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HMS Industrial Networks acquires Beck IPC

HMS Industrial Networks has acquired all shares in the German company Beck IPC located in Wetzlar, Germany.

Beck is a provider of technology and solutions for embedded control and industrial M2M communication, including solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT.

The base technology IPC Chip is the core of Beck IPC’s product offering for industrial original equipment manufacturers. 

With IPC Chip, Beck offers a compact embedded programmable platform solution in the form factor of a chip.

Tailor-made for embedded IIoT applications, IPC Chip can be used as a programmable logic controller, a communication controller or a combination of both, enabling OEMs to create IIoT solutions with reduced development efforts and fast time to market.

Beck IPC’s portfolio also includes the comprehensive com.tom® gateway series and the associated cloud portal.

The com.tom gateways form an extensive line of industrial networking and Edge gateways for IIoT applications, targeting factory and process automation.

The cloud portal provides all elements needed to easily set up an industrial IoT application, where the com.tom® cloud broker manages all inbound and outbound data, including all configuration and security aspects.

Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS Industrial Networks, says: “Beck IPC’s knowledge, hardware and software products for IIoT, especially within the embedded offering, are important building blocks to strengthen HMS´s strategy within IIoT.

“Beck IPC’s product and service portfolio complements our existing Anybus, IXXAT and eWON solutions, and strengthens our position as a leading supplier of communication solutions for industrial applications.”

Thomas Schumacher, managing director of Beck IPC, says: “We are excited to be joining HMS.

“Thanks to our complementing technologies we will together be able to offer some really attractive solutions within IIoT, and HMS´s worldwide sales organization will ensure a global market reach.”

On the financial side, Beck IPC is expected to have net sales of €6-7 million in 2018, which will add to HMS’s top line growth.