In the early 1960s, Leuze textile founded Leuze electronic in a former weaving mill to develop sensors for the company’s textile machines. This marked the beginning of the family-owned company with its headquarters in Owen/Teck, which has grown into a global success story over the past 50 years. Leuze electronic stands for forward-thinking entrepreneurship and innovative product development and, with regard to Industry 4.0, the sensor expert that deals with the exchange of data on a daily basis is adopting an active pioneering role and driving force. Shortly after the first switching and measuring sensors were developed, new sensors and system solutions were developed for safety at work as well as solutions for identification, industrial image processing and data transmission. It is not an advertising slogan but rather corporate philosophy that offers clients an Industry 4.0-capable smart sensor Business.