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BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH & CO. KG, ADVANTECH CO., LTD., KONTRON S&T AG is dominating the market for Global Industrial PC Market in 2018


Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Verl, Germany. BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH & CO. KG is engaged in providing solutions for industrial PCs, FieldBus components and drive technology. The company provides various products in Modular DIN rail Industrial PCs, CP37xx | Multi-touch Panel PC, CP32xx | Multi-touch Panel PC, CP27xx | Fanless multi-touch built-in Panel PC, CP26xx-0000 | Panel PC with ARM Cortex-A8, CP22xx | Panel PC with Intel Core i processor. The company offer services to various industries such as manufacturing, automotive, and other industries. Number of employees in 2018 was 3,900.

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The company has its geographic presence in Asia, Europe, Central and South America and North America, Africa, Oceania. Some of the subsidiaries are namley Beckhoff Automation (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Beckhoff Automation Pvt. Ltd., Beckhoff Automation LLC, Beckhoff Automation S.A., Beckhoff Automation Ltd and others.

  • In April 2016, Beckhoff announced CX81xx Embedded PC series, with 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex -A9 processor offers three times the CPU performance compared to the existing CX8000 series, as well as an eight-fold memory increase with 512 MB of RAM. The CX8190 can be used for TwinCAT 3 automation software which is used for Ethernet, the first device in the series and the first PC-based controller in an ultra-compact “Bus Coupler format”


Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Advantech is engaged in providing products and solutions for embedded and automation. The company provides product in industrial PC market such as 6U Rackmount Chassis, 4U Rackmount Chassis, 2U Rackmount Chassis, 1U Rackmount Chassis, AiMC Series, ARK-5000 Series, AIIS Series, MIC-7000 Series- Compact Modularized Systems, ARK-3000 Series: High Performance Fanless Embedded Computers, ARK-1000 Series: Ultra Slim Fanless Embedded Computers,  ARK-2000 series : Easy I/O Flexibility Fanless Embedded Computers, ARK Ultra Rugged Series: In-Vehicle, Rolling Stock and Outdoor Surveillance Fanless Embedded Computers, EPC-B Series (for THIN and standard mITX boards), EPC-R Series, EPC-T Series (for THIN mITX boards), EPC-X Series (for 3.5” SBCs with expansion boards), EPC-C Series (for high-end 3.5” SBCs), EPC-S Series (for entry-to-middle end), Rackmountable Automation Computers for Power Substations: UNO-4000, Din-Rail Automation Controller, UNO-1000 Series, Configurable Panel PCs, All-in-one Intel Core I, All-in-one Intel Atom. The business segments in which company operates are Industrial Interest of Thing Services (IIoT), Embedded Boards and Design-in Services (EIoT), Allied Design Manufacturing Services (Allied DMS), Global Customer Services (AGS&APS), Intelligent Services (SIoT) and others. The company focused segment is Industrial Interest of Thing Services (IIoT), Embedded Boards and Design-in Services (EIoT), Allied Design Manufacturing Services (Allied DMS). The revenue of the company in 2018 was USD 1,145.58 Million. 

The company has its subsidiaries and they are ANA, B+B, AKST, Advanixs Corp., Cermate and others.

The company has its geographic presence in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia -Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

  • In November 2018, Advantech announced the expansion of its Advantech-Innocore facility, which provides embedded computers for gaming industry.


Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. KONTRON S&T AG is engaged in providing embedded computer technology solutions. The company market focus segment is Systems. The company provides various products in industrial PC for single-point lubricators and multi-point lubricator such as Kontron Industrial Computer KBox A-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer KBox B-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer KBox C-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer -KBox E-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer - KBox F-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer -KBox M-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer - KBox N-Series, Kontron Industrial Computer -KBox P-Series, 1U Rack mount System, 2U Rackmount Systems, Kontron Rack Mount System 4U and many more. The company has its subsidiaries and they are Kontron Asia Inc, Kontron Management GmbH, Kontron Europe GmbH, Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. and others.

The company has its geographic presence in France, England, Sweden, Czech Republic, USA, Canada, Taiwan, China, Japan, Malaysia.

  • In November 2018, Kontron launched its single board computer pITX-iMX8M with CPUs based on the Arm Cortex-A53 architecture with up to 1.5 GHz for embedded applications.

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