Pepperl+Fuchs, the German multinational pioneer in Electrical Explosion and Sensor Technology, completed a significant milestone, marking its 25 years of successful operations in India. Over the past quarter-century, Pepperl+Fuchs has taken the Indian market by storm through its intelligent innovations, fueled by the passion for automation and disruptive technologies. The company’s easily integrated specified solutions have helped them emerge as a prominent player in the Indian industry, thus fostering strong Indo-German business relations.
Founded in Mannheim, Germany, in 1945 by Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs, the small radio workshop has become a 7,100-employee-strong technology think tank with unique patents and ground-breaking automation solutions. Recognizing the immense potential of the Indian market, Pepperl+Fuchs set up its first office in Bengaluru in 1998, marking the beginning of its journey in India. Today, Pepperl+Fuchs’s India operations are backed by a 125+ members team and operations spread across its Bengaluru Headquarters and 7 Regional Sales Offices.
To commemorate 25 years of Excellence in India, Pepperl+Fuchs organised a day-long Corporate Meet and Greet at ITC Windsor, Bengaluru. Mr. Michael Fuchs Jr., shareholder, CEO Dr. Gunther Kegel, and other eminent board members Mr. Lutz Liebers, Mr. Reiner Mueller, Mr. Charles Hertogh, Mr. Michael Kessler, Mr. Roolf Wessels, Mr. Shane Parr, Mr. Daniel Winkler, Mr. Thomas Schellerer, Mr. Thampy Mathew (Managing Director, India Operations), Mr. Rudolf Kaehny and Mr. Ravi Agarwal (Managing Director, India Factory Automation) started their day with a Meet and Greet with Pepperl+Fuchs employees, sharing gratitude and latest industry insights. Consul General of the German Consulate in Bengaluru, Mr. Achim Burkart, graced the gathering and shared valuable learning moments, discussing the vivid opportunities in the Indian and global markets.
The event saw its highlight with CEO Dr. Kegel honoring Mr. Thampy Mathew -Managing Director Pepperl+Fuchs India, his 25 years of service and strong leadership and mentoring that guides the company to its zenith.
Michael Fuchs Jr, reinstated his father Mr. Michael Fuchs Sr.’s vision for setting new benchmarks in the Industry with the help of the Indian team, recognizing the backbone of the company to be “passionate Employees” while also thanking the Sales Team for their extraordinary achievements.
The German delegates were also applauded and received by the company’s young Indian workforce through cultural dance.
Dr. Gunther Kegel shared lively anecdotes at the event, where he reminisced about the glorious 78 years of Pepperl+Fuchs. Dr. Kegel called the event his “homecoming”, marking his return visit to the India operations after the global pandemic. The Indian team gladly received the beloved CEO with his charisma, transforming the Indian team from the mere workforce to “kins”.
Managing Director for Pepperl+Fuchs’s India Operations, Mr. Thampy Mathew, narrated wonderful messages of inspiration and innovations from when the Company started to operate in India. “A conversation with Mr. Michael Fuchs Sr and Mr. Clause Michael in Dubai that decided the origin of P+F’s India operations has expressed deeply the desire to hoist a CLEAN and GREEN P+F flag fluttering merrily in the Indian skyline. By that, the entire team of P+F pledges to remain thought leaders with its automation solutions with the help of the fourth largest subsidiary, the India operations team. We cannot wait to see our India team grow and rank higher through shared dedication, values, and passion for innovation.”
Pepperl+Fuchs has come a long way since its inception, and the past 25 years have seen nothing but focused growth and expansion for the company. Today P+F has transformed itself into a 50 Million Euros Company and added a new wing of 30+ in-house IT experts in the Bengaluru HQ, supporting and delivering globally. To support Global Engineering Services (SEC), a curated team of 10 experts has been hired in-house. Moreover, to cater to a newly identified target market of 6 Million Euros, Pepperl+Fuchs Manufacturing India Limited sets its base in Chennai, where a team of 75+ manufacture Aluminium and SS Junction boxes to keep up with ever-growing market demands. The unit in Chennai is all set up for success and to keep up the supply in the Indian and Middle Eastern markets. Pepperl+Fuchs stands strength to strength with two headquarters in Bengaluru (PA) along with sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.
The glorious 25 years also celebrates P+F’s dedication to successfully supporting Indian market sectors, including Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Refining, Pharmaceuticals, Fine Chemicals, Fertilizers, Power Plants, etc
Pepperl+Fuchs lays a strong vision to keep on educating the industry with technological leadership in electrical innovation and automation while also waging war against counterfeit products that remain a threat to human safety and security. With a solid focus on setting new milestones and standards in the industry and thriving on perpetual world-class innovations, the company works towards turning the India division into the third-largest Sales and Automation subsidiary. Pepperl+Fuchs envisions playing a vital role in driving India’s digital transformation, sustainability, and overall economic progress by expanding its footprint further, introducing new technologies, and forging deeper collaborations with Indian partners.
Pepperl+Fuchs is known worldwide as a pioneer and an innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. The company’s primary focus thrives on individual customer requirements. With a passion for automation and ground-breaking technology, Pepperl+Fuchs is committed to working in partnership with unique customer requirements now and in the future. Pepperl+Fuchs understands the demands of the markets and caters to developing specific solutions and integrating them into one-of-a-kind processes. The company was established in 1945 by Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs in Mannheim, Germany, and to date celebrates the principles of inventiveness, entrepreneurial foresight, and self-reliance.