Reinventing together

GIB goes ifm

Now others will see us as we already see ourselves - from May 31, 2022, GIB will become ifm.

Since 2016 we have been a single family, blazing new trails together. In the future, we want this to be reflected in our name as well. That is why you will find our GIB Suite and GIB SCX on SAP S/4HANA under the brand name ifm in the future.

In Europe we are best known as GIB. And the same goes for the US and Brazil, where we have additional branches.

However, we would like to continue the success of our supply chain software by expanding into new markets, and we want to give ourselves the best starting point for doing so. We are convinced that we will achieve our goals more quickly with the ifm brand, which is a strong brand that is known around the world.

All contracts and licenses will be unaffected by this move. We will expand our software products at a faster rate, with a view to linking the digital supply chain with the production level to create future-oriented solutions that predict your needs before you even know what they are.

We look forward to continuing to work with you!

Nadine Rahman

Managing Director
Head of Digital Business ifm group

Björn Dunkel

GIB Managing Director for Products

Volker Blöchl

GIB Managing Director for Technology

You already know who we are...

Turning something complex into something smart and simple

GIB's software solutions extend SAP Standard to include important planning functions and methods. By using these solutions, you can achieve significant and lasting improvements in your service level and reduce unnecessary inventories. This gives GIB customers the decisive edge in competitiveness and profitability.

1992

GIB was founded

120

employees at our Siegen site

>1000

live SAP systems

>29

years of ERP experience

900

customers worldwide

21

years of SAP partnership

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...but do you know ifm?

Since its founding in 1969, ifm has been developing, producing, and selling sensors, controllers, software, and systems for industrial automation across the globe.

As one of the pioneers of Industry 4.0, ifm develops and implements holistic solutions for the digitization of the entire value chain “from the sensor to ERP.”

Today, the ifm group, now run by the family’s second generation, is one of the global leaders in the industry. As a medium-sized corporation, it combines the global presence and innovative strength of a growing group with the flexibility and customer proximity of an SME.

1969

Founded in Essen

8,100

employees worldwide

>161,000

paying customers

96%

of deliveries by customers’ deadline

€1,252

million in group sales in 2021

1,140

patents

The ifm vision

close to you - to be the customer's first choice for innovative automation technology and digitalisation.

With automation technologies ifm contributes to improving the living and working conditions of all people.

Products, services and software from ifm help to protect the environment worldwide and to reduce CO2 emissions, energy and material consumption.

The ifm mission

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ifm's goal is to make our customers more successful with state-of-the-art technology.
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ifm wants to make innovative technologies accessible to all customers.
We call this "technology for everyone".
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We develop products that offer smart design and best usability, are sustainable and of the highest quality, at an excellent price-performance ratio.
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What makes GIB so valuable to ifm?

ifm is pursuing a strategy of holistic digitization to transform itself from a manufacturer of sensors to a comprehensive solution provider.

To achieve this, the group will need its business and production processes to be completely networked. On a horizontal level, the ERP-controlled supply chain processes will be optimized and accelerated; on a vertical level, the shop floor and business processes will be linked up together.

In concrete terms, this means that data will be collected using high-performance sensors and transported and distributed with masters, devices or IPCs. This data will then be evaluated with on-premises or cloud-based software, visualized and fed into the ERP system using specialist integration software. This will enable them to generate targeted recommendations for action. It will also help lay the foundations for a smart factory.

What will change

All services and products will be distributed under the umbrella brand ifm

Vertical integration of production level into SCM process control using new IIoT solutions

Greater clout to globalize products and services

Ability to developing new solutions at a faster rate thanks to increased capacity

What will stay the same

Product names GIB Suite and GIB SCX

Continuous improvement of SCM software

Your contacts within the company

 

The customer will still be at the heart of what we do

Our promise for your supply chain management

Supply chain excellence - close to you.

As supply chain natives, we work with you to develop seamless solutions that make mastering your digital value chain in SAP a walk in the park.

TURNING SOMETHING COMPLEX INTO SOMETHING SMART AND SIMPLE.

The customer will still be king

Easy orientation

By focusing on the strong ifm brand, our customers will get everything they need for Industry 4.0 from a single source. This enables us to reduce the number of partners we will need and make it easier to provide highly complex solutions.

Better comprehensive solutions

We take a holistic approach to offer the best possible integrated solutions, from the sensor to the ERP system.

A long-term partnership

As an international group with steady growth, we can guarantee our customers a long-term and stable business relationship.

Advanced Supply Chain Solutions

Simplify, automate, and optimize supply chain planning with the
#1 native add-in for SAP ERP. One platform, better performance.

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