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EtherCAT Technology Group honours 2,000th member

Automotive parts supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen ZF has become the 2000th member of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG).

An event marking the occasion recently took place at ZF’s headquarters in Germany.

[Pictured alongside are: Dr. Florian Kusche (ZF), Martin Rostan (ETG) and Rüdiger Ammann (ZF) during the official presentation.]

Since its foundation in 2003, the EtherCAT Technology Group continues to grow and reached a significant milestone last year: with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, the 2,000th ETG member officially became part of the organization in the middle of 2012.

Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the EtherCAT Technology Group remarked: “The fact that we broke the 2,000 member mark is clear evidence for the widespread acceptance EtherCAT has reached during the past 10 years.”

During his visit to the ZF facility, Rostan presented an award and certificate to ZF's, Rüdiger Ammann and Dr. Florian Kusche.

Rüdiger Ammann, Head of FC Test Bench Management at ZF Group, explained why ZF selected EtherCAT in the first place: “We joined the ETG due to EtherCAT’s high flexibility and performance. EtherCAT is becoming an important part of our automation system for control and data acquisition on our test benches.”

Since the addition of ZF to the ETG ranks, more new members have joined. Today, the organization has over 2,200 member companies in 56 countries.

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