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Continuation of Comtrol’s Industrial Communication Legacy

January 30, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2019--Comtrol Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, and a pioneer in industrial Ethernet communication and IO-Link gateway products known for its RocketPort® product family, among others, is proud to announce as of February 1, 2019, it will join the Factory Automation Division of Pepperl+Fuchs, and will be known as Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol will continue its presence in Minneapolis and will begin to increase its headcount in 2019.

“Comtrol thanks it’s loyal customers for their support and business over the past 38 years. We look forward to continuing our great technology leadership and innovation in serial, ethernet and IO-Link solutions. Comtrol is excited to join Pepperl+Fuchs in creating new IoT and Industry 4.0 innovations, enabling sensor data visibility to cloud solutions,” says Bradford Beale, President of Comtrol Corporation.

Pepperl+Fuchs, a leading developer of industrial automation technology, is acquiring Comtrol Corporation to complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of Sensorik4.0® sensor solutions and interface technologies that includes AS-Interface, IO-Link masters, and industrial connectivity. Expanding its offering of Ethernet communication products and field-interfacing devices ties into Pepperl+Fuchs’ Industry 4.0 strategy and will allow the company to provide even more solutions that close the gap between field devices and the control level.

“An enhanced Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link product range will help our customers improve the flow of data from field devices to the control level and the cloud. Customers will be able to turn to a single, trusted partner to help develop their newest digital business processes,” says Reiner Müller, President of the Factory Automation Division at Pepperl+Fuchs.

About Comtrol Corporation

For more than 35 years, Comtrol Corporation manufactures and provides quality networking and industrial data communication products, specializing in industrial Ethernet and device connectivity. With representation across North America, EMEA, Asia and Latin America, Comtrol sells RocketLinx ® industrial grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, IO-Link Master industrial gateways, DeviceMaster ® Ethernet device servers and gateways and RocketPort ® multiport serial cards. Comtrol establishes solutions for a wide range of security, energy, industrial automation and traffic and transportation applications. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at +1 763-957-6000 or visit www.comtrol.com

About Pepperl+Fuchs

The medium-sized family-owned company Pepperl+Fuchs is counted among the leading companies in industrial sensors and explosion protection.

Industrial Sensors —With the invention of the industrial inductive proximity sensor in 1958, the company set a milestone in the history of automation technology. The target markets are machine builders, the automotive industry, handling and warehousing systems, pulp+paper, packing machines, doors, gates+elevators, mobile equipment and renewable energies. The division offers customized sensor solutions such as inductive and photoelectric proximity sensors, ultrasonic sensors, rotary encoders, RFID-systems, data matrix readers, vision sensors and laser devices.

Explosion Protection —The division Process Automation is world-market leader in the field of explosion protection in hazardous areas by intrinsic safety. Furthermore, the division offers large varieties of application-oriented system solutions for process industries. The portfolio consists of analog isolation barriers, fieldbus topology systems, remote I/O systems, HART interfaces, level control sensors, purge systems, HMI devices, electrical explosion protection equipment as well as power supplies and signaling devices.

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CONTACT: Jordan Prindle

Marketing Specialist

+1 763.957.6000

public.relations@comtrol.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE INTERNET NETWORKS

SOURCE: Comtrol Corporation

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