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Weidmüller acquires connectivity company Emphatec


The Klippon Engineering team, formerly Emphatec, in Markham, Ont. Photo: Weidmüller

Electronics specialist Weidmüller has acquired Emphatec in Markham, Ont., allowing the company to expand its PLC migration and Class 1 Division 2 solutions.

Emphatec, which specialized in the engineering of customized connectivity solutions for the process industry, will now operate under the name Klippon Engineering Canada, and continue to offer engineering and service expertise.

“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 of Emphatec and now director of Klippon Engineering Canada.

The Detmold, Germany–based Weidmüller recently named its process industry division Klippon Engineering. The arm has its own sales team, application experts, affiliated production and assembly sites to develop, certify and implement product and application-specific solutions.

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“Our customers can benefit from a new global competence centre as an extension of the large range portfolio of Klippon Engineering,” says Jonathan Lane, managing director, Klippon Engineering UK Ltd. “We are proud to finally call the former Emphatec experts our team members now.”