About IM GROUP: Recently rebranded in Italy in 2021, IM GROUP (Formerly Inkmaker Group) is the holding brand of:
Inkmaker, Rexson, Vale-tech, Swesa, Teko, Tecnopails and most recently IEC+, the mechanical engineering specialist—renowned for the design and manufacture of dispersing, grinding and mixing equipment as well as complete engineering studies and turnkey solutions. With the addition of IEC+, IM GROUP has evolved into its next stage of: ‘Advanced’ engineering solutions.
With its combined strength the IM GROUP offers total process-engineering solutions within the industries of paint, coatings, ink, speciality-chemicals, adhesives, corrugated packaging, flexo, pharma, food, cosmetic, textiles and more. IM GROUP, with its brands, operates with its own staff and offices in over 15 countries over 5 continents.
The IM GROUP logo is made up of a symbol, a logotype and our credo.
The Symbol, is a face created from a series of triangles (inspired from the Inkmaker logo) in blue to convey trust, confidence and high-technology. The triangles converge, like the many brands and skills of our Group, to form a strong whole—a distinct ‘human identity’—depicting a technological engineering leader with a ‘human touch’.
The face is embellished with a crown, representing the Group’s determination to maintain its leading position in the industries it serves.
Logotype: the symbol is flanked by the words “IM GROUP”, in a custom designed font to communicate the Group’s various fields of business such as paint, coatings, ink, speciality-chemicals, adhesives and much more.
Credo: Below the logo, in steel grey, the Group’s credo and positioning line; “The Colour of Trust”, a result of our core values of being Truthful, Responsible, Understanding, Safe and Tailormade to ultimately position the group, as the leader to T R U S T.”
Our Promise & Values
To create global awareness of our new group and its competitive products and service
Practical benefit: We will invest in reliable products and services.
Emotional benefit: We will conduct our business ethically and responsibly.
IM GROUP, is based on the brand values of T R U S T , of being: Truthful • Responsible • Understanding • Safe • Tailormade which sit at the core of our brand DNA — “Reliability”. This is what we stand for.
We represent a dynamic, competitive and reliable organisation, offering; total process-engineering solutions …with a “Human touch”.
This culminates in our credo and positioning of “The Colour of Trust”
Vision & Mission
To evolve our technology so as to expand in our fields and adapt the advantages of our products to new markets.
To create a reliable complete supply chain—serving predominantly, but not only, the ink, paint & coatings industry—that will sustain our core businesses.
To deliver, technologically advanced, “total-process engineering” turnkey solutions and to provide a trusted service to the industries we serve, while strengthening our commitment to total safety and responsibility.
Our strategy—to fulfil our Mission in achieving our Vision—is to:
Acquire businesses, with a speciality or good market share in a segment /country, where we plan to expand, that can deepen our knowledge and broaden our product range.
Maximise our logistics globally; servicing clients more efficiently from a network of new offices and factories—increased due to our acquisitions.
Invest in technology that can evolve our manufacturing capabilities. Such as industry 4.0 and IoT
Further our design solutions.
Invest in human capital and structured processing systems (eg. ERP)
Incorporate our software, into our new acquisitions' products, elevating our brands’ offering.
Share R&D; skills and knowledge to deliver a more competitive service and products.
Employ a shared leadership strategy across two CEOs, to guarantee the group’s standards.
Group Vision and Mission
To consolidate our new acquisitions under a group brand, IM GROUP, that will;
(a) streamline and align all acquisitions
(b) maintain their various expertise and identities
(c) bring together each brand’s expertise, as a team, when required to provide total-process engineering solutions.
Our Group is expanding its special applications.
Our group is recognised worldwide by leading paint and coating manufacturers.
Our group is recognised worldwide by leading ink manufacturers and printers.
Our organisation is certified and holds several patents.