ifm electronic gmbh is one of the world’s leading companies in the automation of measurement and control, optimising technical processes in almost all industries. Founded in 1969, the family-owned company started life with the invention of inductive sensors. Today, ifm electronics has more than 3,300 employees in more than 70 countries, developing and selling solutions to 90,000 customers from mechanical engineering and industry worldwide. In 2009, ifm achieved a turnover of more than € 340 million
ifm’s “efector” brand range is synonymous with position and fluid sensors, object recognition, diagnostic and identification systems, while its “ecomat” brand covers networking and control systems. Now in its second generation of family management, with corporate headquarters in Essen, plus development and production site in Tettnang on Lake Constance, ifm manufactures 90% of its 7,844 different products in Germany.
The company is highly focused on continuous product innovation and works closely with educational institutes and research associations to develop new solutions to industry challenges.