Die ifm statmath gmbh

Track­ers and dig­i­tal crafts­men

We are experts in agile soft­ware devel­op­ment using arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and data sci­ence tech­niques. Our cus­tomised soft­ware solu­tions help busi­ness­es improve their unique work­flows and process­es. Pow­ered by a relent­less dri­ve for inno­va­tion, we build cus­tom inter­faces to your exist­ing sys­tems. And what’s best, our soft­ware solu­tions can be used in any indus­try. We are data track­ers and dig­i­tal crafts­men who focus on analysing and inter­pret­ing indus­tri­al data. Draw­ing on a wealth of expe­ri­ence and diverse per­spec­tives, we have made it our mis­sion to devel­op inte­grat­ed solu­tions that help you har­ness the true val­ue of your data.

Our com­pa­ny cul­ture

An appreciative cooperation

We fos­ter a cul­ture that embraces diver­si­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty to pro­mote a future-ori­ent­ed and inter­na­tion­al work­place. This is reflect­ed in our inter­na­tion­al team com­pris­ing math­e­mati­cians, physi­cists, engi­neers, com­put­er sci­en­tists, graph­ic design­ers, busi­ness experts, econ­o­mists and lin­guists. We are proud of our open com­pa­ny cul­ture and inno­v­a­tive strength. We are com­mit­ted to cul­ti­vat­ing a cul­ture of appre­ci­a­tion, hon­est com­mu­ni­ca­tion and flat hier­ar­chies with­out bureau­cra­cy, and strong­ly believe in mutu­al trust and team spir­it, bring­ing all our exper­tise and expe­ri­ence togeth­er to achieve excep­tion­al results togeth­er.

About us

How we work

Due to advanc­ing dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments, indus­tri­al com­pa­nies are fac­ing var­i­ous chal­lenges. With an ever-grow­ing amount of data being gen­er­at­ed in pro­duc­tion process­es every day, effec­tive­ly using and analysing them has become increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult. As a data sci­ence com­pa­ny from the very begin­ning, we recog­nised the sig­nif­i­cance and impact of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion ear­ly on and set our course back in 2011. Since then, we have made it our mis­sion to help indus­tri­al com­pa­nies col­lect, process and analyse data. Our soft­ware appli­ca­tions are used by small, medi­um-sized and large com­pa­nies along the entire sup­ply chain.

Grünes Blatt mit neuronalem Netzwerk.

The ifm statmath-triathlon

Three steps to suc­cess: We help you nav­i­gate the data jun­gle step by step.


    Quick check of data qual­i­ty and solu­tions poten­tial


    Deep­er look into process data and cus­tomer appli­ca­tions 


    Cus­tom devel­op­ment of algo­rithms and soft­ware mod­ules

Tablet, Taschenlampe und Multifunktionswerkzeug liegen im Moss im Wald. Auf dem Tabletbildschirm sind die verschiedenen statmath Produkte zu sehen.
The ifm group

ifm – a family partner
in the automation process

ifm Logo

On 29 Octo­ber 1969, the ifm group of com­pa­nies was found­ed as ifm elec­tron­ic Geräte GmbH + Co KG in Essen, Ger­many. In the same year, suc­cess start­ed with the inven­tion of induc­tive sen­sors for 220 V.

Then as now, ifm’s moti­va­tion has been to do it in a dif­fer­ent way than all the oth­ers — and bet­ter. In order to live up to this mot­to, keep up with ever-chang­ing mar­ket con­di­tions and remain com­pet­i­tive, the com­pa­ny looked to expand its inter­dis­ci­pli­nary com­pe­tences. Over the last ten years, the for­mer hard­ware com­pa­ny grew into a group of com­pa­nies com­pris­ing sev­er­al soft­ware firms from all areas of Indus­try 4.0, and wide­ly diver­si­fied its posi­tion in the mar­ket. Togeth­er, they work on vision­ary ideas and inno­v­a­tive solu­tions in the fields of IIoT and cam­era tech­nol­o­gy. The new goal “from sen­sor to ERP” was estab­lished and has been pur­sued ever since, rep­re­sent­ing the sym­bi­ot­ic and strate­gic part­ner­ships with all sub­sidiaries.

Today, ifm is the world mar­ket leader in the field of inno­v­a­tive sen­sor tech­nolo­gies, con­trollers, soft­ware and sys­tems for indus­tri­al automa­tion. With its 9,000 employ­ees, the fam­i­ly-run com­pa­ny devel­ops and imple­ments con­sis­tent solu­tions to dig­i­talise the entire val­ue chain from the sen­sor to the ERP.

Part of ifm

The first joint project with ifm was launched in 2014. In 2019, ifm became a 51% share­hold­er of stat­math GmbH and acquired 100% at the begin­ning of 2022. As a sub­sidiary of the ifm group of com­pa­nies, we have the enor­mous advan­tage of being able to scale much more. In the past, we had cus­tomers from all over South West­phalia — now we oper­ate glob­al­ly with ifm.

The joint approach

The ifm group makes it pos­si­ble for their cus­tomers to col­lect indus­tri­al data with the help of sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy. This data col­lect­ed with ifm hard­ware can then be processed and refined by our soft­ware. The com­bi­na­tion of high-per­for­mance sen­sors from ifm and our intel­li­gent algo­rithms is tru­ly unique on the mar­ket.

Christian Friedrich
As the small satel­lite ifm stat­math, we have found the right car­ri­er rock­et in the IFM to help us enter a com­plete­ly new orbit and become a tru­ly deci­sive play­er in the mar­ket of data-dri­ven eval­u­a­tion of machine states and pro­duc­tion qual­i­ties in the next ten years.
Chris­t­ian Friedrich
ifm stat­math gmbh Man­ag­ing Direc­tor

Industrial AI Assistant

As a tech­ni­cal sub­sidiary, we pro­vide holis­tic sup­port to ifm with the intel­li­gent assis­tance sys­tems of the Indus­tri­al AI Assis­tant with­in the IIoT plat­form mon­eo. The tools in the Indus­tri­al AI Assis­tant can be used in var­i­ous indus­tries around the world.

Michael Marhofer im Büro
The core com­pe­tence of ifm stat­math with­in the ifm group of com­pa­nies lies in arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, which will be one of the main rev­enue dri­vers with­in the ifm group in the next 10 to 15 years.
Michael Marhofer
Chair­man and co-CEO of ifm elec­tron­ic gmbh


We work in the heart of the Ger­man Siegerland region at two loca­tions that could not be more dif­fer­ent. Our head office is locat­ed in the cen­tre of Siegen in an old city vil­la dat­ing back to 1901. The charm­ing old build­ing cre­ates a warm and invit­ing atmos­phere while offer­ing an ultra-mod­ern work envi­ron­ment. It fea­tures a beau­ti­ful gar­den where employ­ees can spend their lunch break or get togeth­er after work for bar­be­cues and oth­er activ­i­ties. In spring 2023, the gar­den also became home to a bee colony — the “Employ­bees”.

Die ifm statmath Villa


Our sec­ond com­pa­ny loca­tion is in the SUMMIT, the region’s new high-tech and IT cen­tre. Besides its mod­ern infra­struc­ture, the build­ing offers many fea­tures that cre­ate a pleas­ant and effec­tive work­ing atmos­phere. A mod­ern com­pa­ny restau­rant, a gym, state-of-the-art con­fer­ence rooms and excel­lent trans­port links make the SUMMIT an ide­al work­place.


Our roots and milestones

In 2011, Dr Alexan­der Hoff­mann and M.Sc./MBA Chris­t­ian Friedrich found­ed the present-day data sci­ence com­pa­ny stat­math GmbH. Our region­al ori­gins and roots lie in South West­phalia in the Siegerland region. Char­ac­terised by indus­try, this region has trans­formed from an iron ore min­ing region into an impor­tant com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al zone.

Zwei Hände- Die Linke Hand hält kleine Stöcker in der Hand während die rechte Hand Steine auf der Handfläche liegen hat.

Our milestones at a glance

That’s us

The chief data explorers

ifm statmath Geschäftsführer Alexander und Christian
We have the right skills in our team to play a deci­sive role in the field of data-dri­ven eval­u­a­tion of machine states and man­u­fac­tur­ing qual­i­ties in the next 10 years. Our vision is for our solu­tions to be used world­wide in var­i­ous indus­tries.
The chief data explor­ers
Dr. Alexan­der Hoff­mann and M.Sc./MBA Chris­t­ian Friedrich

The team

The team cur­rent­ly con­sists of 39 data explor­ers and is grow­ing con­tin­u­ous­ly.

Spurensucherin Olga
Assis­tance to the man­age­ment
Spurensucherin Katharina
Spurensucherin Lina
Spurensucher Lukas
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Ali
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Matthias
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Louis
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Saskia
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Philipp
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Miguel
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Sina
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Oleg
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Marek
Data Sci­ence
Spurensucher Julian
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Jan-Philipp
Jan Philipp
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Daniel
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucherin Esther
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Christopher
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Oliver
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Bennet
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Tobias
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Hanno
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Michael
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Marvin
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Florian
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucherin Maja
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Arne
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Jens
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucherin Meryl
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Alejandro
Soft­ware & IT
Spurensucher Lukas-Tobias
Lukas Tobias
Spurensucher Christian
Spurensucherin Stephanie
Spurensucher Mathis
Spurensucher Marius
Spurensucher Julius
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