Dedicated to improving manufacturing efficiency


ifm electronic Ltd
Oldfield Road
Kingsway Business Park
TW12 2HD

Tel: +44 20 8213 2222

Company Profile

At the beginning it was passion driving the founders to make it better. To develop sensors with extraordinary quality and reliability and to provide unequalled customer service. It was with this vision and knowing that 'quality' by far exceeds the actual product that ifm started in October 1969.

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!

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. 

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'.


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ifm launches compact yet versatile signal lamps

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ifm provides all-in-one control and monitoring for quarter-turn valves

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ifm launches miniature inductive sensors with long range

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ifm introduces multiport flexibility for IO-Link users

Combining convenience with economy and flexibility, the new IO-Link input/output modules from ifm electronic offer 8 multifunctional…