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Figures and facts
Measuring and controlling - When it comes to pioneering automation technology,
ifm electronic gmbh is the ideal partner. Since the foundation of the company
in 1969 ifm has shaped industrial automation by continuous new developments in
the field of sensors, controllers and systems. Today the family-run business in
second generation with about 4,800 employees in 70 countries is among the world
wide 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
about 1,150 people - which is above average - supports customers worldwide.
The experts on site know the regional conditions and ensure individual and
trusting support. More than 600 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 600
patents and 85 new patent registrations in 2012 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
88 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. On this basis, ifm achieved a turnover of €615
million in 2012.