Measuring, controlling and evaluating – When it comes to pioneering automation and digitalisation technology, the ifm group is the ideal partner. Since the foundation in 1969 ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation and digitalisation worldwide. Today the ifm group family-run in the second generation with more than 7,300 employees in 95 countries is one of the worldwide industry leaders. ifm combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company.
ifm – close to you!
At ifm, the key to success has always been people. A sales and service team of more than 1,700 people – which is above average – supports customers worldwide. The experts on site know the regional conditions and ensure individual and trusting support. More than 1,000 people in research and development work in close partnership with the customer as well as research institutions and universities to find solutions for the requirements of tomorrow. More than 960 patents and about 80 new patent registrations in 2019 are the result of this commitment.
Quality “Made in Germany”
ifm stands for high-quality products “Made in Germany”. ifm is closely connected to Germany as a location for industry with its corporate headquarters in Essen and a development and production site in the Lake Constance region where about 50 per cent of the portfolio are developed and manufactured. Other production sites in large sales markets such as Asia or the USA allow fast reaction to regional market requirements. To ensure high ifm quality standards, the employees in the international plants are also trained in Germany.
A huge variety of products
ifm’s exceptionally large product portfolio does not only cover all relevant standard solutions but also the special requirements of individual industries. In addition to position and process sensors, sensors for motion control and safety technology are part of the product range. Furthermore ifm offers products for industrial imaging and communication as well as identification systems and systems for mobile machines.
Besides, ifm has been developing more and more innovative Industry 4.0 solutions and equivalent software and cloud products.
On this basis, the ifm group achieved a turnover of € 1 billion in 2019.
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