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About Phytools

Empowering Industry 4.0 with Cutting-Edge Networking Solutions

Phytools is a leading supplier of industrial automation and networking solutions. Our diverse customer base spans multiple industry sectors, including industrial automation, petrol and EV automobiles and commercial vehicles, renewable energy, medical equipment and defense. We distribute a wide range of quality embedded networking hardware and software from top European networking manufacturers, including CAN to PC interfaces, automotive and industrial Ethernet, industrial PCs, controllers, and IoT gateways. Our commitment to providing best-in-class pre- and post-sales support and customer service sets us apart in the industry.

We are an official North American distributor for products made by PEAK-System Technik, SYS TEC electronic, and GEMAC. We are also an authorized distributor for products developed by KUNBUSKvaser, MACH Systems and Embedded Systems Academy. Phytools is a member of the CAN in Automation (CiA) non-profit users and manufacturers group and the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG).

 

History

Founded in 1996, our parent company PHYTEC America began offering System on Module (SOM) sub-assemblies along with German-manufactured CAN products to customers in North America. In order to expand its product portfolio as well as meeting the need for prompt and expert technical support, Rene Hackl, an engineer working at PHYTEC Germany was asked to join the new American venture during its start-up phase. In 1999 Rene moved to Bainbridge Island, WA and has since made the beautiful island his home. Through hard work and a commitment to service excellence, sales of CAN products experienced rapid growth during the first decade. In 2012 PHYTEC started the process of spinning off its CAN products business unit into its own profit center. The transition was completed with the creation of Phytools, a PHYTEC America subsidiary, in January 2013.

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