Since the company’s inception, ifm sensor has expanded significantly while maintaining its values, standards of excellence, and cooperative spirit. The second-generation family-run ifm group is currently a market leader on a global scale. Our effort continues to be centered on our customers.

The moment had come on October 29, 1969, when the current ifm group of enterprises was established as ifm electronic geräte gmbh+co kg. To do things better and in a different way than everyone else was the driving force.

With the development of inductive sensors for 220 V during the founding year of ifm, success was achieved.

Corporate earnings provide the funding needed to fund innovation, secure training and employment, and generate new ones. Within the group of organizations, a value-based strategy is crucial. The founder generation established the foundational ideas in a philosophy that is now distributed to every employee and has been translated into 16 different languages. In it, we promote our moral corporate culture and ethical behavior, as well as responsible and sustainable activity in a global context. For us, achieving success in business does not conflict with doing morally. This has been demonstrated by the company’s consistent growth since its founding.

With its corporate headquarters in Essen and a development and production facility in Tettnang on Lake Constance where more than two thirds of the portfolio are developed and manufactured, ifm is intimately associated with Germany as a location for industry.


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