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Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires One of the World's Leading Providers of HART Protocol Devices

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With the acquisition of MACTek Corporation, Pepperl+Fuchs strengthens its position in the WirelessHART market.

Twinsburg, Ohio – Aug. 28, 2015 – Pepperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process automation and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART protocol devices. The move is part of Pepperl+Fuchs' strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market.

“We are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product line to our existing portfolio,” said Jim Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs’ executive vice president of the Americas. “This acquisition complements our current product lines well, and allows us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers.”

Founded in 1993, MACTek specializes in HART modems, including VIATOR HART Interface modems. One of the company’s most recent innovations, the BULLET WirelessHART adapter, can be mounted on any device rated for hazardous areas. The HART modem family includes wireless access to HART field devices designed for hazardous areas and Bluetooth-enabled technologies.


About Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of robust solutions to process automation markets and applications. A perennial Reader’s Choice Award winner in both Control and Control Design magazines for intrinsic safety equipment and purge & pressurization systems, Pepperl+Fuchs has also been named by Control magazine and the ARC Advisory Group as one of the Top 50 Global Automation Companies.