The Best 13 Proximity Sensor Manufacturers In 2023

The latest list of 13 proximity sensor manufacturers in 2023 has been released. Let’s take a look at the brand data of the list released this time.

The list includes: 5 German proximity sensor manufacturers, 3 Japanese proximity sensor manufacturers, 3 Chinese proximity sensor manufacturers, 1 Korean proximity sensor manufacturer and 1 Swiss proximity sensor manufacturer.

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5 German proximity sensor manufacturers

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarters address
Lilienthalstraße 200, 68307 Mannheim, Germany

Their inductive sensors, capative sensors and magnetic field sensors
categories link:

Their photoelectric sensor categories link:


Pepperl+Fuchs was founded in Germany in 1945 and is a leading innovator in industrial automation technology. It is a pioneer in global industrial sensor technology and process control explosion protection. In 1958, it introduced proximity switches and intrinsically safe isolated barriers. In 1994, it entered China and has been committed to providing customers with perfect professional products and technical services. With the courage to start a business, fearless pioneering spirit, and persistent innovation concept, Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs, the founders of Pepperl+Fuchs, established a radio repair shop in Mannheim in 1945. With years of experience, they burst with intelligent innovative ideas and always focus on technological innovation to develop new products for customers. Today, Pepperl+Fuchs has become a renowned pioneer and innovator in the field of electrical explosion protection and sensor technology worldwide. Pepperl+Fuchs’ business has always focused on the individual needs of each customer: they are passionate about automation and innovative technology. Pepperl+Fuchs understands your market demands, provides specific solutions, and integrates them into your processing workflow.

Turck sensor manufacturer
Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarters address
Witzlebenstraße 7 D-45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Turck is a leading manufacturer of automation systems in the field of industrial automation. It is an expert in intelligent sensor technology and distributed automation.

As an expert in intelligent sensor technology and distributed automation, Turck brings intelligence to machines and ensures reliable detection, transmission, and processing of relevant production data (from sensors to the cloud). They offer flexible I/O solutions, a wide range of automation lines, as well as user-friendly software and services.

Whether it’s in the automotive, transportation, food packaging, chemical, pharmaceutical industries, or mobile machinery, internal logistics, or packaging, Turck’s automation solutions and products can improve efficiency and benefits in your systems. Moreover, with efficient and standardized products, you can reduce procurement, inventory, and installation costs while enhancing operational safety.

Turck has over 4,650 employees worldwide, providing products and solutions in areas such as sensors, fieldbus, HMI, RFID, controllers, cloud, connectors, and interface technology to customers in various industries.

Ifm sensor manufacturer-1
Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarters address
Friedrichstraße 1, D-45128 Essen


Ifm was established in Germany in 1969 and is a well-known manufacturer of electronic sensors in the field of industrial automation. They provide digital sensors, distributed modules, and system solutions for predictive maintenance, fault diagnosis, and energy management of user equipment.

Ifm products categories contains positon sensors such as inductive sensors, photoelectric sensors, capacitive sensors, magnetic sensors, ultrasonic sensors, valve sensors, cylinder sensors, process sensors, motion control sensors, vibration sensors etc..

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarters address
Schurwaldstraße 9, 73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.

Balluff capacitive sensor categories link:


Balluff was founded in Germany in 1921 and is a globally renowned brand of proximity switches. They are committed to providing innovative industrial automation solutions that cover almost every industry, with products including proximity switches, sensors, power supplies, connectors, and more.

As a medium-sized enterprise, Balluff was established in Neuhausen, near Stuttgart, and has grown into a leading multinational group after four generations of family management. With a history of 100 years, Balluff has a solid customer base and is seen as an important innovative partner and market pioneer.

Balluff entered the international market early on. Since the early 1980s, Balluff has been continuously expanding its production and sales globally. Today, Balluff is present in 68 countries and regions, including Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and other important markets, extending beyond Neuhausen. This allows Balluff to better understand and meet customer needs, providing them with the products and solutions they require.

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarter address
Willstätterstraße 30 40549 Düsseldorf Deutschland

5. Sick

Founded in 1964, Sick is a world-renowned manufacturer of sensors and analytical instrumentation systems. As a manufacturer of sensors for factory automation, logistics automation and process automation, their products are widely used in various industries. Founded in China in 1994, Sick AG is a multinational manufacturer specializing in sensors and analytical instrumentation systems. In the field of industrial automation, Sick is one of the technological and market leaders.

3 Japanese proximity sensor manufacturers

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarter address
Shiokoji Horikawa, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8530 Japan

1. Omron

Founded in Japan in 1933, Omron is a world-renowned automation control and electronic equipment manufacturer with advanced sensing and control core technologies. Its products involve a wide range of fields such as industrial automation control systems, electronic components, and social public systems.
With its “sensing and control” technology, Omron uses our years of experience and deep understanding of the production site to continuously meet customers’ pursuit of product diversification and high quality. Not only that, Omron also advises you on environmental protection and production safety.

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarter address
19F Tokyo Building 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6419, Japan

2. Azbil

Founded in Japan in 1906, Azbil Corporation is an established enterprise engaged in building automation, industrial automation, electronic components, and life infrastructure automation. It was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan in 1969 and entered the Chinese market in 1978.
The head office, Azbil Corporation, was founded in December 1906 and has a history of more than 100 years. It is an old well-known enterprise in Japan engaged in building automation, industrial automation, electronic components, and life infrastructure automation.

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarter address
1-3-14, Higashi-Nakajima,Higashi-Yodogawa-ku,Osaka, 533-8555, Japan


Founded in Japan in 1974, KEYENCE is committed to providing solutions that can improve the quality and efficiency of automated manufacturing. It is a world-renowned supplier of sensors, measurement systems, laser marking machines, microscopy systems and stand-alone imaging systems.
They are not only committed to meeting the current needs of many customers in the manufacturing and research industries, but also committed to foreseeing the future development of the market and providing customers with more long-term improvement solutions.The head office, Azbil Corporation, was founded in December 1906 and has a history of more than 100 years. It is an old well-known enterprise in Japan engaged in building automation, industrial automation, electronic components, and life infrastructure automation.

3 Chinese proximity sensor manufacturers

Year Of Establishment Country Website
No.328,Wei 19TH Road,Economic Development Zone,Yueqing,Zhejing,China


C-lin Electric Co., Ltd., founded in 1979, is a professional manufacturer of industrial control components. It is a non-regional joint-stock enterprise that integrates research, development, production, and sales.

Clin’s business covers six major categories, including relays, distribution control, electrical drives and controls, instruments, sensors, and switches, with tens of thousands of product models and specifications. These products are widely used in various industries such as machinery manufacturing, real estate, home appliances, fire protection, power, and telecommunications. They have established a comprehensive sales channel nationwide and have formed a business pattern driven by their own brand and ODM. Clin has successfully become one of the major low-voltage electrical manufacturers in China.

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Delixi High-tech Industrial Park, Liushi Town, Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province

2. Delixi

Delixi Group, jointly established in 2007 with Schneider Electric, is an electrical company that operates in the fields of power distribution, industrial control automation, and home electricals. They are committed to providing professional, safe, and reliable electrical environments for home and industrial automation.
As one of the first-generation outstanding private enterprises in China’s reform and opening-up era, Delixi Group has been striving for nearly forty years. With the long-term trust and support of their customers and partners, they teamed up with the global Fortune 500 company Schneider Electric in 2007 to establish Delixi Electric Co., Ltd. In the three major areas of power distribution, industrial control automation, and home electricals, Delixi Electric is dedicated to creating comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, safe, and intelligent home electrical environments, as well as professional, safe, reliable, and efficient industrial automation electrical environments for customers in emerging markets worldwide. They aim to lead the development of a new model in China’s low-voltage electrical industry, offering products and services with high cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and quality.

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Floor 3, No. 19, Keaisi Road, Xiangyang Industrial Zone, Liushi Town, Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province


CHIIB is a technology-based multi-element enterprise integrating scientific research, production, industry and trade. Its main production and operation are: proximity switches, photoelectric switches, switching power supplies, sensors, permanent magnet inductors, solid state relays, traction transformers, dry-type power transformers, oil-immersed power transformers, amorphous alloy transformers, large special transformers, and American-style box transformers.
Substations, European-style substations, high and low voltage complete sets of electrical switchgear, small relays, dual power automatic switches, control and protection switching appliances, electrical fire monitors, dry variable temperature controllers, dry variable fans, electric welding machines, arc welding machines and other products, series of products have obtained CCC, CE, CT QC product qualification certificates.

1 Korean proximity sensor manufacturer

Year Of Establishment Country Website
39, Magokjungang 5-ro 1-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 07594

Autonics safety light curtains categories link:

1. Autonics

Founded in 1977, Autonics is a global and reliable provider of industrial automation solutions in Korea. Its core products include various sensors, controllers, motion equipment, measurement equipment, laser marking systems, connection equipment, etc.
Autonics has 12 international offices including South Korea, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, the United States, Brazil, and Mexico to provide comprehensive automation solutions for global customers.

1 Switzerland proximity sensor manufacturer

Year Of Establishment Country Website
Headquarter address
Hummelstrasse 17 8501 Frauenfeld, Switzerland


Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Switzerland, Baumer is the world’s leading manufacturer of factory automation and process automation. They are leaders in the development and production of sensors, encoders, process instrumentation and vision technology. Baumer China is the business center of Baumer Group in North Asia, established in September 2006, located in Shanghai.
Baumer Electric Co., Ltd. is a world-renowned producer of industrial automation sensor products with a history of 50 years. They have their own production facilities in the United States, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and their products are distributed in over 110 countries worldwide. Baumer is committed to the development of industrial automation and process control products, continuously meeting customer requirements in terms of precision, reliability, stability, diversity, and effective demand. They ensure to provide customers with first-class products, excellent after-sales service, and product upgrade services.


Different proximity sensor manufactueres have different advantages and disadvantages, choose a suitable one is very important. If you still have questions about them, please leave a comment below.

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