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  1. ifm at a glance
  2. Strategy

Key figures relating to our corporate strategy

Technology for everyone

Clear focus on developing smart products for everyone

  • Highly complex solutions rethought and reduced to the essentials
  • More than 1,210 active patents
  • 1,530 employees in research and development
  • More than 10% of the turnover is invested in R&D
  • Development and production sites in Europe, the USA and Asia
  • Award Winning Products – Intelligent solutions with easy handling and innovative design

World class supply chain

Using our logistics as a competitive advantage for our customers

  • 160,000 customers worldwide
  • 1.3 million orders per year with 99% delivery accuracy
  • 97% product availability on the customer's requested date
  • Global express delivery with same day delivery
  • 28 logistics centres worldwide
  • Convenient 24/7 ordering option in the ifm online shop

Customer centricity

Helping our customers to secure and expand competitive advantages

  • Advice from 2,000 ifm sales engineers – worldwide
  • Technical support both online and on site from ifm application specialists
  • In more than 150 countries worldwide, ifm’s customers are supported by independent sales companies or trade partners
  • Comprehensive consulting in the area of Industry 4.0 – products, services, software
  • Expert knowledge in a wide range of different industries

Collaborate to trust

Developing a relationship of trust worldwide in close contact with colleagues, with customers and partners

  • 5-year warranty on ifm products
  • Certification for ethical trade according to SMETA
  • Certification of all production sites according to DIN ISO 9001, DIN ISO 14001, ISO 27001
  • National and international approvals such as ATEX certification, EHEDG, FDA, ecolab, EN 62061, EN ISO 13849-1, E1 type approval and many more ...