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Why buy ifm products from BPX?

When it comes to pioneering automation technology, the ifm group of companies is your ideal partner. Since its foundation in 1969, ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers and systems for industrial automation worldwide. Today, the family-run ifm group is in the second generation. It has more than 7,000 employees in 70 countries and is one of the worldwide market leaders. Ifm combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company.

BPX provides high levels of support for ifm, our excellent technical support teams are more than happy to guide you in the right direction, and with our high levels of stock customers can collect same day from our branches or we can deliver the very next day.


Learn More About ifm

At ifm, the key to success has always been people. A sales and service team of about 1,500 people - which is above average - supports customers worldwide. The experts on site know the regional conditions and ensure individual and trusting support.

More than 870 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. More than 830 patents and about 65 new patent registrations in 2017 are the result of this commitment.


50 Years of ifm

On 29 October 1969 the time had come: today's ifm group of companies was founded as ifm electronic geräte gmbh+co kg. In ifm's foundation year, success started with the invention of induction sensors for 220V. At first, ifm's product portfolio consisted of inductive sensors with a sensing range of 10 and 20 mm.

Today, half a century later, ifm's exceptionally wide product portfolio does not only cover all the relevant standard solutions but also the special requirements of individual industries. In addition to position and process sensors, sensors for motion control and safety technology are part of the product range. Ifm also offers products for industrial imaging and communication as well as identification systems and systems for mobile machines. Besides, ifm has been developing more and more innovative Industry 4.0 solutions.


Sustainability, Environment and Certifications

Over the last years, the ifm group of companies has managed to reduce its water consumption by 66% per produced unit while doubling the number of units produced. Ifm will implement further environmentally friendly measures aimed at sustainability in all their processes.

Ifm electronic has now been successfully certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 for the third time by DQS (German association for the certification of QM systems).

In addition to certification to DIN ISO 9001, ifm's production sites are also certified in accordance with ATEX.

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