In the previous financial year 2010, Beckhoff Automation achieved the largest growth in the history of the company since 1987: the global turnover of 346 million Euros represents impressive growth of 46 % compared to the previous year and 24 % compared to 2008. Beckhoff Automation can look back on a successful financial year. “We have registered pleasingly high growth across all geographical areas and branches of industry. Our existing customers have regained their previous strength and have been joined by new customers and new fields of business,” says Managing Director Hans Beckhoff. “One of the main growth areas is the Asian market, but we also grew by 45 % even in North America and Germany last year.” The current growth drivers include alternative energies, which already constitute 20 % of total Beckhoff turnover. The company is also optimistic about the current financial year and is expecting an increase in turnover of more than 30 %.