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Jointly shaping automation

ifm stands for products of extraordinary quality and an honest service promise to you. During 50 years of activity as a family-owned company we have not only been able to implement numerous ground-breaking application solutions due to our know-how and pioneering spirit but could at the same time establish intense partnership relations with more than 165,000 customers worldwide. Benefit from our high quality standards as world market leader to ensure your success. Let us shape the automation of the future!

  • For your application, too: more than 8,000 tried and tested automation products
  • Our quality promise: 5-year warranty, 'Made in Germany'
  • Safe processes: quality management to ISO 9001

'ifm’s professional service and reliable quality mean strong confidence and support for us.'
Tan Shili, President of Shanghai Kelai, Mechatronics Engineering Co., Ltd., China

We provide people, ideas, solutions

Together we achieve the optimum solution: For highest requirements and any question related to application solutions, our competent consulting and support team is there to assist you. We provide you with individual, rapid and passionate support by phone, email, technical support chat or on site by your personal product consultant. Long waiting times or half-hearted support are a 'no go' for us: We accompany your process from start to finish and are 'Close to you'.

  • At your service: 1,500 sales and service staff in more than 80 countries
  • For any of your questions: a competent service hotline and technical support chat
  • We share our knowledge with you: webinars and trainings

'Even if excellent, I would never use anybody's products without a relationship built on trust or mutual respect.'
Kwang Hoon Kim, Research Engineer JUNJIN CSM, Korea | ChungNam, Asan-Si

Always one step ahead

ifm is at your side to meet today's demands and cope with tomorrow's challenges. More than 1,000 employees in research and development are working to provide you with innovations that will help you get a head-start. For us, topics such as Industry 4.0 and IO-Link are more than mere words - we actively push them! That is how you get efficiently and safely on your way towards your future.

  • More than 900 patents underline our know-how
  • We are initiators of new technology standards, e.g. IO-Link or AS-i
  • Award-winning products – only the best for you
  • We discover new ideas and implement them in cooperation with universities and research institutes

"We can access the plant remotely, for example: What are the sensor settings? Is there a problem? In short: Worldwide access down to the sensor. This is really great.“
Hendrik Blatz, Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

The straight way to your automation application

All products are available for you in our online shop. Our product selectors and product comparison features allow you to easily find the ideal solution for your needs. Useful functions such as 'my favourites', recommendations on accessories and real-time availability checks add to our service portfolio. Our logistics centre, by the way, one of the most modern and efficient in all of Europe, ensures that you receive your order as quickly as possible.

  • Our benchmark: over 11,000 shipments per day
  • Express delivery for when you urgently require any item.
  • Not satisfied? Six weeks right of return