Detmold, Germany-based electronics specialist Weidmüller Group has acquired the team and assets of Emphatec Inc. of Markham, ON. Weidmüller extends its portfolio, especially when it comes to PLC migration and C1D2 (Class 1 Division 2) solutions, the company says.
Emphatec and Weidmüller have had an extensive collaboration over decades. Emphatec specialized in the engineering of customized connectivity solutions for the process industry, including hazardous areas.
“It’s an ideal fit — Weidmüller’s global sales and marketing resources and extensive product offering alongside Emphatec’s innovative process automation focused products,” says Don Robinson, former owner Emphatec Inc., now director of Klippon Engineering Canada.
Klippon Engineering was established by Weidmüller in 2021 and is responsible for a worldwide network of engineering and service expertise for the process industry. With its own sales team, application experts, affiliated production and assembly sites, product and application-specific solutions will be developed, certified, and implemented in the future.
“With our concentrated experience from six decades, we are at our customers’ side as a competent partner in numerous areas of the process industry. We are strengthening our commitment in a growth market, in keeping with our tradition and history, and are positioning ourselves for future requirements”, says Timo Berger, chief sales officer of the Weidmüller Group.
“Our customers can benefit from a new global competence centre as an extension of the large range portfolio of Klippon Engineering. We are proud to finally call the former Emphatec experts our team members now,“ explains Jonathan Lane, managing director Klippon Engineering UK Ltd.
“We are confident that the acquisition will push Weidmüller’s market position and business even further and are looking forward to a continuous trustful cooperation with our business partners.”