Belden Acquires CloudRail
We are extremely proud to announce that we as CloudRail now are part of the Belden Group (NYSE: BDC) as Belden has formally acquired the CloudRail GmbH. We are genuinely excited about this strategic acquisition as there are exciting new joint opportunities for both the existing CloudRail team as well as for you our valued customer or partner.
Let us first give you a brief introduction to Belden. Belden Inc., is a global leader in specialty networking solutions, delivering a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of customers in both industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company has around 7,900 employees and $2.6 billion in sales, is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Going forward, CloudRail will become part of Belden’s Industrial Automation Solutions (IAS) Business led by Brian Lieser. IAS is a global organization and includes the leading networking and connectivity brands of Belden, Hirschmann, ProSoft, OTN Systems, Lumberg Automation and more. We are confident that the addition of CloudRail into IAS will substantially improve the joint competitive position with an outstanding team and complementary to the Belden HORIZON Data Operations Platform.
The combination of CloudRail’s strengths in helping get your data into the cloud with Belden’s leadership position in the global ruggedized industrial networking market and additional industrial Edge capabilities will allow us to provide complete networking infrastructure from the sensor up to the cloud unrivaled by our competitors and meeting todays requirements for network automation and digitalization. At the same time, existing and planned investments remain even more stable and secure with the Belden group as your stable and reliable partner.
Felix Kollmar will remain as the Business Leader of CloudRail and provide leadership in both realizing the strategic opportunity for the combined businesses and planning the integration into Belden. Patrick Stoklasa will continue to lead all R&D activities as Technology Leader by working with Belden Edge development teams.
Executive Vice President, IAS
Co-Founder & Business Leader
Co-Founder & Technology Leader