Beckhoff opens Houston office for process industry solutions

July 16, 2021

Beckhoff Automation LLC reported June 24 that it's opened its new Process Industry Technical Center in Houston, Texas, to solidify its presence in the process industry and better serve high-tech customers. Because the U.S. oil and gas and petrochemical markets are centered in Houston, Beckhoff staff at its technical center will include sales and application engineering, training and management personnel focused on the process industry. This initiative will also bolster service to the company’s growing customer base in the region. 

Located on the city’s west side inside the Town Centre One building, Beckhoff's new Houston office gives it about 8,700 square feet of floor space, including a state-of-the-art automation showroom, with technologies geared toward oil and gas production, refining and delivery, as well as alternative energy solutions. However, its increased support for sales, engineering, training and seminars will benefit Beckhoff's customers in all industries, including metalworking, biomedical, aerospace, packaging and intra-logistics and others. 

“Our new Houston office helps Beckhoff continue to meet the increasing demand for innovative automation technologies. This is especially important for companies in the process industries looking for new ways to boost competitiveness,” says Jesse Hill, process industry manager at Beckhoff. “Along with a growing portfolio of explosion-proof CPX multi-touch control panels and intrinsically safe ELX EtherCAT I/O options, Beckhoff enables fast, intuitive and secure communication from Zone 0 all the way to the cloud. As a member of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) and the Water Council, we'll continue to deliver market-leading solutions that answer the industry’s toughest challenges.”

In addition to its expansion in Houston, Beckhoff is opening new U.S. facilities in 2021 in or near Denver, Milwaukee and Orlando. Along with its U.S. headquarters in the Minneapolis area, Beckhoff maintains regional offices in key metropolitan areas across North America. For example, 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.