On October 24, 2016, Pepperl+Fuchs announced the takeover of ecom instruments GmbH, the world market leader for mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas. As an industry pioneer, ecom has developed explosion protection for mobile devices since 1986 and has demonstrated its technological expertise with numerous innovations. Thus, ecom is also the first manufacturer to introduce explosion-proof cell phones, 4G smartphones, and tablets onto the market.
Today, the company domiciled at Assamstadt in Germany is a global player offering integrated solutions based on robust, reliable, and explosion-proof mobile hardware, state-of-the-art products (tablets, smartphones, PDA, etc.), peripheral devices, intelligent software, and applications as well as worldwide support.
In addition to the expanded product range and competence in the field of electrical explosion protection, Pepperl+Fuchs sees completely new opportunities for our customers along the entire value added chain. Additionally, ecoms‘ mobile devices and solutions form the ideal basis to develop new solutions around the complex of Industrie 4.0.
Insight into the ecom product portfolio
ecom is a "one stop shop" for mobile devices designed for use in harsh and potentially explosive hazardous environments. In their four core disciplines of "Mobile Computing", "Communication", "Measuring & Calibration", and "Handlamps", the company offers a wide variety of innovative and proven solutions. Each single solution combines uncompromising safety features with maximum functionality, and comes with all of the necessary approvals and certification for use in your area of application. See an excerpt from the comprehensive product range of the technology leader for mobile explosion protection: