top of page
Open Digital Platforms for the Industrial
World in Europe 2023
PLCnext Logo Clip + Word H White.png

About the company

Under a global umbrella brand, Phoenix Contact offers innovative products, solutions and digitalization expertise for the electrification, networking, and automation of all sectors of the economy and infrastructure. The family-run company empowers industry and society to transform into a sustainable world with long-term growth prospects for everyone. The core business has been structured to create three business segments. In new fields of business, Phoenix Contact is also

tapping the potential of digitalization, electrification, and the mobility revolution above and beyond its core business.


Today, Phoenix Contact employs around 20,300 people worldwide, with sales of € 2.97 billion in 2021. Worldwide, Phoenix Contact manufactures in a production network spanning 11 countries in

which the level of vertical integration varies. More than 50 sales subsidiaries around the world belong to the Phoenix Contact Group, ensuring proximity to both markets and customers.


Together with customers and partners, Phoenix Contact develops solutions for the future using pioneering connection and automation technology. The integrated concepts include engineering and

services, and are applied in transportation infrastructure, e-mobility, for clean water, regenerative energy, and intelligent supply networks, and in energy-efficient machine building and systems manufacturing.


PLCnext Technology designed by Phoenix Contact is the ecosystem for industrial automation consisting of open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community, and a digital software marketplace.


Digitalization and globalization are placing new demands on industrial automation. The precisely tailored design of the open automation system is just as important as flexible, modular expansion. In addition to standard programming of PLC systems in accordance with IEC 61131-3, parallel programming, and the combination of programming languages such as C/C++, C#, and MATLAB® Simulink® in real-time is also possible with PLCnext Control.


Through simple cloud integration, the ability to use open-source software, and the constantly growing expertise of the PLCnext Community, everybody benefits from new forms of collaboration at PLCnext Technology. The resulting solutions apps, software modules, runtime systems, and function extensions are available in the PLCnext Store and ensure enormous time and cost savings when creating applications. This makes PLCnext Technology designed by Phoenix Contact the ideal ecosystem for your modern automation challenge.

bottom of page