Beckhoff Automation Opens New Regional Offices in Atlanta and Seattle Areas

MINNEAPOLIS, November 1, 2005 - Answering to the company's rapidly building momentum, Beckhoff Automation today announced the opening of two new regional offices in Duluth, Ga. And Bellevue, Wash. Both offices will serve as regional centers for Beckhoff customer training and for direct sales and application support. Both offices are strategically located to best serve Beckhoff's rapidly growing Southern and Northwestern regions.

"Beckhoff Automation has reached a point in the US where regional technical centers for sales and support are absolutely necessary to support our growing customer base," said Graham Harris, President, Beckhoff Automation. "While we'll continue to grow rapidly throughout 2006, Beckhoff is now far better positioned to meet our customers' application and support needs."

These new openings make a total of four technical centers for Beckhoff Automation in the US - Minneapolis, San Diego, Atlanta and Seattle

areas. Beckhoff Canada was also formally established as an official subsidiary company recently with its center located in Guelph, Ontario.

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Media Contact:
Shane Novacek
Beckhoff Automation LLC.
Phone: 952-808-6515
Fax: 952-890-2888


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