- Full Name: ifm electronic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
- Founded: 1969
- Industry: Electronic manufacturing industry
- Website: www.ifm.cn
- Phone: 021-3813 4800
- Service Hotline: 400 880 6651
- E-mail: email@example.com
- German Centre tenant since: 2008
ifm, founded in 1969, headquarters in Essen, Germany, is a market leading manufacturer for sensors. ifm products are widely applied in almost all automation industries, such as automotive industry, food & beverage industry, machine tools, new energy, conveyor technology, mobile machines etc. As one of the pioneers of Industry 4.0 and the specialist for automation technology with 50 years of experience, ifm does not only provide components, but also focuses on data. It unlocks the potential of sensors through IO-Link functionality and makes full use of the sensor data with the Y-path of ifm in order to be well prepared for Industry 4.0. ifm offers digital sensors, distributes modules and system solutions for predictive maintenance, continuous diagnosis and energy management of customers’ equipment. Quality for us means far exceeding the actual product which is a promise we take seriously. So we offer a 5-year warranty on each catalog product.
ifm is represented by more than 7,300 employees in over 95 countries worldwide. It hit the 1-billion-euro mark in sales for the first time in its history in 2019 – the year of its 50th anniversary.
Company history: Some years before the foundation, the two founders, "salesman" Gerd Marhofer and "electrical engineer" Robert Buck, set up rolling mills and steel plants for a plant manufacturer in Alsace. But they were not satisfied with this work. Therefore, Robert Buck started to build his own sensors and circuitry in the bedroom of his flat in Tettnang as of 1967. Based on Gerd Marhofer's idea, he designed an inductive sensor for 220 V supply voltage. So far no other company had mastered this kind of detection without contact, but Robert Buck was a fantastic developer.
ifm China was established in 2005 with headquarters in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech area. In order to offer better service to our customers in China, ifm China set totally 9 offices such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Changsha, Qingdao, Dalian, Chengdu, Nanjing and Wuhan, as well as 16 sales sites including Changchun, Xi’an, Shenzhen and other cities.
More than 150 employees aim to provide customers with high-quality services from product selection, on-site maintenance and so on, helping them realize smart manufacturing and digital transformation.