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Friedrichstr. 1
45128 Essen
+49 201 24220
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About ifm group of companies

ifm group of companies
Measuring, controlling and evaluating - When it comes to pioneering automation and digitalisation technology, the ifm group is a pioneer and 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 family-run ifm group is in the second generation. It has more than 7,000 employees in 85 countries and is one of the worldwide market 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!
ifm's key to success has always been the people. A sales and service team of more than 1,650 people supports customers worldwide. The experts on site know the regional conditions and ensure individual and trusting support. More than 1,000 employees in research and development closely collaborate with customers, research institutions and universities to find solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. More than 880 patents and 70 new patent registrations in 2018 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 70 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 German

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 € 975 million in 2018.
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Controls & electronic equipment 32
Robotic and automation 1
Metrology & quality assurance 25
Safety and environment 7