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Pepperl+Fuchs Acquire GOVAN Industries of Australia

Pepperl+Fuchs the world’s leading manufacturer of intrinsically safe explosion protection and electronic sensors acquired all the assets of Melbourne based GOVAN Industries Pty Ltd. This acquisition, will allow Pepperl+Fuchs to increase expertise and capacity in the manufacture of electro-mechanical explosion protection products for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments.

Since 1949, GOVAN Australia Pty Ltd has been a supplier of electromechanical explosion protection. Leveraging from this expertise, Pepperl+Fuchs Australia Pty Ltd are pleased to announce that we will continue to supply GOVAN – A Pepperl+Fuchs Brand, products from the dedicated 4000 sq mtr facility in Campbellfield Industrial Park, Melbourne.

A complete range of mechanical explosion protection products and customised solutions are manufactured in this facility to support customers throughout the Australia and the South East Asian markets.

Enclosures & Terminal Junction Boxes
Pepperl+Fuchs electro-mechanical explosion protection products are based around high quality enclosures in the increased safety, intrinsic safety and flameproof protection classes. The range provides several options of enclosures dependent upon the project application and specification required, with a variety of sizes and materials available including stainless and mild steel, as well as glass reinforced polyester (GRP) and cast aluminium. All products are manufactured to the same exacting levels of quality which Pepperl+Fuchs have been associated with for over 65 years.

Local Control Stations
Leveraging from GOVANs vast experience, Pepperl+Fuchs will manufacture customised enclosures, a comprehensive range of multi function local control stations and control panels. Standard and customised local control stations in glass reinforced polyester and stainless steel enclosures are complemented by Exd IIC Local Control Stations utilising cast aluminium and stainless steel enclosures.

Exd and Exe Customized Enclosure Solutions
Pepperl+Fuchs and GOVANs knowledge and experience in creating customised Exd enclosure solutions to meet the specific project requirements of our customers. These bespoke solutions allow the hazardous area mounting of a wide range of industrial products which do not have “Ex” approval. Components such as PLC’s, intrinsic safety barriers, starters, and transformers can be mounted in an Exd enclosure which then allows them to be located in a zone 1 certified area. The enclosures are typically manufactured in cast iron, cast aluminium and stainless steel materials with a wide range of sizes and orientations available.

Solutions can also be engineered to customer specific requirements using combinations of the product range. A typical example would be an Exd enclosure containing industrial equipment close coupled to an Exe enclosure via in- line approved bushings. The Exe enclosure is used to house control functions and terminals therefore allowing for easier installation and maintenance.

Certification
As a global supplier to a wide range of industries and applications, all Pepperl+Fuchs products are certified to a variety of international standards including the latest ATEX and IECEX guidelines. Our products are used in a variety of applications from oil platforms to pharmaceutical plants and everything else in between; therefore we ensure certification allows usage in gas and dust environments as well as a wide range of temperature extremes.

Why choose Pepperl+Fuchs
Pepperl+Fuchs headquartered in Germany is the world’s leading manufacturer of intrinsically safe explosion protection and electronic sensors used in a wide range of process and factory automation industries. The family owned business has over 65 years industrial experience, and with a turnover in the region of €500 million, is one of the leading control and instrumentation companies in the world. Our products are world renowned for their high standard of ISO9000 certified quality and reliability coupled with our unparalleled service in providing expert application analysis and technical expertise with each and every product we manufacture.