industries and has a focus on freshwater conservation technologies

Beckhoff Automation officially opened its office in downtown Milwaukee inside the Global Water Center after a yearlong delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The office is housed in the same building as water-stewardship nonprofit The Water Council (TWC), of which Beckhoff is a member, and it provides new opportunities for the manufacturer of PC-based automation to directly interact with its growing customer base in Wisconsin. The 3,660-square-foot facility includes space for sales, engineering, support and training, and has access to additional common area meeting spaces and a unique water test lab.

The Milwaukee office is another key footprint expansion for Beckhoff in the Midwest region and will help support business development and increase market share across all industries, the company says. For expanding in Wisconsin and championing smart manufacturing technology, Beckhoff received an award from SelectUSA, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Located amidst the Great Lakes, water and wastewater processing is a particularly important industry for the local Beckhoff team, with one prominent water treatment customer, North Shore Water Commission, mere miles away. As a member of TWC, Beckhoff shares the mission of promoting innovation in freshwater technology to address critical water challenges, and sharing an office building helps facilitate open collaboration with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and other members.

“The new Milwaukee office offers Beckhoff a home base in Wisconsin to expand our engineering, sales and support services, and provides training opportunities for new and existing customers across the state,” said Jake Schieffer, Midwest Region Manager for Beckhoff Automation LLC. “This location in the Global Water Center shows our commitment to delivering leading-edge automation and controls technologies not just for machine builders and manufacturers, but also for process industry customers, particularly in water and wastewater treatment.”

In addition to the expansion in Milwaukee, Beckhoff is opening new U.S. facilities in 2021 in or near Denver, Houston and Orlando. Along with its U.S. headquarters in the Minneapolis area, Beckhoff maintains numerous regional offices in key metropolitan areas across North America. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Beckhoff Canada maintains regional offices in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Beckhoff Mexico was established in 2019 in Mexico City.

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