100 years of Phoenix Contact

For 100 years, Phoenix Contact has been working with customers and partners to develop innovative products and solutions that get things connected. In doing this, we are opening up value-adding processes all over the world and empowering a future worth living for everyone.

We can do this because we connect people and technologies.

It is our conviction that innovation can only succeed by connecting the right people at the right time. So that many persons become one team. So that ideas mature into innovations.

When I think of Phoenix Contact, the first thing that comes to mind is being open. With a history of 100 years, it really isn’t a young company, yet it continues to reinvent itself and set standards with its products. Such a level of innovative strength is truly inspiring.

Ute Drescher - Konstruktionspraxis, Chief editor

We connect people

Innovations, solutions, and friendships are created through teamwork. Goals are achieved when we work together to achieve them. Progress happens when we implement ideas together. Bonds grow when we share common interests. Experience how our colleagues, customers, and partners feel connected to each other and to Phoenix Contact.

Anton Schönenberg and Klaus Hengsbach
Klaus Hengsbach
One of my tasks at Phoenix Contact is to get young people interested in technologies and technical correlations and offering them a platform. Through the platform of education competitions, teams of schoolchildren, trainees, and students around the world can contribute their creative ideas for tackling major challenges. We remain in contact with many of them, and some of them find their way to our company for training or after graduation.
Klaus Hengsbach
Anton Schönenberg
I have always been very interested in technology. When I was 14, I participated in Phoenix Contact’s Nanoline Contest and landed in first place with my autopilot for wheelchairs. The connection to Phoenix Contact has never been lost. Every year, Phoenix Contact invited me to visit the Hannover Messe. This enabled me to build up a large number of contacts. Now, I develop software services as part of a team for the Phoenix Contact Group.
Anton Schönenberg

Phoenix Contact connects us through the spirit of developing new things together.

Sophia Hardeck and Peter Isaak
Sophia Bulmahn
Technical correlations caught my interest when I was very young and the path to the dual study program in production technology at Phoenix Contact was a natural choice. My task in strategic market communication in the Business Unit ICE was to reposition our software solution. Together with Peter, I created a new platform for all products, an interface that now brings together all products for the control cabinet.
Sophia Bulmahn
Peter Isaak
I traveled the world for the Product Marketing Software division. Increasing user numbers and new requirements on ordering and data creation were the starting point for developing an application-oriented software suite. With my experience and Sophia’s new ideas, we have set development processes in motion that will now also take effect throughout the company. There is still a lot of potential here.
Peter Isaak

The mix of experience and breaking new ground will continue to drive our joint project in the future.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite and Jörg Nolte
Jörg Nolte
More and more people are drawn to cities. How can networked technologies improve people’s quality of life and make sustainable use of resources such as energy and water, the capacities of local transport, and parking spaces? The collaboration with Jürgen Jasperneite on smart city applications has shown that it does not take a megacity to work together on ideas and concepts. Together, we equipped the city of Lemgo with technology to measure and evaluate data.
Jörg Nolte
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite
Research projects can only be applied and experienced if they bring convenience and usefulness to everyday life. Together with industry, ideas can be implemented and tested. The collaboration with Jörg Nolte generated ideas on how networked living spaces in a city can provide digital transparency. This resulted in technical solutions for a heat supply, traffic routing, and lighting, which we put into place in Lemgo as an example. We can easily scale these applications and transfer them to large cities.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite

Research and industry are perfect complements for the joint development of an environment worth living in.

Then, now, and in the future

As an innovative family business, our greatest concern is to act responsibly today so that we leave a better world for future generations. The experience we have built up through our history helps us to find the right solutions.

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When I think of Phoenix Contact, the professional yet relaxed cooperation on an equal footing and the intense drive towards the All Electric Society immediately come to mind. Topics such as digitalization and e-mobility have been pushed for years. For me, this is a clear signal that Phoenix Contact truly wants to create a green world.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christian Vilsbeck - Fachzeitschrift A&D in der Publish-Industry Verlag GmbH, Deutschland, Managing editor