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empowering communication

About Hilscher

Hilscher – The company

For over 35 years the name Hilscher has stood for trendsetting automation solutions. Since its founding, our family-owned company has grown to one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial communications solutions, including 13 subsidiaries in 11 countries, comprised of more than 400 employees.

We support our global customers with innovative products and services for integrating their devices, machines and plants into their networks. Our solutions stand for quality, efficiency and flexibility—from PC-based Real-Time Ethernet and fieldbus networks to edge solutions and the cloud. We develop and manufacture our own products throughout the entire value chain, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and expertise, the best support and maximum availability.

Our philosophy is to identify and implement new trends at the earliest stages while also continuously developing our industry-leading technology. This strategy has already led us to successfully support countless partners in all areas of industrial communication.

1986: Foundation
  • Foundation of Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH in Hattersheim near Frankfurt
  • The headquarters of Hilscher
  • Combined development, production, sales, and support
1999: USA
  • First international office in Chicago, USA
  • Expansion into the important North American market
  • Development, sales, support
2001 – 2003: Europe
  • Offices in Italy, France and Switzerland
  • Expansion of the sales and support network in Europe
  • Further expansion of development operations
2005 & 2007: Development and Research
  • New location in Berlin
    • Dedicated business unit for SoC design
  • New location in Varna, Bulgaria
    • Testing and software development
2005 – 2009: Asia
  • Expansion to China, Japan, India and South Korea
  • Emerging Asian markets are becoming increasingly important
  • Development of new sales and support channels
2021: Austria and CIIT
  • Strategic research partnership with Hilscher's own location at CENTER FOR INDUSTRIAL IT in Lemgo, Germany
  • New sales location in Linz
  • Hilscher's own site in each country of the D-A-CH region (Germany-Austria-Switzerland)
Hilscher in numbers

With ambition and ingenuity, we've become a global player, and we're playing a key role in shaping the market for industrial communications. Hilscher is now a well-established name in the market, and the following figures show it:

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Everything for your communication

5 network controllers, 5 different embedded modules, PC cards in 10 form factors, 6 gateway categories as well as numerous other solutions and services related to industrial communication—Our netX technology for fieldbuses and Real-Time Ethernet is an absolute unique selling point in the automation market.

With netX, Hilscher's embedded modules are compatible with all protocols.
Deployed around the world

13 locations in 11 countries on 3 continents—Hilscher is well-represented in all major markets with its own subsidiaries. This allows us to provide our customers with on-site service to meet their specific needs.

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Certified according to recognized international standards

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001—Our business practices are compliant with recognized quality and sustainability standards. This is demonstrated by our integrated management system.

Decades of experience

1986 – Our extensive expertise is based on more than three decades of setting industry standards and trends.

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Ready for the future

Industry 4.0 – Our comprehensive netFIELD ecosystem sets the course for smart edge and cloud solutions, laying the foundation for the smart factory of tomorrow.

Hilscher is committed to open standards and flexible solutions in leading associations such as the OI4.
Family – our core values

2. Generation – Hilscher is a second-generation family business. After more than 33 years, company founder Hans-Jürgen Hilscher handed over the overall responsibility to his son Sebastian, in 2020.

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