North American Beckhoff subsidiary moves into new headquarters
New 4000 m² building sets the course for further growth
North American Beckhoff subsidiary moves into new headquarters

Beckhoff Automation LLC experienced strong growth in North America over recent years. In 2012 Beckhoff USA made a turnover of $50 million. With the construction of a new head office in Savage, a suburb of Minneapolis in Minnesota, the North American Beckhoff division now has a state-of-the-art building complex with more than 4,000 m² office and storage space available.

Beckhoff Automation LLC moved into this new building in April 2013 and held a grand office opening reception on May 30 in conjunction with the subsidiary’s national sales meeting. At the office opening, numerous guests including Beckhoff customers, trade media editors, local politicians and business leaders, college/university leaders and others were in attendance to celebrate the occasion. Beckhoff Automation LLC president, Graham Harris served as the emcee of the night’s festivities.

The new US head office in Savage is characterized by large glass elements and a limestone façade. The two-storey building offers around three times as much space as the previous head office, including around 2,400 m² of office space, 1,400 m² of storage space and an advanced, ESD-protected service centre.

“Beckhoff Automation LLC has been active in the North American market since 1999, with annual revenue growth averaging around 20 percent,” said Graham Harris. “With the construction of our state-of-the-art subsidiary headquarters in Savage, Beckhoff has set the course for further growth in the North American market. In addition, we will continue to strive to expand the status of the Minneapolis area, with focus on Savage, as a renowned location for the automation and high-tech industries in the US.”

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Graham Harris, Beckhoff Automation LLC president, Gerd Hoppe, Corporate Management: Gerd Hoppe and Jörg Rottkord, currently working out of Beckhoff global headquarters in Verl, Germany, played a key role in the establishment of Beckhoff Automation LLC from 1999 to 2003.
Photo credit: Rod Andrew Wilson.

At the office opening, hundreds of guests were in attendance to celebrate the occasion.
Photo credit: Rod Andrew Wilson.

The new in-house training accommodates 30 participants.