IFM is originally a German, now multinational company with a turnover of 470 million euros and 4,300 employees. It offers a very wide portfolio in the areas of measurement, control and automation. Founded as a family business in 1969, IFM has maintained this status to this day. IFM is dedicated to R&D, which has led to the invention of more than 580 patents. For example, a temperature sensor for hygienic applications, a resistance pressure meter with diagnostic capabilities or a method for separate ceramic pressure measurement.