Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Extec Oesterle GmbH

Pepperl+Fuchs announces the acquisition of Extec Oesterle GmbH. Based in Esslingen, Germany, Extec is a leading manufacturer of industrial PC components and visualization equipment used in hazardous locations, with a focus on equipment used for the human interface to automation systems in such locations...

TWINSBURG, OH, March 10, 2005 -- Pepperl+Fuchs announces the acquisition of Extec Oesterle GmbH. Based in Esslingen, Germany, Extec is a leading manufacturer of industrial PC components and visualization equipment used in hazardous locations, with a focus on equipment used for the human interface to automation systems in such locations.

"This acquisition allows Pepperl+Fuchs to provide both field and human interfaces for hazardous locations, and strengthens our position as a complete solutions provider to the process automation industry," says Jim Bolin, vice president of Pepperl+Fuchs' Process Automation division.

Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, Pepperl+Fuchs (www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs is the number one provider of hazardous area technology from intrinsic safety to purge and pressurization, on-line corrosion monitoring and Fieldbus.

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