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Former type Aktiengesellschaft
Industry Information management
Fate Acquired
Successor Siemens AG
Defunct 2014
Headquarters Rathausstraße 56, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
Number of locations 5
Area served Worldwide
Website IBS-AG.de
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1011786

IBS AG developed and distributed industrial productivity management software, including LIMS software.


In February 2012, Siemens AG made a second attempt at taking over IBS AG, the first attempt five years before.[1] Siemens announced in April that it had acquired 80.69 percent of IBS shares and therefore reached the 75 percent threshold for the takeover, including IBS subsidiary IBS America.[2][3] Siemens finalized the acquisition sometime in 2014.[4]

Sometime after late May, Siemens transferred the IBS AG web content to the Siemens website.[5] The former product CAQ=QSYS LIMS QPM doesn't appear to be part of the transition to Siemens and is presumed to no longer be offered.

Technology and products


CAQ=QSYS LIMS QPM was a laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed to be "the ideal solution for quality assurance in laboratories and batch-oriented process industries."[6]


  1. Kammel, B. (7 February 2012). "Siemens Makes Second Run for Control of IBS in $59 Million Bid". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-02-07/siemens-makes-second-run-for-control-of-ibs-in-59-million-bid. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  2. "Siemens has access to 80.69 percent of IBS AG shares". Siemens AG. 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120413172034/http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressrelease/2012/corporate/axx20120421.htm. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  3. Philip, J. (10 December 2013). "IBS America: Solutions for Quality Control and Compliance Management Challenges". CIO Review. Archived from the original on 03 November 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151103163147/http://www.cioreview.com/magazine/IBS-America-Solutions-For-Quality-Control-And-Compliance-Management-Challenges-BEPC146406141.html. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  4. Webb, A. (7 October 2014). "Cambridge Startup Success Shows Challenge for Siemens CEO". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-10-07/cambridge-startup-success-shows-challenge-for-siemens-ceo. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  5. "IBS, A Siemens Business". IBS AG. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160527060332/http://www.ibs-ag.de/start/. Retrieved 05 October 2016. 
  6. "CAQ=QSYS LIMS/QPM - The Management System For Laboratories And Analytical Quality Assurance". IBS AG. Archived from the original on 03 October 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141003075832/http://www.ibs-ag.de/en/loesungen/caqqsysr-limsqpm/functional-overview/index.html. Retrieved 04 October 2016.