11 July, 2017

relayr and IFM partner to digitize the manufacturing industry.

relayr and IFM announce a strategic partnership focused on building a world-class Smart Manufacturing solution to digitally connect industrial assets across the world, for condition monitoring and diagnosis.


Berlin, Germany / Boston, MA – July 11, 2017  


relayr and IFM – a sensor industry powerhouse – share a vision for growing the digitization of the manufacturing sector and providing customers with the easiest path to transformation. We are committed to developing joint solutions that leverage IFM’s almost 50-years of enterprise experience as one of the largest and fastest-growing sensor manufacturers in the world, with relayr’s expertise in data gathering and analytics to deliver business process innovation for industrial companies.

Building on the respective strengths of the two partners, relayr and IFM plan to focus their efforts on Condition Monitoring – enabling plant owners, operators and makers to release data silos in their equipment, as an essential building block towards guaranteeing their business outcomes. More specifically, IFM and relayr are enabling our customer’s current IT industrial environment to:

  • Analyse and alarm users when storage or product condition is below limits
  • Perform at a higher level, increasing quality of the product output
  • Achieve higher quality due to the predictive nature of IoT
  • Have positive impact on supply chain: facilitating a smoother flow of raw material to the manufacturing floor
  • Lower production and maintenance costs.

relayr’s Smart Manufacturing Solution collects, manages, and analyzes sensor data with IFM’s IO-Link  – which essentially provides with a standardized and field-bus independent interface for automation, and point-to-point connections without complex addressing.

IFM has become a market leader in sensor manufacturing, and together we are co-developing solutions that provide our customers with new insights that simply were not possible before. This partnership signals a momentous and exciting advancement not only for relayr as a company, but for the Industrial IoT ecosystem as a whole.” Josef Brunner, CEO relayr

To learn more about IFM x relayr’s Condition Monitoring solution, go to https://relayr.io/en/condition-monitoring.


Press Contact: Jackson Bond, relayr inc., jackson@relayr.io


About relayr

relayr is a rapidly-growing company, delivering the most complete IoT solutions on the market for the digital transformation of industries. We unleash more data from your existing machines and systems – from data inception to data insights – to improve your business outcomes. Our protocol-agnostic IoT middleware platform, device management and data analytics capabilities, and agile professional services teams are trusted by hundreds of companies worldwide. With relayr, any industry is empowered to implement fully interoperable IoT solutions guaranteed to achieve their target business outcomes.

Smarter connectivity. Better business outcomes. Guaranteed.


About ifm electronic gmbh | Automation made in Germany:

Quality, innovation, exceptional service and more than 40 years close to the user: ifm electronic is the right choice in terms of automation. From position and process sensors, object recognition, diagnostic and identification systems up to networking and control systems – the ifm product portfolio is tailored to your specific needs. Because we know your requirements.