Beckhoff Automation, Savage, Minn., expanded its footprint in the Northeast region with new offices in Boston and Philadelphia. Both locations, strategically selected based on growing customer demands and market share in these areas, will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. New automation technology showrooms will also offer hands-on experiences with Beckhoff hardware and software for engineers and business leaders.

The Philadelphia Technology Center in Wayne, Pa., location comprises about 5,000 square feet while the Burlington, Mass., sales and support office occupies 3,500 square feet. Sizable training rooms at each office will offer numerous educational opportunities for 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,” says Graham Harris, East Region manager. “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).”

“Beckhoff has become a go-to solutions provider for high-tech companies in the Northeast and beyond, whether they are new start-ups looking for leading-edge solutions or established industry leaders migrating from outmoded architectures,“ says Doug Schuchart, material handling and intralogistics manager based at the Philadelphia office.

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, Fla., as well as Mexico City and Vancouver, B.C., Canada.