Phoenix Contact, founded in 1923, is the world market leader in electrical connections and electronic interfaces and industrial automation. The headquarters is in Blomberg, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Phoenix Contact provides world-class products and high-quality services to the power, electronics, communications, machinery, construction, petroleum, chemical industry, aviation, transportation, railway transportation, automobile manufacturing, and industrial automation industries. The company operates 7 production sites outside Germany, with nearly 50 sales subsidiaries and more than 30 local agencies. With more than 11,000 employees, in 2011 the company achieved a turnover of €1.5 million.