ifm electronic gmbh
The ifm group
World market leader in sensor technology and pioneer in Industry 4.0
- Process automation, control and control systems
- IT solutions
- Industrial trucks and accessories
- Material flow and storage systems
ifm – close to you! ifm's key to success has always been the people. Through independent sales companies or trade partners our excellent sales and service team of more than 1,700 employees offers the best advice to our customers in 185 countries. The experts on site know the regional conditions and ensure individual and trusting support. More than 1,100 employees in research and development closely collaborate with customers, research institutions and universities to find solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. More than 960 patents and about 80 new patent applications in 2019 are the result of this commitment. 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 ifm's high quality standards, the employees in the international plants are also trained in Germany. The youngest ifm location "THE SUMMIT" combines approx. 300 ifm specialists from all areas of Industry 4.0 in one high-tech centre to work on visionary ideas and successful solutions in the fields of IIoT and camera technology. 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 image processing and communication as well as identification systems and systems for mobile machines.