ifm electronic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

ifm electronic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., coming from Germany, is a leading manufacturer in the automation industry worldwide.

ifm stands for a large range of different sensors and system for automation. We always provide a reliable solution for your automation projects from the individual sensor with practical accessories to the complete system.

ifm products apply in almost every automation industries, such as port machinery, food & beverage industry, automotive industry, machine tool, conveyor technology, mobile vehicle and engineering machinery.

When it comes to pioneering automation technology, the ifm group is the ideal partner. Since the foundation in 1969 ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers and systems for industrial automation worldwide.

Nowadays, ifm which already has 50 years of experience in automation industry, not only provides customers with components, but also focuses on data. It unlocks the potential of sensors through IO-Link functionality and makes full use of your sensor data with the Y-path of ifm in order to well prepared for Industry 4.0, as well as offering digital sensors, distributed modules and system solutions for preventive maintenance, continuous diagnosis and energy management of customers' equipment.


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ifm-Close to you!
After many years of intensive cooperation with our customers we have established ourselves in the market as service-oriented sensor specialists and today we are represented by more than 7,000 employees in over 85 countries worldwide. More than 600 people in research and development work in close partnership with the customer as well as research institutions and universities to find solutions for the requirements of tomorrow. Even though we have grown into a big company we have still maintained the virtues of the founding years: The flexibility and individuality of a small enterprise and the quality and professionalism of a group. And our customers are still today in the centre of our work - close to you.

Quality and service - 5-year warranty
Quality for us is a term far exceeding the actual product. All our processes are focused on customer service and product quality. We personally support our customers - no matter where in the world and in which language. And if it has to be fast, our experts will provide competent support through our free service hotlines. We use our customers' feedback to continuously improve the quality of our products. More than 600 patents and 70 new patent registrations in 2013 are the result of this commitment. In special test procedures we stress our sensors far beyond their limits to make sure that they keep what we promise in the customers' processes. In addition each product is submitted to a final inspection before it leaves our premises. This is a promise we take seriously and so we grant a 5-year warranty on each catalogue product.

Made in Germany
70 % of our products are developed and manufactured in Germany. We feel closely connected to the location Germany. But we have reached a point at which we want to further extend the vision of our commitment "close to you". With manufacturing and development locations in the USA, in Singapore, Poland and Romania we follow our principles and can respond to the requirements of the different markets with high professional competence, fast, flexibly and professionally. All our manufacturing and development locations are set up according to the same high German quality standards, whether it concerns the working conditions for our staff, environmental protection or the high quality standards in development and production.

ifm China
ifm china has been achievely servicing the China Market through the direct owned subsidary since 2005.With the Headquarter located in Shanghai, a sales service network with 9 Branch offices and over 16 sales representatives cover all the major cities over China. Just according to our company philosophy "close to you!"