Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH acquired Comtrol Corporation on January 30, 2019. Pepperl+Fuchs will join the Factory Automation Division of Pepperl+Fuchs and will be known as Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol will continue its presence in Minneapolis.

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. designs and manufactures networking and industrial data communication products. Its products include industrial Ethernet switches, industrial IO-link gateways and blocks, industrial Ethernet gateways, multi-port serial cards, power supplies and cords, and accessories. The company serves broadcast, energy, government, hospitality, industrial, medical, security, and transportation markets. It markets and sells its products through distributors, resellers, and integrators worldwide. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol Inc. was formerly known as Comtrol Corporation. As a result of the acquisition of Comtrol Corporation by Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Comtrol Corporation’s name was changed. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in New Brighton, Minnesota. As of January 30, 2019, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH.