Contrinex Group

Contrinex Group

Route du Paqui 5 CH-1720 Corminboeuf Switzerland

AboutContrinex Group

Who we are

Contrinex is a global technology leader for Smart Sensors for complex automation and smart factory applications.

With 50 years of experience in the field of intelligent sensing and identification solutions, our products are at home in the most demanding applications, and the tightest space constraints. Using real-time sensor data for IIoT and remote asset management is helping our customers to make faster and better decisions.

 Since its foundation in 1972 by Peter Heimlicher, Dipl Ing ETH, Contrinex has grown from a one-man operation to a multinational group with over 500 employees worldwide. More than 12 subsidiaries cover the core markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

At a glance

  • Technology leading manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors as well as safety and RFID systems
  • World market leader for miniature sensors, sensors with long operating distances and devices for particularly demanding operating conditions (all-metal, high-pressure and high-temperature resistant sensors)
  • Represented in over 60 countries worldwide, headquarters in Switzerland
  • Approx. 8000 products

Technology leader for sensor intelligence and industrial RFID

Why choose us

As an innovator of high-tech sensing equipment, our business is to provide customers with significant technical advantages that will support their success. Contrinex’s market-leading products are manufactured to the highest Swiss standards, ensuring excellent quality and reliability. Our customers also benefit from a worldwide network of subsidiaries and qualified sales representatives in over 60 countries. At our headquarters, experienced application and development engineers can also help you find optimum solutions for all sensing problems.


  • Smart Sensors with high-resolution measurement, user-configurable outputs, embedded predictive maintenance features, direct device-to-device communication, user-defined memory and dual channel.
  • Inductive and photoelectric sensor ranges with integral IO-Link interface
  • Miniature, self-contained, inductive and photoelectric sensors
  • Inductive sensors with operating distances up to 4-times standard
  • Mechanically and chemically rugged full-metal inductive sensors
  • Inductive sensors for permanent pressures up to 500 bar (peak 1000 bar)
  • Inductive sensors and RFID tags for operating temperatures up to 230 °C
  • Inductive and photoelectric sensors for the food industry (Ecolab approval)
  • Impervious inductive sensors for washdown areas and outdoor use (IP68 & IP69K)
  • Full-metal sensors for sea-water applications (IP68 & IP69K)
  • Inductive sensors for use in welding cells
  • Photoelectric sensors with background suppression