Christophe Rizzo, CEO, EMEA/Americas
Headquartered in Italy, IM GROUP was founded by Inkmaker; a leading manufacturer of paint, and chemical dispensing systems, dating back to 1987. Within 30 years, Inkmaker strengthened its presence internationally and was bought in 2018 by its top managers, Christophe Rizzo, Valentina Cigna, Roberto Guerra, and Kar Seng, who, after acquiring several companies, formed Inkmaker Group.
Today Inkmaker Group, which recently rebranded to IM GROUP, is a global technology leader. As the holding brand of Inkmaker, Rexson, Vale-tech, Swesa, Teko, and Tecnopails, it has the ability to provide total process-engineering solutions across specialty-chemicals adhesives, corrugated packaging, pharma, food, cosmetic, and textiles sectors. “We created this group specifically to address diverse client demands under one roof. IM GROUP now operates in over 15 countries across5 continents and guarantees highly accurate colors,” says Christophe Rizzo, CEO, EMEA/Americas, IM GROUP.
Built on the virtue of T R U S T—Truthful, Responsible, Understanding, Safe, and Tailor-made,
IM GROUP has architected an innovative, efficient, and user-friendly proprietary software. Available in 30 languages, it can integrate seamlessly with all leading business management applications and ERP systems, controlling both small compact units and complex industrial systems. Going the extra mile, IM GROUP enables clients to manage all their users, factories, formulae, and work orders instantly, easily, and also remotely. They can generate reports on production statistics on demand and more efficiently conduct stock auditing and batch cost evaluation.As Rizzo explains, “We are a total solution provider, and our expertise is not limited to dispensing—it goes beyond that.
Our clients know that IM GROUP has the dedication, expertise, and experience to address every project—no matter how complex it is
Our team studies the entire manufacturing process of a facility, understands the technical specifications, designs production equipment, and connects those to the software.” This equips businesses with the capability to align their production facilities with the current market trends while ensuring safety and reduction of environmental impact. More importantly, having a strong international presence, IM GROUP has accumulated a comprehensive knowledge of different regulations. As a result, the group can ensure that clients always meet stringent regulatory requirements. It also provides comprehensive after-sales services to help clients get accustomed to its offerings.
What really keeps IM GROUP a notch above the rest is the accumulated years of experience of its partner companies in their respective fields. They invest heavily in R&D to keep their solutions updated according to the ever-evolving market needs. “By restructuring the group’s brands into various specialities, we were able to nurture “areas of excellence” dedicating each of our brands to a specific expertise, that is constantly improved through innovation,” Rizzo mentions. Each brand works individually with its existing clients in its own markets yet unites—on large turn-key plant engineering projects—to deliver a total solution. “This guarantees resource optimisation and high flexibility to manage projects of all sizes,” he adds. Undoubtedly, this strategy bolsters IM GROUP with the capability to customize their solutions and address every client’s need—be it an SMB or an enterprise—with the same level of efficiency. No wonder the company today has emerged as a trusted partner for leading paint and coating manufacturers, ink manufacturers, cosmetics manufacturers, and the list goes on. Striding ahead, IM GROUP is focusing on significantly increasing market share in North America. Also, it has started to design new machines, which will help address the needs of Industry 4.0 and IIoT. “Our clients know that IM GROUP has the dedication, expertise, and experience to address every project—no matter how complex. And this gives us the impetus to grow,” Rizzo concludes.