Automation is our world. Perfect application solutions are our goal.
In 1945, Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs founded a small radio workshop in Mannheim, Germany, based on the principles of inventiveness, entrepreneurial foresight, and self-reliance. The experience they acquired was transformed into new ideas, and they continued to enjoy developing products for customers. The eventual result was the invention of the proximity switch. This innovation represented the starting point of the company’s success story.
Today, Pepperl+Fuchs is known by customers around the world as a pioneer and an innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. Our main focus is always on your individual requirements: With a passion for automation and groundbreaking technology, we are committed to working in partnership with you now and in the future. We understand the demands of your markets, developing specific solutions, and integrating them into your processes
In 1945 it all started with this small radio repair shop
Pepperl+Fuchs was founded in 1945 by Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs as a radio repair shop. By 1948, Pepperl+Fuchs was expanding into other electronic production, leading to the development of the first proximity switch in 1958 and the first transistor amplifier with an intrinsically safe control circuit.
From our humble beginnings, we have progressed to become a leading manufacturer in sensor technology, intrinsic safety, and explosion protection equipment. We are proud of our company, our heritage, and our legacy of consistent achievement, innovation, and the close relations we have built with our customers. Accompany us on a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most important events in our company’s rich history with us.