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Phoenix Contact manufactures industrial automation, interconnection, and interface solutions. It offers terminal blocks, which include relays, signal conditioning, controller system cabling, surge suppression, transition interfaces, and custom interfaces; printed circuit board terminal blocks; controllers and IO; as well as industrial plug connectors.
The global headquarters of Phoenix Contact is located in Blomberg, Germany. The company was founded in 1923 and has four German production locations and five international manufacturing sites. Phoenix Contact is active in five business segments: industrial connection, device connection technology, surge protection, signal conditioning and automation.
As of 2009, the company employed approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, including about 5200 in Germany. Globally, the company has more than 70 subsidiaries, and sales representatives in another 50 nations.
In 1987, Phoenix Contact introduced the fieldbus system INTERBUS. In addition, Phoenix Contact manufactures products for use with Modbus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks.
Phoenix Contact USA, one of the company's first international subsidiaries, was established in 1981 in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Some examples of Phoenix Contact's industrial offerings are: