New AEF Member: ifm group of companies
When it comes to pioneering automation and digitization technology, the ifm group of companies is your ideal partner. Since its foundation in 1969 ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation worldwide. As one of the pioneers of Industry 4.0, ifm develops and implements consistent solutions to digitize the entire value chain “from sensor to ERP”. Today, the second-generation family-run group has more than 7,300 employees and is one of the worldwide market leaders. It combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company – true to the slogan "ifm - close to you"!
In addition to the automotive, robotics and automation, food industry, water and wastewater sectors, ifm's core industries also include the field of "mobile machines". As a member of the AEF, ifm will in future support customers from this sector worldwide in the creation and market positioning of equipment for agricultural use which is compatible across brands. For the group’s objective is to create a plug-and-play solution of ISOBUS at manufacturer level and thus simplify integration of the entire features with all their complex information.
Against this background, the following AEF working groups are of particular interest to ifm: Functional Safety, High Speed ISOBUS and Universal Terminal.