EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

February 2017 News

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has reached another membership milestone: last November, German supplier of advanced packaging solutions, Koch Pac-Systeme, joined the organisation as member number 4000. A tribute in honour of this landmark took place at the SPS IPC Drives show in Nuremberg.

Jürgen Welker (left) with Martin Rostan.
Jürgen Welker (left) with Martin Rostan.

Jürgen Welker, divisional director of control system and service at Koch, represented the company to accept the official membership certificate with accompanying award. He explains the reason for joining the ETG as follows: “Beyond the high quality and efficiency, the individuality we gain differentiates our packaging solutions. We have benefitted from the openness and flexibility of EtherCAT for quite some time, and have recently started to work with EtherCAT P as well. Therefore, official membership in the ETG was the next logical step for us.”

Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the ETG presented the award and also reflected on the membership milestone: “Koch Pac-Systeme joining the ETG is evidence of how well accepted EtherCAT P is already, as an extension to EtherCAT. The fact that the ETG has now reached 4000 member companies is a clear sign that the strong development of our organisation continues and is marked by extraordinary growth.”

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