倍福（Beckhoff）是一家专注于自动化新技术的德资企业，创立于1980年，总部位于德国威尔市。作为全球自动化技术的驱动者，倍福定义了自动化领域的许多标准，是国际标准的制定者和推动者。公司所生产的工业 PC、现场总线模块、驱动产品和TwinCAT自动化软件构成了一套完整的、相互兼容的控制系统，可为各个工控领域提供开放式自动化系统和完整的解决方案。经过 40年的发展和努力，倍福已在世界各地设立 30 多家分支机构，加上全球的合作伙伴，业务遍及 70 多个国家和地区。
公司倾力推广的 EtherCAT 实时工业以太网于2014年成为中国国家推荐性标准，并已入编工信部的《国家智能制造标准体系建设指南》。作为一家技术驱动型公司，倍福一直注重在技术上寻求突破创新，在业内享有“创新引擎”的美誉。倍福基于PC的控制技术具有良好的开放性，它支持所有主流的工业通信协议，将IT技术、互联网和自动化技术完美融合在一起，为实现工业 4.0 和智能制造奠定了坚实的技术基础。
Brief introduction to Beckhoff China:
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG, established in 1980, is an internationally company with global headquarters in Verl, Westphalia, Germany - with a focus on new automation technology. As the pioneer of global automation technology, Beckhoff defines many standards in the field of automation, and is the promoter of international standards. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. After 40 years of development and efforts Beckhoff is now represented worldwide in over 70 countries by 30 subsidiary companies and distributors.
Beckhoff has entered Chinese market since 1997 and its headquarters in China are located in Shanghai Shibei Industrial New Zone. The company currently employs 280 people across China and is presented in 26 large and medium-sized cities. Today, its innovative products and solutions are widespread in the most diverse industries and has proven themselves, for example, in wind energy, semiconductor, photovoltaic, electronic manufacturing, as well as in metalworking, packaging, printing and plastics industries, in tire processing, woodworking, glass processing, logistics and transport and intelligent building automation.
In 2014, EtherCAT real-time Ethernet has become a recommended national standard in China and has been included in “Guide to Constructing Standard System for Intelligent Manufacturing” published by MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic China). As a well-known technology-driven company, Beckhoff has always focused on seeking for breakthroughs and innovations in technology and has built a reputation industry-wide as an “innovation engine”. Due to its openness, the PC-based control technology from Beckhoff supports all mainstream industrial communication protocols and brings together the worlds of IT, Internet and automation technology. It also represents the optimum basis for implementing intelligent manufacturing and Industry 4.0 concepts.